Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fried Masala Idly

Long back, we tasted this Idly in one of the famous restaurants in Pondicherry. We all loved it and I really wanted to make it at home. My sister helped me with this recipe at first but later I made few changes to her version and finally got this much yummy Fried Masala Idlies. This is much similar to chilly paratha. You can either use freshly prepared idlies or leftover idlies.




Ingredients :

1. Idly - 10 (Cut them in to pieces)
2. Maida / All purpose flour - 1/2 Cup
3. Corn Flour - 1/2 Cup
4. Red Chilly Powder - 3 tsp or adjust to your taste
5. Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
6. Tomato Puree - 1 Cup
7. Ginger - Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
8. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
9. Bell Pepper - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
10. Coriander - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
11. Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
12. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
13. Curry Leaf - Small qty
14. Oil
15. Salt




Procedure :

1. In a pan, add half tbs of oil. Then add ginger-garlic paste. Fry till raw smell is gone.

2. Now, add the chopped onion and then chopped bell pepper. Fry till onion turns golden brown.

3. Now, add the tomato puree and 2 tsp of chilly powder, salt and garam masala. Mix well.

4. Allow the contents to boil well in medium flame, switch of the stove when the mixture turns thick.

5. In a vessel mix two flours, salt, 1 tsp chilly powder and water. Make it to a Bajji mix like consistency.

6. Heat oil and then dip each idl piece in the batter and put them in the oil.

7. Fry till they become crisp. Drain the extra oil in a kitchen tissue.

8. Now, add these fried idlies to the mixture in the pan.

9. Add soya sauce and mix well.

10. Finally, add the lemon juice and then garnish with coriander and curry leaf.

11. Serve hot.

27 comments:

Pavithra Srihari said...

Nithu, this is mouthwatering idly.I think after sambhar and chutney to have with, this is the best way to eat idli.

Looking forward to rajasthani cuisine blogger .. I have guessed it, let me check tomo if I got it right .

Meena said...

fried masala idli sounds mouth-watering!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious idly...nice photo

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

pls collect ur award from my blog
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Suhaina said...

I am going to try today evening.Will let u know tomorrow.
Looks very tempting.

Rekha shoban said...

looks delicious and spicy...surely kids will like it!

simply.food said...

Spiced idly looks delicious.I like the sauce you have cooked it in.

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks awesome & mouthwatering.loved it.

Kiran said...

Dear Nithu,Nice Masala Idly and beautiful pictures.Are you there in the picnic photos?It's a picture puzzle for us:-)

Jay said...

Nice presentation...Awesome recipe...with colorful click.

vineetha said...

looks mouthwatering..Nice click and awesome presentation.

vineetha said...

looks mouthwatering..Nice click and awesome presentation.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome masala idlis. Never tasted before,would definitely try.

LK said...

Nithu, you just reminded me of another dish that I've had at an Indian restaurant in Toronto - deep-fried idly manchurian...soooo good. Your picture is mouth-watering indeed!

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

I guess its also called Kaima Idli in Saravana Bavan.Loved your version.

Priya said...

Thats a tempting masala idly, looks awesome..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

மசாலா இட்லி மிக அருமையாக இருக்கு.உங்கள் குறிப்புபடி செய்து பார்க்கிறேன்...

Kairali sisters said...

Nithu..This doesnt even look like idly..Spicy and lovely dish..

Love
Kairali sisters

divya said...

Looks awesome & mouthwatering.loved it

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow.. looks delicious..

R said...

nice recipe and pics :) looking fwd to meeting priya on ur blog tomorrow!!

J said...

mouthwatering recipe..
thanks for the particapation award.. have recieved it in mail..cheers

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice pictures and awesome recipe Nithu....I too love this dish dear :)

Kalai said...

my dear friend's favourite recipe! When we were studying in chennai, she used to travel 40 mins to tambaram, to have these fried idlis at vasantha bhavan. Thanks for sharing this Nithu, I will let her know about your recipe! She will be happy to see something similar to the restaurant one.

It looks very tempting and though I hate Idlis and have seen these Idlis at many blogs, yours inspires me to cook them rightaway. I will try this soon and will let you know!

Kalai said...

And the travel photographs are looking very sweet, a really nice post for jagruti's event!

Yummy Team said...

Spicy and tasty idlis..Nice recipe!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Nithu, sounds super yum. I have never saw this recipe before. I mean I know left over bread upma and all that, but this sounds delicious. I have bookmarked it and will surely try it one day.