Masala Idly

Masala Idly is a simple and quick snack or breakfast dish. Apart from idly upma, fried idly, masala idly is a a great way to use fresh or leftover idlies. Add any masala you wish to, like sambar masala, maggi masala or a simple home made masala which I made with black pepper, garlic and curry leaves.  Fried crispy idly tastes yummy with this masala. A great way to feed your fussy kids. 

This recipes goes to the week 4, day 2 of Blogging Marathon 78 under the theme " Kids Delight- Kids Lunch box recipes". Here goes the recipe.....


Idly 4
Black pepper corns 5
Curry leaves 15
Fresh Garlic cloves 2
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Onion chopped 2 spoons
Tomato chopped 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 2 spoons
Asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Oil to deep fry


Cut idly into bite size pieces.
Heat oil and deep fry the cut idly's to golden brown or till they turn crisp.
In a blender  add peeled garlic cloves, 1/2 of the curry leaves, cumin seeds and pepper corns and blend  into course powder .
Heat a wok or frying pan add 2 spoons oil.
Add curry leaves,  asafoetida and chopped onions.
Saute till onions turn light brown color.
Now add chopped tomato and ground masala.
Cook till tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
Now add  fried idly and salt to taste.
Give it a stir and transfer to a plate.
Garnish with chopped cilantro. 
If you like add few drops of lime / lemon juice on top.


vaishali sabnani said...

Masala idli sounds so flavourful , good change from the regular ones . I am sure the kids will love them in their lunch box .

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i always loved this as a kid, need to introduce this to my kiddo

Mayuri Patel said...

I would love a kiddie lunch box anytime from you if it has fried idli! I love fried idlis and with masala its even more appealing.

Rafeeda AR said...

Very flavorful... especially a nice way to pack up leftover idlis...

cookingwithsapana said...

The name itself makes me drool. Such a tasty lunchbox dish. I wish I could eat them now.

Chef Mireille said...

these look so flavorful - would love to try them

Jayashree said...

Looks fantastic. I make fresh idlis just to make these.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Looks super inviting sushma! perfect for lunch boxes!