Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Though idli is a famous south indian dish, but this recipe has nothing to do with it. It’s a simple snack that can be served in breakfast or as starters. I am adding this recipe on demand of some of my friends. So here we go… There are two things in this. First you have to prepare the idlis. I have used a small sized idli maker but you can go for the big one and then cut it into four. This recipe uses instant idlis and not one which which is made with idli rice. Second thing is to fry these idlis. I have only used onion in this but you can go for its variation by adding more vegetables like cabbage, capsicum and others. 


For Instant Idli

1 Cup Semolina Flour(Sooji)                           1 Cup Curd
Salt to taste                                                          3/4 - 1 Cup Water
1 tsp Eno

For Vegetable Idli

1 Onion (Med Sized)                                           ½ tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder                                      1 Pinch Asafoetida
Salt to taste                                                          1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Garam Masala                                           1 Tsp Oil
Coriander leaves for Garnish


For idli

Take a pan add semolina flour, curd, salt and water. Mix it well.  Add Eno and 1 tsp water. Mix it and leave for 3-4 minutes.

Grease the idli pan and pour the batter to it.

Make idlis from all the batter.

For Vegetable Idli

Heat a pan, add 1 tsp oil to it. Add Asafoetida, Mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Then add Turmeric and onion. Add little salt to it. Keep on stirring till it turns golden. Add Idlis, salt, chilly and garam masala. Mix it properly. Garnish with coriander leaves.

PS: I am sending this recipe as part of Charitha's "B for Breakfast" event. 

and AnyoneCanCook Event 


Priya said...

I just love idilis .. love ur blog.. ur recipes are awesome :).. m following u now :)

Suvidha A. said...

Thanks Priya. It feels nice when someone likes your recipes and appreciate the efforts.

Neha said...

Tried this turned out to be very nice:) I think the water quantity for the idli batter (1 cup) should be reduced to half cup otherwise the batter becomes very thin...I had to add extra semolina to make it of thick consistency:)

Suvidha A. said...

Hi Neha
Thanks for the appreciation. I always put 3/4-1 cup water in it depending on the consistency. And you need some water after putting eno too. You can change it according to your requirements.

Vidya said...

Wow ! gotto try these ...they look so YUMMY

Vanishri said...

hey, nice recipe. i think i will try this sometime

Suvidha A. said...

Thanks a lot!!

Charitha said...

few awards for you collect them

Priya dharshini said...

Wonderful collection of recipes..happy blogging..

Lavern Owie said...

a way to go. i wanna have some try of this. thanks for sharing this recipe

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