Ever bored having same old plain idly? How about the leftover idlies? Here comes a simple lip smacking makeover for the leftover idlies, my Cocktail Idly aka Crispy Idly Chaat. I know kids makes faces when you ask them to eat the plain idlies., next time try this recipe and i am sure they leave asking for more. This is not only kid friendly but wonderful with Chai or Hot tea in the evenings.

Ingredients you need:
  • 6-8 Idlies( i usually use leftovers from morning breakfast )
  • 1 large vine ripened tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 lemon
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • Chaat masala to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Cilantro
How to:
  • First prep up the idlies, onion and tomatoes. Cube idlies, chop up onion and tomato.
  • In a kadai / frying pajn heat oil and deep fry cubed idlies, drain them onto paper and keep aside
  • In a mixing bowl, add fried idly pieces, onion, tomato, cilantro, red chilli powder, chat masala, salt and lemon juice
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve it right away

Any leftover idlies from the morning gets converted to this simple Idly Chaat, and my husband likes it so much, i end up making fresh batch of Idlies exclusive for this Cocktail idly. This is so simple yet bursting with lots of flavor from tomatoes, onions , cilantro and Lime Juice.

This crispy idly chaat is on its way to:


Khaugiri said...

Wow sounds good!!! will definetly try in this vacation.

Suparna said...

great idea for a chaat with left over idlis! that looks tasty.

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Kalyani said...

wow ..... looks great .. may be i can try this to my daughter .... thanks for a recipe ............

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Uma. said...

Wonderful pictures, black complimented them well! Good choice.

Recipe Center said...

idly chaat looks delicious Kalva, THanks for sending this to cfk event. Can you please also link back to Sharmi's bolg?

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely dish..nice recipe

Rachel said...

my first time hee and I must say your pics are all very crisp, clear and beautiful.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

My aunt makes it like this but my Dad never liked it so mom never attempted to make these... I love idlis in any form... Looks yummy... My first visit here, nice blog... Shall come back for more...

Sharmi said...

I am drooling over your pics! I feel hungry:( Thanks for the nice contribution!

Kalai said...

colorful and yammy. Nice dish with leftover idlis.wonderful click.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Chat with Idlies. Nice space here... Lovely innovative ideas

Indian Recipe Video's said...

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Anonymous said...

Super Idly

Justin said...

this looks so good. it's also funny to me because if I ever had idly in the house, i certainly wouldn't have any leftovers to use to make this!

AMIT said...

Idly chat wow looks yummy too.

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Unknown said...

Great idea.. We can best utilise the left over idlies in this way.. Thanks for sharing this recipe.. For south indian recipes check at South Indian Recipes

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