3 Delicious Recipes With Idli

3 Delicious Recipes With Idli

Idli, the ever popular, South Indian breakfast recipe owes its popularity to its ease of cooking as well as its health quotient. The flavorful chutneys and sambar add to its taste. But it is not necessary that it has to be had the same way every time you make it. Here are a few recipes with idlis, that can be put together in no time, as your kids lunch box option or a quick fix when you have guests at home. So go ahead and make these delicious recipes with idli.

Here Are Delicious Recipes With Idli

Lemon Idli

Make idlis and let them cool a bit. Then cut them into cubes and drizzle a spoon of lemon juice and keep aside. In a pan, heat some oil and add mustard seeds, cumin, whole dried red chillies, a spoon of chana dal and hing. Once fried, add a spoonful of chopped green chillies. Add a dash of turmeric powder followed by the cubed idlis and salt. Mix well and check for salt and lemon juice. add little more if necessary. Take off the flame, garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve hot.

lemon idli

Idli Upma

If you have made idlis but need an extra dish, make this quick and healthy upma with them. Take the cooked idlis in a bowl and lightly crumble them with your hand. Take care it does not become a paste. In a pan, add all the tempering ingredients like mustard seeds, cumin, hing along with chopped green chilli and chopped onion. Add some grated carrot too. Stir fry it till done and then add the crumbled idli along with some salt. Mix well and cook for a few more minutes. Sprinkle a little oil if necessary and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

idli upma

Idli Manchurian

Add an Indochinese twist to the humble idli with this simple recipe. Cube the idli and stir fry the pieces in some oil until they develop a crunchy crust and keep them aside. In a pan, heat oil and add some chopped garlic, chopped ginger and fry for a couple of minutes. Add some chopped chilli and diced capsicum. Add a spoon of red chilli paste or you can also add store bought Manchurian paste. add salt, mix well and add the idli cubes followed by a dash of  soy sauce and keep stirring well. Add some chopped spring onion greens, stir well and take off the flame. Enjoy it hot.

idli manchurian