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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chilli Idli


Chilli Idli:

I went to Aryas Restaurant with my family and was surprised to see an item called Chilli Idli in their menu. Since then I wanted to try this recipe at home. It was really awesome and I bet once you taste, you will always make this item when you have left over idli at home.


Ingredients:

Left over idli – 6
Onion – 1
Capsicum – ½
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Green chilli – 2
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Tomato sauce – 3 tsp
Salt - as needed
Oil – for deep fry + 2 tsp
Coriander leaves – few


Preparation:

Most important step is to refrigerate the idli overnight itself but if you are running out of time then at least refrigerate for half an hour. Do not Freeze it.
Slit the onion length wise
Chop the capsicum into thin strips
Cut green chillies into pieces.

Method:



Cut the refrigerated idli into small pieces.
Deep fry the idli in the hot oil until golden brown and its crisp.
Drain the excess oil in the kitchen tissue and keep it aside.
Heat a non stick pan and add 2 tsp of oil to it.
When hot, add onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste fry for a minute and add capsicum.
Now add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, little salt, tomato sauce and mix well.
Now keep the flame in high and add the deep fried idli and toss well.
Add finely chopped coriander leaves and garinsh.

Serve this with curd or onion raitha.

Notes:

You can add finely chopped tomato along with onions and reduce the tomato sauce.
If you are making for kids watch out on the amount of green chilli  and chlilli powder that you are planning to add.
You can make it innovative adding frozen green peas, finel chopped carrot or any other vegetables of your choice.