Chilli Idli

35-40 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20-25 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

For Fried Idlis

2 tbsp Corn-starch/Arrowroot powder (कॉर्न स्टार्च या आरारुट)

2 tbsp Refined Flour (मैदा)

½ tsp Vinegar (सिरका)

Salt to taste (नमक स्वादानुसार)

Water (पानी)

4-5 Idlis (इडली)

Oil for frying (तेल तलने के लिए)

 

For Fried Idlis

2 tbsp Oil (तेल)

1 inch Ginger – chopped (अदरक)

1 clove Garlic – crushed (लहसुन)

1 medium Onion (प्याज़)

1 fresh Green Chilli – chopped (हरी मिर्च)

1½ tbsp Soya Sauce (सोया सॉस)

2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup (टोमेटो केचप)

1 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce (रेड चिली सॉस)

1 medium Capsicum – medium diced (शिमला मिर्च)

Water (पानी)

½ tbsp thick Corn-starch slurry (कॉर्न स्टार्च का‌ लिजाम)

 

For Garnish

Spring Onion – chopped (प्याज़ पत्ता)

 

Process

For Fried Idlis

  • In a bowl add corn-starch / arrowroot, refined flour, vinegar, salt, water and mix everything properly.
  • Now add the cut idlis one by one in the batter and then deep frying them on medium heat until half done.Remove and keep aside.
  • One the sauce is almost ready then refry in hot oil until golden brown and crispy.

 

For Fried Idlis

  • In a kadai or wok heat oil and add ginger, garlic, onion, green chilli and saute on high heat for a minute.
  • Now add soya sauce and let it caramelize on high flames for half a minute.
  • Then add tomato ketchup, red chilli sauce saute once then add capsicum and saute on high flames for a minute.
  • Add some water, thick corn-starch slurry mix it once then add the fried Idlis and toss them in the sauce properly.
  • Continue cooking for a minute and then serve it hot in a plate and garnish with spring onion.
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