Masala Idli Fry

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Servings: 4


For Frying Idlis

3 tbsp Oil

Leftover Idlis

For Tempering

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds

5-6 Curry leaves

½ tsp Hing

1 Onion, chopped

1 Tomato, chopped

½ tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder

1 ½ tsp Sambhar masala

Coriander leaves, chopped for garnish


  • Heat oil for frying.
  • Cut the idlis into quarters and drop them in hot oil for frying. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • In another pan add oil. Add in mustard seeds and curry leaves and let it splutter.
  • Add in asafoetida and mix.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté them well. Cook until they turn translucent.
  • Add in chopped tomatoes and mix. Cook until they turn soft.
  • Sprinkle turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Also add in the curry powder masala. Give everything a nice mix.
  • Now drop in the fried idli’s and toss them well in the masalas.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.