Tava Idli

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


3 heaped tbsp Butter (मक्खन)

1 medium Onion – chopped (प्याज़)

1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste (अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट)

1 heaped tsp Red Chillies & Garlic chutney (लाल मिर्च और लहसुन की चटनी)

1 medium Tomato – chopped (टमाटर)

1 medium Capsicum – chopped (शिमला मिर्च)

1 fresh Green Chilli – chopped (हरी मिर्च)

½ tsp Degi Red Chilli Powder (देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर)

1 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala (पाव भाजी मसाला)

Water (पानी)

Salt to taste (नमक स्वादानुसार)

5-6 Idlis – cut in 4 pieces (इडली)

½ small Lemon juice (नींबू का रस)

1 tbsp Butter (मक्खन)

2 tbsp Coriander Leaves – chopped (धनिया पत्ता)


For Garnish

A pinch Pav Bhaji Masala (पाव भाजी मसाला)

Fresh Coriander Leaves (धनिया पत्ता)



  • In a kadai heat butter and add onion, saute until translucent.
  • Then add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli & garlic chutney and saute for half a minute.
  • Now add the tomatoes and cook until soft and then add capsicum, green chillies, degi red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala let it saute for a minute then add water, salt and mix everything properly.
  • Add the idlis in and toss it with light hands then cover and cook for 5-6 minutes, remove the lid and mix everything properly once.
  • Now finish it with more butter, lemon juice, coriander leaves and switch off the flames.
  • Serve hot in the serving plate and garnish with coriander leaves and pav bhaji masala.