Spicy Stir Fried Idli

13 Apr

Karam Idlilu.

Idly is prepared by grinding soaked urad dal into fine paste and mixing it with idly rawa. The idli batter is then filled into idli molds and steamed for 15 minutes. The prepared idli are then stir fried with spicy curry powder. Keep the idli covered or serve them immediately.
Makes: around 20 Spicy Stir Fried Idli.


Small Idli 16 – 20
Spicy Curry Powder 1 tbsp
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Green Chiles 3
Mustard Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and slit green chiles keeping its stem intact.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
When mustard seeds starts spluttering, add green chiles and curry leaves.
Then stir in steamed idli, spicy curry powder, red chile powder and salt.
Fry briefly and remove from heat.
Serve spicy stir fried idly immediately.
Notes: Chop regular idli into 4 – 6 pieces if desired.

Suggestions: If the idli is not spicy enough, bite into green chiles or add more curry powder or red chile powder while frying.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped cilantro at end of cooking process. Leftover idli batter can be made into fritters.
Other Names: Spicy Stir Fried Idli, Karam Idlilu.

9 Responses to “Spicy Stir Fried Idli”

  1. Vijay Bindal April 13, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Thanks for launching this recipe as it is my favorite dish

  2. shilpa April 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    hi raji,
    this recipe seems to be easy n interesting. will try it soon.i like this fried idli very much. i ate chilli idli same like this.

  3. kalpana April 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    how to make spicy curry powder?

  4. arundati April 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    looks so tempting with all the spice powders…we call this idli cake and in such a coincidence, i scheduled a post with this for sometime next week!!

  5. Tez April 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    amazing dish…

  6. chavakiran April 18, 2010 at 2:59 am #

    mouth watering. let me try this week. Thanks for this.

  7. Raji April 20, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    @vijay bindal thank you. my fav. too
    @shilpa thanks. chili idli is tasty as well
    @kalpana please click on the spicy curry powder in the ingredients list. or here you go
    @arundati idli cake sounds cool. will check out urs
    @tez thank you
    @chavakiran i know. do try and let us know

  8. komal July 31, 2010 at 11:10 am #


  9. Suseela March 24, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    nice idea Raji

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