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.