Fried Idli

2 Dec

Fried Idli.

Steamed idli is sliced thick and deep fried in oil till golden brown in color. Fried idli is then seasoned with chaat masala and served with mint cilantro chutney.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Fried Idli.


Steamed Idli 4
Chaat Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
Mint Chutney 2 Tbsps
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying

Method of preparation:

Slice the idli into three pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a deep vessel on medium heat.
When oil is hot, slowly drop the idli pieces into the oil.
Fry till the idli turns golden brown in color.
Remove the idli onto absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
Immediately sprinkle chaat masala powder and a pinch of salt.
Serve fried idli with mint chutney.
Notes: Make sure idli fried well on all sides.

Suggestions: You can also steam the idli batter in a small wide vessel instead of using idli moulds and cut the idli into various shapes once steamed.
Variations: Also serve with tamarind chutney or red chutney.
Other Names: Fried Idli.

14 Responses to “Fried Idli”

  1. Priya December 3, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    Irresistible fried idlies..

  2. Tez December 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    so yummy !!! tamarind chutney will be a plus…. 😉

  3. Apu December 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    Mmmm!! They look great. Beautiful snack!!

  4. Amar December 4, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    Pic looks good.

  5. neeli December 9, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    very tasty dish: neeli

  6. raja December 18, 2010 at 6:14 am #


  7. Hari Chandana December 18, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Wonderful recipe.. looks really tempting !!

  8. thirishila March 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    looking so beautiful yummy….. hmmmm… mmmmm….

  9. hema aggarwal March 3, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    very yummy taste

  10. sabeen April 4, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    what is idli?

  11. mehroo May 17, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    I usually do this with stale idlis, but instead of deep-frying I use a non stick pan with very little oil & fry on low heat till crispy. Yummy with ketchup too.

  12. kalpana bhagat June 17, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    i wil surelyyyyyy try………

  13. nagaraj August 17, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    bhaganey vundi

  14. Seema Kundhare April 6, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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