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.