Idli Roast

Idli Roast

Make boring idlis interesting by frying them and making them crispy. Kids as well as adults will definately love these crispy idlis. It's usually, the leftover idlis that are shallow fried and made crispy. That way the leftover idli's vanish in seconds. All you need is oil and red chilli powder. Then roast the idlis until crisp. Best way to empty any leftover idli as a tea time snack.

Idli is a daily breakfast among south Indians. Idli is usually eaten with chutney and sambar. And then there's usually a batch of leftover idli. Any leftover idli can be eaten in many ways like idli usli (spicy, seasoned, powdered idli), idli tadka (spicy, seasoned, idli cubes) and idli roast. Here's how to make some interesting, crispy idli for your tea time snack.


5 Idlis
3 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of red chilli powder

Serves: 2-3

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Preparation Method:

1. Slice each idli into two or three slices horizontally depending on their thickness. The thinner the slices the more crispy they get. 

2. Heat a frying pan, keep the idli slices on it. 

3. Add oil on top of each slice, add red chilli powder uniformly on the top side of the idlis. 

4. Flip the idlis and fry that side of idli for 3-4 minutes until it becomes crispy on a medium flame.

5. Add oil and red chilli powder uniformly on the other side, now the top side of the idli.

6. Flip the idli and fry that side for 3-4 minutes until it becomes crispy.

7. Remove off heat and serve hot.

Side Note:

1. Add red chilli powder depending on how spicy you like your idlis to be.

2. Freshly cooked idli's may not hold shape while shallow frying them due to their softness. After a few hours the steamed idlis become perfect for frying. Hence, usually left over idlis are shallow fried.

3. Traditionally my mom used to shallow fry idlis using just ghee and make them crispy. They taste awesome too. But you need a side dish to go with those plain, crispy idlis. I like idlis that are spicy, so add red chilli powder to the idlis while frying them. That way you don't even need an accompaniment to go with them.

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