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idli fry recipe

idli fry recipe – a quick fried snack made with left over idlis.

this idli fry recipe is the way i would have idli fries in the south indian restaurants in mumbai. the idli are cut into finger chips and then deep fried. later red chilli powder or chaat masala or pav bhaji masala or idli podi is sprinkled on top of it. you can choose any masala of your choice. at home, we prefer idli podi or pav bhaji masala or red chilli powder.

to make this idli fry recipe, use only left over idlis or day old idlis which have been refrigerated. don’t use fresh idlis, because they break in the oil while frying and absorb a lot of oil also. they also stick to each other while frying.

it is always better to refrigerate the idlis for a few hours before you fry them so that they don’t break in oil while frying. if you don’t want to deep fry then you can also pan fry or shallow fry the idlis. another way, i use left over idlis is by making idli chaat and idli upma.

while frying the idli’s, the smaller pieces will get fried quickly than the larger pieces. so you have to remove the small pieces first. because if don’t and fry all the pieces equally then the outside texture of smaller pieces becomes little dense  due to extra frying and you may not like them. don’t make the fries too brown. they should be crisp from outside and soft from inside.

few steps to make mumbai style idli fry recipe:

1. cut the refrigerated or day old idlis into fingers, as shown below.

cut idlis into fingers

2. heat oil in a kadi or pan till medium hot. add the idli fingers and deep fry till light golden or slightly more. ideally, the fried idli pieces should be crisp from outside and soft from inside. you can also pan fry or shallow fry them.

fry the idlis

3. remove the smaller pieces first as they will get fried quickly. drain the fried idlis on paper towels to remove excess oil. sprinkle either red chilli powder or pav bhaji masala or chaat masala or idli podi on top and some salt. just mix well so that masala gets coated evenly.

frying the idlis in oil

4. serve the idli fry with sambar or coconut chutney or tomato sauce.

idli fry recipe

if you are looking for more idli recipes then do check soft idli recipe, rava idli, idli recipe with idli rava, cooked rice idli and sama ke chawal ki idli.

mumbai style idli fry recipe below:

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idli fry recipe - crisp idli fry made with left over idlis. can be served with coconut chutney, sambar or tomato sauce.
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Recipe type: snacks, breakfast
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 4-5 idli pieces or as required
  • chaat masala or pav bhaji masala or red chilli powder or idli podi as required
  • salt as required
  • oil to deep fry or shallow fry the idlis
Instructions
  1. cut the refrigerated or day old idlis into fingers, as shown below.
  2. heat oil in a kadi or pan till medium hot. add the idli fingers and deep fry till light golden or slightly more.
  3. ideally, the fried idli pieces should be crisp from outside and soft from inside. you can also pan fry or shallow fry them.
  4. remove the smaller pieces first as they will get fried quickly. drain the fried idlis on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  5. sprinkle either red chilli powder or pav bhaji masala or chaat masala or idli podi on top and some salt. just mix well so that masala coated evenly.
  6. serve the idli fry with sambar or coconut chutney or tomato sauce.


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