idli manchurian recipe
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Idli Manchurian

idli manchurian is a delicious way to use leftover idlis. it is spicy and lightly sweet and sour in taste. this indo chinese snack of idli manchurian is a fusion dish. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: snacks, starters
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 2
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

for pan frying idli

  • 5 medium to large idlis
  • 2 tablespoons oil

other ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 medium onion - cut in small cubes or squares or 1/3 cup onion
  • 1 small capsicum or green bell pepper - cut in small cubes or squares or 1/3 cup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (naturally fermented)
  • ½ tablespoon sweet red chilli sauce or tomato ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon red chilli sauce or sriracha sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Instructions

pan-frying idli

  • heat 2 tablespoons oil in a shallow frying pan or a tawa. keep the flame to medium-low and place the idlis.
  • when one side is crisp and golden, turn over the idlis and fry the second side.
  • fry the second side of the idlis also till they turn crisp and golden.
  • remove the pan fried idlis on kitchen paper towels. let them cool a bit.
  • when the idlis are slightly hot, then chop them in four parts. keep aside.

making idli manchurian

  • heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan or wok. add finely chopped garlic, finely chopped ginger and green chilli (finely chopped).
  • sauté on low flame till the garlic starts turning light golden.
  • then add the chopped onions and capsicum. mix and begin to sauté onions and capsicum on a medium-low to medium flame stirring often.
  • sauté till to you see the edges of both the onion and capsicum lightly golden with some blisters on them.
  • keep the flame to a low and then add 1 tablespoon soy sauce (naturally fermented). 
  • immediately add ½ tablespoon red chilli sauce or sriracha sauce.
  • then add ½ tablespoon sweet red chilli sauce or tomato ketchup. mix very well.
  • then add ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder.
  • add salt as required and mix again. do add less salt as the sauces already have salt in them. mix very well.
  • then add the pan-fried idlis. mix well so that the sauces coat the idlis. then switch off the flame.
  • lastly add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. mix again.
  • serve idli manchurian hot or warm as a snack.