Tired of having plain idli /dosa every day? Do you always have plenty of left over idlis in your fridge and wonder what to do with them?? Want to give them a make over and get everyone to eat them?? If you are nodding yesss right now, I have a delicious recipe that would turn plain old idlies to yummy goodness!
We siblings grew up eating idli or dosa very single day. Rarely on week ends mom used to make puttu, idiyappam, puri or appam for breakfast, but idlis and dosa were always there as it was most convenient for my mom. I used to be really disappointed and frowned when I saw dosa and chammanthi on the breakfast table every single day. I almost hated them! But now that I got married and am raising my own kid, I do realize just how convenient and stress free it was for my mom to have dosa / idli for breakfast, while she had to pack three lunch boxes for us.
Well, I still don’t crave plain idlis a lot, but do love the make over dishes done with idlis. You know we can actually make lots of easy and yummy recipes using left-over idlis. Today’s dish kothu idli is famous in street foods and eateries in some parts of Tamil nadu. I know all of you must have heard of kothu porotta. This recipe is a healthier version of kothu porotta as it uses idli in place of porotta. You can have it as a snack or for breakfast/lunch or dinner. My husband and neighbors taste-tested it and they all loved it.
I will post a few more variety dishes using left-over idlis in the coming days. Hope you give them a try.
Ingredients (Serves 1 – 2)
1. Idlis – 3
2. Eggs – 2, beaten
3. Oil – 2 – 3 tsp
4. Onion – 1/2- 3/4 cup, chopped
Ginger – 1/2 tsp, minced
Garlic – 1/2 tsp, minced
5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
6. Tomato – 1 small, chopped
7. Idli podi – 3/4 tsp + 1 pinch (optional)
8. Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp + 1 pinch
9. Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped
1. Crumble the idlis using your fingers and set aside.
2. Heat 2 – 3 tsp oil in a kadai over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, little salt, minced ginger, garlic and saute for a couple of minutes. Bring down the heat to low. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and saute for a minute until their raw smell is gone. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until they get mashed up. Next add idli podi, garam masala powder and saute for a minute. Add crumbled idli, beaten eggs, salt and cook for 6 – 8 minutes until dry. Sprinkle a pinch of garam masala powder, idli podi and chopped cilantro. Give it a stir and switch off. Sprinkle some chopped onion and serve hot!