Kothu Idli with Chicken

Kothu Idli with chicken

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3 as a snack)

1. Idli – 6, cubed or  slightly crumbled

2. Boneless chicken breast – 200 gm, cut into small pieces

3. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

4. Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

Ginger – 1 tsp, finely chopped

Garlic – 1 tsp, finely chopped

Green chilly – 1, finely chopped

Curry leaves – A few, torn

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1 pinch

6. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

7. Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

8. Salt – To taste


1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and add onion, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute until onion turns light brown. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and sugar. Saute until their raw smell disappears. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until oil separates. Add chicken pieces. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until done. Add garam masala powder and mix well.

2. Next add idli pieces and cook for a few minutes. Crush the idlis and chicken pieces using a spatula while you cook. Sprinkle a pinch of pepper powder, a few curry leaves and mix well. Switch off. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro, a tsp of coconut oil and serve hot.

Kothu Idli

Recipe Courtesy – Dhe Ruchi

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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