Monday, 8 June 2009

Idli upma

Preperation time: 10 min | Cooking time: 15 min

This recipe dates back to my childhood days. It was one among the many snacks my grandmother would make for us while we were back from school. Though her dishes were not exotic, she had a class of her own. The tastes still lingers in my mouth.

Left over idlis-5
Green chillies-2
Grated coconut-3tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Channa dal-1/2tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves(chopped)-2tbsp
Red chilli-1
Salt to taste

Powder the idli's with your hand and make sure there are no large lumps. Take a pan, add oil. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves & red chilli. Add chopped onion & green chillies when the mustard seeds splutter. Saute this for about 2 minutes. Add the powdered idli's and mix well. Adjust the salt as required. Add the grated coconuts and chopped coriander leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Note: You may add fried cashew nuts to enhance the taste.
This is a very good snack or breakfast.
It is better to use cold idli's rather than hot ones.


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