Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 2 comments
We all know when there are some left over idlis, we make idli upma. This is a better way of adding some vegetables to it. The texture was so soft, and it looked just like rava upma. You can call it a wholesome breakfast. For idli batter, and how to make idlis, refer here.


Left over idlis - 6-7
Onion - 1, chopped
Carrot - 1, mid sized, chopped
Peas - 1/8 cup
Red bell pepper - 1/8 cup, chopped
Green bell pepper - 1/8 cup, chopped
Yellow bell pepper - 1/8 cup, chopped
Raw peanuts - 1/8 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning
Gingely oil - 2 tsps
Ghee - 2 tsps
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Broken urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Green chillies, slit - 2
Broken red chillies - 2-3
Curry leaves - a few

Recipe Cuisine: South indian; Category: Breakfast/ tiffin
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 10 mts

Serves 3

Left over idlis crumbled and kept ready

All veggies, chopped

Seasoning done

Before the urad and channa dhals turn golden, keep on low flames and add the peanuts also. So, when peanuts get roasted, the dhals seasoned also would have become golden

Add the onions, green chillies and curry leaves

All bell peppers added. So is salt

Carrots and peas pressure cooked for 2 -3 whistles ......and


Crumbled idlis and 1 tsp ghee added. 

Molagappodi added

Now is the time for lemon juice

Mix well. You will be surprised to see the superb, soft texture.

Serve hot with peanut chutney or any chutney of your choice. A bowl of curds also will be very good.

This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com

* I refrigerated the left over idlis for 5-6 hours. This gave the idlis a firm texture, so, they could be easily crumbled.

Please leave your comments for me!


  1. excellent method of using leftover idlis and more delicious also will soon make many idlis so that i can try the same.bhuvnarajesh

  2. Wow!! What a way to make the mundane left over idlys into a nutritive dome of rubies and emeralds !! Very good presentation! And who won,t be tempted to have a scoop of this wholesome food with a dollop of chutney!! Slurp!!


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