Masala Idli Recipe

Masala Idli Fry is usually cooked with Leftover idlis. You may not need to add any vegetable in it, as the mixture of multiple Indian Masalas gives it a nice flavour.

Ingredients for Masala Leftover Idli :

8 leftover Idlis
1 Onion, Slicely chopped
2 small tomatoes, chopped
6-8 cloves Garlic, sliced (Lasun)
6-8 Green Chillies, sliced from center (Hari Mirch)
1 t-spoon mustard seeds
1/2 t-spoon Haldi Powder (Turmeric Powder)
1/2 t-spoon red chilli powder
1 t-spoon coriander powder
10-12 Curry leaves (Kadhi patta)
10-15 Coriander leaves, chopped
3 table-spoon cooking oil
Salt to taste


How to make Masala Idli Fry :

  • Cut all the idlis into cubes of equal sizes.
  • Take a large pan and heat 3 table-spoon oil in it.
  • Splutter mustard seeds in it. Add curry leaves and garlic, fry for a minute on medium flame.
  • Add sliced onions & green chilies to it and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add Tomatoes and mix well.
  • Now, add idli cubes to the pan, mix properly and cover it with a lid.
  • After 2 minutes, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Mix properly and cook on medium-low flame for 5 minutes or so.
  • Garnish Masala Idli with coriander leaves and serve hot with green chutney or Tomato Sauce.