Idli Upma Recipe - Upma with Leftover Idli

Idli Upma Recipe
We always end up using leftover idlis in idli upma or idli podi toast. Sometimes I make idlis in bulk to use the leftover for next days breakfast as its quick to put it together. I love any upma variety bread upma or even wheat rava upma. It is really interesting to see how a simple boring idli turns into this colorful upma...ahh guess I've started admiring food more only after I started photographing it :) Now lets learn how to make idli upma
Idli Upma Recipe

Idli Upma Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Snack / Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Leftover Idli - 4
Big Onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 tbsp chopped
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1.5 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Hing - a small pinch
Green Chillies -1 long variety chopped roughly


  1. .Crumble the leftover idli with your fingers and make it ready, set aside. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds and urad dal let it splutter.
    How to make idli upma - Step1
  2. Then add curry leaves, hing fry for a minute then add green chillies, onion and saute till it turns slightly browned.Then add turmeric powder, required salt and give a stir.
    How to make idli upma - Step2
  3. Then add crumbled idli and mix well to combine.Then add coriander leaves and switch off, give a quick stir.
    How to make idli upma - Step3
Serve it hot or warm. It tastes good by itself but if you prefer you can have it with coconut chutney.
Upma with Leftover Idli

My Notes:

Idli Upma Recipe

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