Chilli Idli Fry Recipe | Easy Idli Recipes

Chilli Idli Fry Recipe
Chilli Idli Fry is on my todo since long but I was holding myself thinking of the deep frying part.As regular readers might know as I always think of alternates for deep frying.I even thought of baking the idlis but then my new little iron kadai motivated me to deep fry...Yes I need these kind of silly motivations for deep frying...So I decided to make a small batch so that the consumption is less....;) I just tasted a spoon and served it for hubby, he loved it sooo very much :))

My friend Sathya used to bring Chilli Idli her dad makes, I can say its a indianised version of chilli idli, I will sure share that recipe soon.
Chilli Idli Fry Recipe

Chilli Idli Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish / Starter | Recipe Cuisine: Indo Chinese

Idli - 3
Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Capsicum - 1/2 cut into squares
Garlic - 1 tsp chopped finely
Ginger - 1/2 tsp chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 small sliced
Big Onion - 3 tbsp finely chopped
Sugar - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Soya sauce - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Sauce - 1/4 tsp
Tomato sauce - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry


  1. Cut the idlis into small cubes.If you are making your batch of idlis fresh then refrigerate it atleast for 30mins.I used leftover idli so cut it instantly.Refrigerate the idli cubes for 10-15mins.Heat oil in a kadai just enough for the idlis to immerse fully.When oil is hot, deep fry the idlis.How to make chilli idli fry - Step1
  2. Turn over and fry till golden brown.How to make chilli idli fry  - Step2
  3. Drain in tissue paper and set aside.Get all the ingredients ready .Heat oil in a pan and add garlic,ginger and green chillies.Saute for a minute.How to make chilli idli fry  - Step3
  4. Add onion saute until slightly browned.Then add capsicum, saute for 2mins. Let the onions and capsicum retain its crispiness and do not let them turn brown.Now add red chilli powder.How to make chilli idli fry  - Step4
  5. Saute for a minute.Then add the sauces.Bring the sauce to a quick boil. How to make chilli idli fry  - Step5
  6. Bring the sauce to a quick boil. Add fried idlis and give a toss for the sauce to coat well.Switch off.How to make chilli idli fry  - Step6
Garnish with spring onions.Chilli Idli Fry Recipe

My Notes:

Chilli Idli Fry Recipe