Have a lot of leftover idlis and wondering what to do?? Here we go, this recipe is a crispy and tasty one prepared from leftover idlis. People/Kids who hate idli (like me) will surely love it. Idlis/Rice cakes are Indian cake like steamed food made out of rice and black gram flour. Whenever I make idli I eat only one or surprisingly two, I don't like them, but I love crispy dosas. Yesterday I prepared idlis for dinner and as usual I found leftover idlis that I didn't want to waste again. So I refrigerated them in closed containers and was thinking over night for a way to turn this idli delicious and comfortable for me to eat it. Next morning I prepared this fry and it came out so delicious that I started to love this (yeah truly)!! This will replace your usual snacks or even breakfast. You can also make this recipe with fresh idlis. So my preparation goes like this.
(Serves two people)
- Idlis - 2
- Corn flour - 2 spoons
- All purpose flour / Maida - 3 spoons
- Pepper powder - 1/2 spoon
- Chat masala - 1/2 spoon
- Salt - As per taste
- Oil - For deep frying / Shallow frying
- In a bowl make a batter of the following;
- Corn flour + All purpose flour / Maida + Pepper powder + Salt + Water
- The batter should not be watery nor too thick
- Cut idli into medium sized cubes. (If you are going to use refrigerated idlis, let it come to room temperature, then sprinkle water on it and steam it for two mins in the idli cooker/pressure cooker and set aside, after it cools cut them into cubes)
- Now soak the idlis well in the batter, make sure the idlis are covered well with the batter.
- Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the idli pieces in it.
- Spread the fried idli pieces on a filter paper and remove excess oil from it.
- Sprinkle chat masala on the fried idlis and serve with tomato sauce.
Just wanted to show you the crispy outside and the soft inside...
TIP 1: Do not cut idlis when they are hot it will break easily, let it cool and then cut them into cubes.
TIP 2: The pieces may get stuck while deep frying so turn it slightly and gently often to get perfect ones. While frying be careful not to break them or else it will not look good.
Yummy, crispy Crispy Leftover Idli Fry is now ready.. It is so delicious that no one will ever believe it was made from just leftover idlis!!!