Idly Upma

Idli Upma / Masala Idli is one of the simplest and conventional breakfast dish. I generally use the leftover idlis from the breakfast and make Masala Upma out of it and have it for evening snack. After tasting this yummy dish, my granddaughter  prefer to have this for her lunch box instead of the regular idli as this is more delicious than our regular idlis. So for her nowadays I am making this masala idli regularly with fresh idli without waiting for leftover!!!

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Servings4 persons

Idly Upma
Idly Upma


Steam Cooked Idli12
Onion1 big size
Red Chilli Powder / Idli Milagai Podi2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste

For Seasoning

Cooking Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
Split Urid seeds1/2 teaspoon
Channa seeds1/2 teaspoon
Curry leavesfew
Green Chilli1

  1. For Idli Upma, we need left over idlis which are not hot. Take the left over idlis and crumble them and keep it aside. 

  2. Finely chop the onion and green chilli and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan, and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urdhal and channa dal and fry till it turns brown color. 

  3. To this add chopped green chilli and curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds. Then add chopped onions with a pinch of salt and saute the onions till it turns transparent. 

  4. Add turmeric powder to the sauted onions. Now add the idly crumble and mix gently. 

  5. Also add Idli Milagai Podi and toss them well so that the spice powder gets nicely coated to the cooked idlis. Adjust the salt and keep the idli upma in flame for 5 minutes and then switch off the flame

  6. Serve hot with chutney and enjoy the dish!
  7. Idly Upma
    Idly Upma

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Dear mami,
I have not tried this with onions. Will try next time. Thanks.

Left over idlis , if refrigerated ,will be easier to crumble n will not have lumps



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