February 13, 2019

Idli Fry

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Idli fry is a yummy finger food that is made using left over idlis. Idlis generally tend to get a little dry and hard if they are left over night or for a few hrs after making and no one would want to have it as it loses it freshness. This can be served as an evening snack for kids with their milk  or even as starters at any party or pot luck get together. Serve it as is with some chat masala sprinkled over it or you can also have the green chutney and tomato sauce as dip .

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Frying Time : 20 mins
Complexity : Simple

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10-12 left over idlis
oil to deep fry
1 tsp chat masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder


Cut the idlis into small cubes and keep ready

Heat the oil well and deep fry the idli cubes in small batches . Donot over crowd the kadai/ wok and fry in medium flame.

Fry until they turn crisp and golden brown.

Sprinkle some chat masala and red chilli powder as per your taste and toss it well such the spice powders coat the idli fry nicely. Serve it with a dip if you like or eat it as is and enjoy the crunchy idli fry .

Note : If you want to prepare this idli fry as a starter for an evening party, prepare the idlis in the morning and keep them ready . By evening the idlis would have become slightly dry and it will be easy to prepare the snack . Fresh idlis will absorb too much oil and the taste & texture of the snack will be spoilt .

You can refer to my video below for the recipe of how to grind Idli Batter in a Wet Grinder.


  1. Yummy.you can do with out frying too using less oil da

  2. our fav snack with leftover idlis. try microwaving it with some oil and molgapudi.. that tastes great too!

  3. 😁 pass me the bowl Priya. Idli Fey is better than regular idli anyday. Love them.

  4. My kids and husband always want this whenever I make Idli and I purposely make an extra batch to make this. one of our favourite snacks

  5. These look so tasty and crunchy. A lovely treat!


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