Idly Upma

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Idly Upma is a super simple recipe prepared with left over idlys, err you can prepare it with fresh idlys too. If you are tired of regular idly’s, this one is the perfect recipe for you. Just crumble the idly add the usual tadka and that’s it, the upma is ready. It’s a great evening tiffin along with tea. I love this with ketchup.

The mere mention of these two words, “Idly Upma” brings back the good memories of my UG hostel life.  Idly chutney and sambhar is the default breakfast menu on all fridays. No exception in those 4 years at least. So the evening tiffin would be idly upma. If I am not travelling to my home and if my college canteen is crowded I have no choice and I cannot escape from this tiffin. I don’t like sour idly upmas but that’s how it was in my hostel. We used to call this as suryavamsam upma or senti upma (sentimental upma) too. I think this upma got its fame from that movie. ;-) ;-) 

These are my other idly recipes. Please check it out.

Fried Idly

Kanchipuram Idly

Podi Idly

Here is my version of idly upma. Enjoy.

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Ingredients:

  • Left Over Idlys – 6
  • Green Chillies – 3
  • Onion – 1
  • Salt – 2 tsps
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal – 2 tsps
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsps
  • Cilantro and Curry leaves – for garnish

Steps:

  • Crumble the idly into small pieces by hand.
  • Heat the kadai and add oil.
  • Finely chop the onions and green chillies.
  • Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, urad dhal and hing.
  • As they start to splutter, add the finely chopped onions and green chillies.
  • As they start to turn translucent, add the turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix well and then add the crumbled idlys.
  • Incorporate everything together and in medium flame let it cook for 5-7 minutes till it forms the light brown crust.

That’s it. Yummy and spicy idly upma is ready.

Idly Upma
Serves 2
A breakfast or perfect tea time snack with left over idlys - idly upma
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
27 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
27 min
Ingredients
  1. Left Over Idlys - 6
  2. Green Chillies - 3
  3. Onion - 1
  4. Salt - 2 tsps
  5. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Urad Dhal - 2 tsps
  7. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Hing - 1/2 tsp
  9. Oil - 2 tbsps
  10. Cilantro and Curry leaves - for garnish
Instructions
  1. Crumble the idly into small pieces by hand.
  2. Heat the kadai and add oil.
  3. Finely chop the onions and green chillies.
  4. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, urad dhal and hing.
  5. As they start to splutter, add the finely chopped onions and green chillies.
  6. As they start to turn translucent, add the turmeric powder and salt.
  7. Mix well and then add the crumbled idlys.
  8. Incorporate everything together and in medium flame let it cook for 5-7 minutes till it forms the light brown crust.
Notes
  1. You can use freshly prepared idly’s too.
  2. Tomatoes and peanuts can be added for additional flavor
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