Friday, November 20, 2009

Idli Upma

South Indian mothers are experts when it comes to using left overs. They can turn leftover rice into tamarind rice, lemon rice or even lovely vathal. Idli upma is one such dish which can be made with leftover idli's. This is a very easy evening snack.

Idli - 6
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Green chilli - 2
Ginger - 1"
Peanuts - 2tsp
Chana dal - 1tsp
Mustard -1tsp
Curry Leaves - 6
Coriander - To Garnish
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp

Cooking Method
Grind the idli's in the mixie into a soft powder, You can also mash it with your hands. I used mixie to get a uniform texture.
Heat oil, add mustard, peanuts and chana dal, fry on slow flame.
Add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and Onions.
Fry till onions turn translucent, add turmeric powder, fry for few seconds.
Add idli powder, Mix well and add salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with chutney or sugar.

Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 3

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