Keema Idly

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, April 12, 2010

Hot Idlies with some Chutney is an all time favourite for many. But Cold, last night idly, a Big No No!!! Had some Leftover idlies and tried this Keema Idlies with some Veggies, Came out great  and the dish vanished jus like that!!!

4-5 nos. Idlies
One Medium-sized Capsicum, thinly sliced
One Small Carrot, thinly sliced
One Medium Sized Onion, chopped
One Medium-sized Tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
2 pods Cardamom
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying the idlies

For Seasoning
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Curry leaves a fistful
Hing, turmeric each a pinch

Chop the Idlies to Bite-size Pieces. Heat oil in a Pan and Deep fry all the chopped idlies. 
Chop Onion and tomatoes. Heat oil splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, hing and turmeric. Now add the Chopped Onions, saute them until translucent. Add tomatoes and saute them well. Add Capsicum and Carrots and saute. Add ginger-garlic paste and Chilli powder. Crush the cardamom pods using a mortar and add them too.

Add little water and cook the Veggies. Adjust the salt. Once the Veggies are done, Jus before putting the stove off, add the fried idlies, Stir and take it off the flame. Serve Hot.

Sending this to CWS- Cardamom Seeds Hosted by Priya

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  1. I tried this once but it was flop,my idlies stuck to the laddle when I was deep frying! Yours looks so so tempting,will try again :)

  2. hey raks, try not flip-flopping the idlies once u drop them in the oil. wait till the fry a bit, then flip them, u will get fried idlies

  3. Wow wat a fabulous way to enjoy those leftover idlies, awesome work Priya, thanks for sending..

  4. Hy Priya,

    Such a tempting spicy keema Idly. This is completely new to me and goes to my must try list. Happy to follow u. Do drop in at my blog sometime.

  5. wooow,,Priya. idli looks crispy in golden colour looks delicious n mouthwatering recipe,,,i never tried this one yet,,,sure will try once..

  6. Priya, I got your comment. Usually, after washing the berries, you can pat them dry in a paper towel and leave them aside for 5 mins.. then chop them and again let them give off the juice..and add some flour(1/2 tsp) to coat the berries, to absorb excess water. That way the berry will also stay attached to the batter and will not settle at the bottom of the pan..

    I pureed them so that I do not have to add extra liquid(egg/milk)..Let me know if this works.

  7. Wow Priya, nice leftover idli recipe.


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