Monday, 28 November 2011

Idli Upma

Idli Upma is a good way to use up some left over idli. It also helps to get some vegetables into the food.

OK now comes the confession. I do not like the simple plain idli. Ok I know. Most of you are thinking - what is wrong with her. But its the truth. One form I like eating it is when it is smeared with Molaga podi, packed for a picnic. After marriage, I have learned to tolerate it :-)

So for me, Idli upma is not an idea to make something with leftover idli. I made some idli the previous night and kept so that I can make this upma in the morning. You cannot make this with fresh soft idlis and you will not be able to crumble them.


Idli 10 numbers
Onion 1 big finely chopped
Mixed vegetables 3 cups. I heat my frozen vegetables in the microwave for 15 min.
Idli Molaga podi 3 tbsp
Coriander leaves for Garnish

For Tempering
Mustard 1tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Hing - little
finely chopped green chillies, ginger and curry leaves
cashews 10
channa dal 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Heat oil in a Pan and add the mustard. When it sputters, add channa dal and cashews.

2. When it is slightly browned, add the Jeera, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, Turmeric Powder and Hing.

3. Saute for a few seconds and add the onions.

4. Once the onions are slightly browned, add the mixed vegetables, Idli Molaga podi, and salt and cook for a few minutes.

5. Crumble the idlis and add to the pan. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. nicey!!
    a variation to this woukd be
    fry onions till light brown, add idli molagaipodi a little salt, udutha idli and you are all set..
    try it sometime!!

  2. Yes suja. that is the easier way of doing it. Just added vegiies to make it more healthy :-)

  3. Nice way of sneaking in vegetables in a breakfast dish. Clicks look cool