Idli Fry - How to make Idli Fry

This is a quick fried snack made with left over idlis.  This is relished by kids as well as adults.  These can be packed as lunch box to kids.

This recipe one will get to taste in South Indian restaurants in Mumbai. Idlis are cut into finger chips and then fried. To make these healthy I pan fry them.

4-5  Idlis  or more as desired
A pinch of Salt
Oil to shallow fry the idlis


Cut the idlis into fingers and sprinkle a pinch of salt.

Heat oil in a  pan till medium hot.  Add the idli fingers, keep space between each idli finger, as they
 stick to each other while frying.  Fry till light golden or slightly more till crisp from outside and soft from inside.  Keep turning them on the sides for even golden color .  Remove the smaller pieces first as they get fried quickly.  Drain the fried idlis on a paper towel to remove excess oil.  We like these without any extra seasoning (see - my notes).  Serve hot with  tomato sauce.  I also had some french fries, which are pan fried ( as in pic).

My Notes :

Use only left over idlis or day old idlis which have been refrigerated. don’t use fresh idlis, because they break in the oil while frying and  also absorb a lot of oil.

You can sprinkle red chilli powder or chaat masala or pav bhaji masala or idli podi on top of it.  Choose any seasoning you like.

Sending this post to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, host of the month Sandhya - theme Snacking all the way week 4 day 3.

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Labels : South Indian, Leftover series, Healthy snacks, Kids delight, Blogging Marathon
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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