Stuffed Idli Suprise

Have leftover idlis and your kid is bored having the it, then you should try this recipe.  My kid loves this, am sure your's too will love it.  This an easy way to hide veggies and give it to them.  Top it with their favorite -- cheese and they have it without fuss.  So let's go to the recipe.

Sending this post to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, host of the month Sandhya - theme Snacking all the way week 2 day 2.

1 Kg Idli Batter
2 Tablespoons Onions - finely chopped
1.1/2 Tablespoons Oil
2 Teaspoons Ginger - Garlic paste
1/2 Teaspoon Chilly paste
1/2 Cup Palak - finely chopped
2 Tomatoes - grated
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
2 Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1.1/2 Tablespoons Cashewnut powder
2 Teaspoon water
2 Tablespoons Capsicum - finely chopped
50 Grams Paneer - grated
2 Tablespoon Coriander leaves - chopped
Cheese as required for granishing
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Steam the idlis in a katori. When steamed and cooled then scoop out the center to make a well in the centre (see pic).

Deep fry the idlis on high flame till light golden in color. Keep them on a paper towel to drain.

For the stuffing
Heat oil in kadai / wok add the onions and ginger garlic paste fry till onions are light pink . Add the chilly paste, palak , grated tomatoes and fry well then add the cahewnut powder, chilly powder, garam masala, salt to taste and water, fry till the masala is cooked and the gravy is thick. Then add the capsicum and paneer, stir fry for a minute. Take off flame add the coriander leaves.

To assemble
Take each idli,  add the stuffing in the well and top it with grated cheese.   Serve.

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Labels : Idli, South Indian, Kids delight, Blogging Marathon, Cheese
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. What an interesting surprise! Guess people who consider idli boring would also love this.

  2. Wow these stuffed idlis look amazing , must try them!

  3. Idlis with the stuffing look will love for sure...

  4. Wow ! Very innovative stuffed idlis..

  5. That's some efforts you need there..very nice idea..

  6. This is so cool.....almost an excuse to have leftover idlis.

  7. Thats a pretty attractive and very interesting stuffed idli suprise, kids will definitely go crazy.

  8. These stuffed idlis look very tempting and a very innovative idea!!

  9. very innovative !! kids would love this...

  10. Interesting snack! Looks so good Sneha!

  11. Very innovative idea. I like all the flavors you have added.

  12. awesome make-over to our humble idly! Super delicious and way too tempting!!!

  13. What an innovative recipe! Looks very delightful.

  14. Tis is a fantastic idea fried and stuffed idlis looks yumm.

  15. OMG, that is such a unique and delicious dish with idli. Very creative indeed!!