Idly Upma

Idly Upma

Idly Upma:Inspired by ‘Surya Vamsam’ movie!!! Thanks to Vikraman, he always reteives some lost recipes like ‘Arisi Vadam’, ‘Designer’s Appalam’ and ‘Idly Upma’!

Generally its prepared with left over cold idlies. One could still prepare with fresh idlies if you want.


Cold/fresh idlies 4
Green chilies 3 finely chopped
Purple onion 1 small bulb – finely chopped
Turmeric powder 1 pinch
Chana dal 1-2 spoons
Urad dal 1-2 spoons
Ginger 1″ grated
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Pepper 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Sesame oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves few to garnish.


Tear and crush the idlies to fine texture…leave few bits to be chunky. Set aside.

In a wide, iron wok…heat oil. Add mutard, cumin, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let them pop an dsplutter well.

Then add chana and urad dal. Let this come to reddish color.

Further add ginger, chilies and onions. Fry real good, maybe till they turn aromatic.

Add salt and pinch of turmeric, stir-in idly pieces. Continue frying over high heat for a while. Maybe till the idlies get evenly coated with oil and yellow in color.

Serve warm, garnish with cilantro leaves. Serves as an evenning meal.


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