Idli Chilli Fry

There is place in Panaji that serves Idli Chilli Fry and we used to make tracks there just to eat this one dish!

The name however evokes mixed reactions from the two kids the elder one drools and the younger runs off. The reason being the word “Chilli”! Chilli Chicken is not pungent no sir, very tasty but Idli Chilli Fry “So spicy…”!

Anyway I make it when ever I mood strikes me and I am left with idlis that I need to finish off.


10 Idlis , cut into long batons and then split in 2
2 tblspn oil
7-8 garlic flakes, chopped fine
4 chillies, slit
3 onions, sliced
1 capsicum, sliced
1 tblspn Soya sauce
1 tblspn chilli sauce
2 tblspn tomato sauce
Spring onion greens (optional)


1.       Heat the oil in a non- stick pan and drop the garlic and chillies.

2.       When the garlic turns brown add the onion and fry till translucent.

3.       Add the sauces and stir well.

4.       Drop the idli batons and capsicum stir on a high flame.

5.       Serve immediately when all the idli pieces are coated with the sauce.

6.       Serve immediately.

P.S. :
In the original recipe in the restaurant the idli was fried golden and then make into this dish. The pieces hold shape well when you fry them. But as I am cutting down on oil I make this dish in this way. It does not taste bad in fact my kid does not know that I am not following the recipe to the T.
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22 thoughts on “Idli Chilli Fry

  1. aipi March 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm Reply

    I am all for it anytime of the it lunch, breakfast or dinner 🙂US Masala

  2. Shanthi March 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Looks wonderful and colourful

  3. Torviewtoronto March 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm Reply

    yummy soya sauce and idly delicious

  4. Erin @ EKat's Kitchen March 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Your chilli fry looks fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Potluck this week!

  5. Vimitha Anand March 4, 2011 at 6:57 pm Reply

    Looks inviting and delicious…

  6. savitha ramesh March 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Fried idlies.lovely the favour.

  7. Priya March 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Am hungry after having my dinner, sooo tempting idli chilli fry..

  8. SravsCulinaryConcepts March 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Looks yummy and perfect !!! healthy too !!First time here…u have wonderful space !!! Happy to follow u 🙂

  9. Now Serving March 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm Reply

    Very nice post dear – Love idlis and I am sure it tastes great with the veggies. And thanks for linking it to my event – :)))))Also, I have one suggestion about your photos – All you need do is click on the picture inside the compose page and resize so that it remains within the column of text… Cheers

  10. Hamaree Rasoi March 5, 2011 at 4:59 am Reply

    Idli Chilli fry looks so tasty and inviting. Looks yummy.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Sonali Pradhan March 5, 2011 at 6:42 am Reply

    wow…loved your recipe….it's so innovative !just loved it !

  12. Kalpana Sareesh March 5, 2011 at 7:15 am Reply

    i like this manchurian..complete meal..

  13. Sushma Mallya March 5, 2011 at 10:08 am Reply

    Looks Amazing and yum:)

  14. Mythreyi March 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Hmmm, Yummm, Love the touch of Capsicum along with Idli. What a spicy start for the morning.-MythreyiYum! Yum! Yum!

  15. sowmya March 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Looking delicious..sowmi's kitchen

  16. Reshmi Mahesh March 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm Reply

    This looks so delicious..Hey first time at your space…lovely work….glad to follow it…FunWidFud

  17. Dimah March 7, 2011 at 8:47 am Reply

    Hi, first time here…That looks scrumptious!

  18. Kamakshi Prasanna March 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Wow..looks yummy. I have Idlis with me, I will try this today..

  19. Archana March 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm Reply

    @Now Serving Thanks will try your suggestion out.Thanks all for your kind comments

  20. SouthindianHome March 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Looks so delicious and tempting.Nice idea of using up the left over idlies

  21. Rachu March 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply

    wowo.. it looks nothing less than gobi munchurian.. realy

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