Idli upma is a very simple and delicious dish made with leftover idlis.This is a very common breakfast dish in South India, which can be prepared in no time.You can prepare this upma even if your idlis are hard, but don't forget to check out my post on how to make soft idlis. Today we will learn how to make idli upma following this easy recipe with leftover idlys.
Leftover Idly Upma
Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Serves - 1
Crumbled idli - 3 cups
Onion -1 cup finely chopped
Green chilli -3 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Idli Podi - 1 1/2 tsp (optional but highly recommended)
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Bengal gram - 3/4 tsp
Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
Red chillies -2
Hing - generous pinch
Curry leaves - few
Crumble the idlis coarsely with your fingers or you can use the mixie for better results.Cut the idlis into 2-3 pieces and put it in the mixie and pulse it for a few seconds.(Use the whipper button with the normal blade used for dry grinding) The idlis will get crumbled evenly. Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add bengal gram, urad dal, red chillies, hing and curry leaves.
When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, turmeric powder, salt needed and saute till onions turns transparent.Then add the crumbled idli, idli podi and mix well.Check for salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot sambar or chutney.
Note - Do not prepare this upma with hot idlis.The idlis have to be cold, so that it will get crumbled nicely.
This upma is so delicious that you will find yourself making extra idlis just to prepare this upma.