This is a simple and quick dish made with leftover idlis. It can be had as a snack or even for dinner. If you are bored of eating plain idlis, make this kaima idli for a change. Today we will learn how to make kaima idli following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Refrigerate the idlis for 2 hours to prevent it from sticking to the pan when frying. Then cut the idlis into medium sized pieces.
Cut onion lengthwise and chop tomatoes. Finely chop ginger, green chillies and garlic. Keep everything ready.
Heat oil in a pan/kadai and fry the idlis on medium heat until golden brown. It is usually deep fried but I shallow fried the idlis.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves.
Saute until onions turn light brown. Add chopped tomatoes, salt needed and all the spice powder mentioned under "spice powder".
Cook on medium heat until the tomatoes become mushy. You may add a tbsp of water, if the masala is too dry.
Add the fried idlies and mix well so that the idlis are well coated with the masala.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. Idlis are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It taste great with the masala.
Enjoy making this healthy shallow fried Kaima idli for breakfast or dinner or even as a tea time snack.
Note - You can also add chopped capsicum along with tomatoes.
You might like my Idli Upma recipe and chilli dosa recipe.
Do try it and give me your feedback. Thank you for visiting Padhuskitchen.