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Idli Manchurian

Idli Manchurian-Leftover Idli Recipes

Idli Manchurian is a tasty snack prepared in the Indo Chinese way with leftover idlis. It is a great way to use leftover idlis. It tastes delicious and is easy to make.

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Keyword Idli Manchurian, Leftover idli recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author PadhuSankar


Ingredients needed

  • 3 Leftover idlis
  • 3/4 tsp Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • Butter as needed
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Green chillies
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 3/4 tsp All purpose flour (maida)
  • Salt needed


  • 1 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce

For Garnishing

  • 1/4 cup Spring Onion greens


How to make Idli Manchurian


  1. Refrigerate the leftover idlis overnight or for 4 hours.

  2. Cut the refrigerated idlis into medium sized pieces.

  3. Sprinkle chilli powder and rice flour over the idli pieces.

  4. Heat butter and tawa fry the idlis on low heat. Keep flipping it over now and then for even roasting. You can deep fry, if you prefer. Keep the fried idlis aside.

  5. Cut onion and capsicum into square shaped pieces.


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of butter.

  2. Add garlic, green chillies and saute for a few seconds.

  3. Add onions and saute until it turns transparent.

  4. Once onions turns transparent, add the capsicums.

  5. Saute for a few seconds. Do not overcook the capsicum. It should retain its crunchiness.

  6. Add all the sauces mention under "sauces"

  7. Add salt needed. Cook for a few seconds.

  8. Mix all purpose flour (maida) with 2-3 tbsp of water and add to the above.

  9. Once the gravy starts thickening, add the fried idli pieces.

  10. Mix well so that it is well coated with the masala.

  11. Turn off the heat and garnish with finely chopped spring onion greens.

  12. Enjoy as a snack or as a breakfast.