Recycled Idlis – Idli Upma

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Idlis are a favourite in my house and hence it is very rare that they are leftover…but whenever I prepare idli’s I usually make some extras…So while I was deciding what to make for breakfast in the morning today, I was thrilled when I remembered there were 5-6 idlis left over from yesterday..and instantly I decided to make a delicious and spicy upma from them. This is such a simple food yet so satisfying..This is great for breakfast or an evening tiffin…thats why I call it Recycled Idlis..:)


6 left over idlis, crumbled into small pieces
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
5-6 curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
2-3 tsp idli karam podi
Salt as per taste

1.) Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add urad dal and wait until it turns golden brown. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add the curry leaves.
2.) Add the crumbled idli and mix well. Add salt as per taste.
3.) Sprinkle the idli karam podi on top and mix well.
4.) Serve hot with hot coffee or tea.

Sneek Peek:

Closeup view of the texture

Instead of crumbling the idlis, cut into 6 or 8 piecies. Follow the above steps and leave it in the pan until all sides are crisp.
Alternatively, instead of idli karam podi you could use chat masala. It tastes great as well..

Thats Recycled Idlis for you staight from my kitchen!!!

One Comment

  1. Thanks Jayashree for the visit. First of all I liked the name of this recipe. “recycyled idlis” ha ha. its funny but looks delicious. R u interested in joining foodbuzz publisher program. Just mail me if you are interested.