Chili Idle

Sometimes you have left over idle's not enough for the whole family or want to fix a quick heavy snack or starter, here is a good idea. Fried idle and chili idle have become regular starters in Indian Restaurants. I hope they are not using left over's like I said! It could be a spicy dish but reduce the heat (karam) if you want it milder.

Idle - steamed and cooled. (Please refer to idle recipe in Brunch/Breakfast)
Peppers: any variety
Green/Yellow/Red Peppers
2 Large Onions
1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
2 tsp Red chili paste
Coriander
Lemon Juice

Small button idle will be ideal, if not cut the regular idle into 4 pieces.

Take a large non stick vessel and add oil and make tadka with jeera and mustard seeds. Sauté' chopped onions and add ginger garlic paste. The add cut peppers and fry till semi cooked. Do not overcook. Now add salt and red chili paste and mix well.

Add idle and give it a good stir. Be gentle. Remove from flame and garnish with coriander and lemon juice. Serve warm.

3 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Intresting. I used to make idli upma with the leftovers. This sure looks tasty too.

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RK said...

Good way to salvage and get some freshness

Lak said...

Last weekend i have tried it .... very simple and very tasty.
Thank you.