Masala Idli Recipe/ A Yummy Snack

Masala idli is a hearty and filling snack made with leftover idlis adding some veggies. This tasty dish can be have as an appetizer or evening snack as well as in the breakfast also. Whereas plain idlis are bland in taste,  this dish is a combination of different flavours. A few seasonal veggies, spices, seeds and sprinkle of lemon juice take the taste of simple idlis to another level.
Whenever I make idlis,  I make some extra to prepare this yummy masaledar dish the next day
I add fried peanuts for the crunch. A few veggies are stir-fried and then cooked idlis are added. A dash of lemon juice gives this dish a lovely tang. This dish is a complete package of flavours. The best thing is that this easy to make dish is prepared under 30 minutes. Nothing better can be prepared than this yummy starter with the leftovers

Course – Evening snack/starter

Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 15 Min

 Total Time – 25 Min

 Yield – 2 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan


1- Cooked idlis  (chopped each  into 4)  – 10-12
2- Onion Juliane – 1/2 cup
3- Capsicum Juliane – 1/4 cup
4- Juliane – 1/4 cup
5- Chopped green chillies – 1 tsp
6- Raw peanuts – 1/2 cup
7- Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp
8- Salt – to taste
9- Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
10- Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
11- Curry leaves – 5-6
12- Chopped coriander – 1 tbsp
13- Oil – 2 tbsp
14- Juice of 1 lemon


Heat oil and add raw peanuts to fry. When fried, take them out and keep aside.
Add cumin seeds followed by green chillies and curry leaves
Add thinly sliced onions followed by sliced carrots
Saute onion and carrot. Time to add capsicum and tomato slices. Cook them for a while
Add salt and powdered spices at this stage and mix everything together
Add idlis and toss them with veggies and spices
Finish the dish with lemon juice and serve hot