idli upma

Idli Upma Recipe

Idli Upma – It is a simple and yummy dish usually made with leftover idlis and can be served as a snack or a lazy morning breakfast. 

How to make Idli Upma

Cooking Instructions with step by step pictures

Take the leftover idlis and crumble them coarsely. 

Heat oil in a pan.

Add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds crackle add chana dal and split urad dal.

Once the dals are browned add finely chopped onions. 

Saute for a few minutes and then add green chillies and curry leaves.

After the onions are browned add a pinch of turmeric powder. 

Now add the crumbled idlis.

Mix everything together.

Add salt to taste.

Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Serve as it is or with coconut chutney.

Recipe notes

You can also make Idli Upma with freshly made idlis.

Add a few drops of lemon juice / a tbsp of idli gun powder / chopped ginger along with green chillies to make variations. 

You can garnish with coriander leaves or roasted peanuts. 

idli upma

Idli Upma Recipe

Idli Upma is a simple and yummy dish usually made with leftover idlis and can be served as a snack or a lazy morning breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine South indian
Servings 2
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • Kadai

Ingredients
  

  • 6 to 8 leftover idlis
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 1 chopped onion small
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Take the leftover idlis and crumble them coarsely.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds crackle add chana dal and split urad dal.
  • Once the dals are browned add finely chopped onions.
  • Saute for a few minutes and then add green chillies and curry leaves.
  • After the onions are browned add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Now add the crumbled idlis.
  • Mix everything together.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Serve as it is or with coconut chutney.

Notes

  • You can also make Idli Upma with freshly made idlis.
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice / a tbsp of idli gun powder / chopped ginger along with green chillies to make variations.
  • You can garnish with coriander leaves or roasted peanuts.

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