Idly Manchurian

   Steaming hot idlies right from the stove to the plate is what my husband dear always prefers, and it wasn't never enough when i used to make Idly for just the two of us. Even our little sweetheart follows her dad in this, she keeps on asking Idly every now and then, im not so sure whether she really means to have Idly all the time when she asks about it. Anyways, now i just make more and more!!!

The left over Idlies are consumed , good Old Idly with some chutney or samba; or may be transformed into something else.Its Idly Upma most of the times, this time i tried a recipe which is pretty popular now , but i never gave a try.It turned out really good, we just loved it. You can also check in my other Manchurian dishes Gobi Manchurian , Mushroom Manchurian ,

Idly Manchurian

10 - 12  Leftover Idly ( preferably refrigerated )
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

1 Onion medium ( cut in cubes )
1 Capsicum small ( cut in cubes )
2- 3 Garlic pods  ( chopped )
1/2" inch Ginger ( chopped )
2 Green chilies ( sliced )
2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
1/2 tsp Chili Sauce
1/2 tsp Soya sauce
Salt to taste
Water as needed


Cut the refrigerated leftover idlies into cubes. Mix all purpose flour + salt adding enough water into a thick batter.
Dip the idly in the prepared batter and deep fry it in oil, and keep it aside.
Heat 2 tbsp Oil in a pan and saute Garlic + Ginger + Green chilies + Onions until it jut turns translucent.
Add in the Capsicum and the sauces + 1/4cup water and mix well, and let it cook for 2 mins.
Add in the fried idlies and mix. Toss it well.
Garnish with Spring onions and serve hot.

Notes : I used sweet peppers in here, and had 3 -4 mushrooms so added in that too.


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