Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Idly usli Upma

Rice Idly - 5-6
Onion - 1
Green Capsicum - 1 big
Urad dal - 1 tsp for seasoning
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Idly Molaga podi - 2-3 tsps
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Fried Cashew nuts.
Sesame oil for seasoning
Mash the idlys into small pieces and keep aside.
Cut onion into small pieces.
Take a kadai and season with urad dal,mustard seeds,curry leaves.
Now put the cut onion pieces and stir fry.
Put the Idly pieces and mix nicely.
Add Idly molaga podi and mix nicely and stir.
Now Garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashew nuts.
The idly usli upma is ready to be eaten.
Generally if there are leftover idlys we make it a point to mash the idlys and put in a kadai and stir with sesame oil it tastes so heavenly especially when you add molaga podi to it and stir.
Molaga podi is the south indian version which we call gun powder made of Urad dal,dry red chillies,and Sesame seeds which are roasted with little oil and then made into a coarse powder to have with Idly or Dosas with a little dash of hing ofcourse. The aroma of sesame seeds in this powder takes you directly to heaven when you taste it.


  1. Left to me mundhiri paruppu mattum alli sapduven. Nice.

  2. Very tasty idli usli,even I prepare almost the same way.

  3. Very nice upma! Good for breakfast!

  4. Idly usli upma looks delicious Indu,

  5. wow, like the idea of adding idli podi to it.

  6. Love this..But usually I don't get any leftover idlis to make this though ;-)

  7. I love idli upma and my mom usually makes this whenever she has left over idli's..yummy recipe dear..Thanks for stopping by my blog..U've so many traditional recipes..I love ur space..

  8. One of my favourite dishes. Looks so yummy..

  9. perfect for bfast...

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  10. Looks yummy :) Perfect for BF ..looks yumm!!

  11. yummy upma.. Merry Christmas to you n your family,,

  12. Delicious..great adding idili podi to it..Wish u & ur family Merry Christmas!

  13. WOW, loved the way U turned the idli to upma!! :D

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  15. Lovely recipe! I love upma and would surely try this out...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  16. Great recipe for left over Idlis..Quick and delicious Upma. Wishing you and ur family Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  17. superb....tempting and inviting..!

  18. Just right for a good breakfast. Yummy!!