There was a time when Idli was Lil Angel's favorite dish! She used to eat it 3 times a day without complaint. I used to wish that she would ask for something different.But, she adamantly stuck to mini Idlis. Then I thought I will try out some variations in the idli and found this one in Rak's Kitchen. I changed it a bit to suit her taste.
She did like this one and I used to make it for her when she came back from school. She did not even want a side dish when such dishes were served. She happily munched them down when if she knew that it was prepared with idli!
I serve these as an after school snack.Sometimes it also becomes a meal if she is very hungry. Since she goes to bed early if she is tired, I am not too worried coz this is quite filling as well.
This is also a blessing in disguise to use up the idlis that were made in the morning!
This goes to the Blogging Marathon #40, Week 1 with the theme - Evening Snacks...
Adapted from - Rak's kitchen
Left of Idli -3
Pav bhaji masala-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil- to deep fry
Coriander leaves to garnish
- Refrigerate the idli .Cut them into small cubes.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the idli cubes and deep fry till golden brown. Remove with a slotted ladle and keep aside.
- In another pan,heat 2 teaspoons of oil and add teh cumin seeds.
- When it splutters, add the onion, garlic and capsicum and saute till onion turns translucent.
- Add the tomato and cook till it is soft.
- Add the salt and pav bhaji masala and mix well.
- Add 1/4 cup of water and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add the fried idli cubes and mix well so that the masala coats the idlis and cook till the mixture is dry.
- Remove from heat and serve garnished with coriander leaves, with a chutney / raita
- The idli absorbs less oil when refrigerated and then fried. It also helps retain the shape and avoids sticking to the bottom of the kadai/pan while frying them.
- You can also add chili powder and coriander powder in step - 6
- Tomato sauce can also be added in step -7
- Veggies like parboiled peas, carrots etc can be added
Bon Appetit ...
Labels: Blogging Marathon, Idli Recipes, SI, Snack Bar, Tamil Nadu Cuisine, Taste from waste, Vegan varieties