Idli Fry

Few days back, I saw a very interesting street food idli dish in social media. The colour and the texture of the dish was so impressive that I tried immediately at home. It was very delicious. I could not guess the sauces that were added and it was also not mentioned in that video. So, I conceived my own recipe to recreate the colour and texture that I perceived from the video. The most impressive part of that dish was the amount of vegetables added into that dish, which I followed diligently.

I was extremely happy with the result and the riot of colours in that dish was beautiful, indeed a visual treat. It was really yummy. And my family loved it too.

I am very excited to share with you all this very vibrant, colourful, healthy and wholesome street food style Idli Fry.


Idli – 16

Butter – 2tbsps + 1 tsp

Kashmiri Red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Idli milagai powder- 4 tbsps

Sesame oil – 2 tbsps

Sliced onions-1 cup

Sliced capsicum- 1 cup

Sliced tomatoes- 1 cup

Shredded cabbage-1 cup

Grated carrot- 1 cup

Grated beetroot- 1/2 cup

Chopped coriander leaves- 1/4th cup

Salt to taste

Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Amchur powder – 1 tsp


1. Heat it oil in a pan.

2. Add the sliced onions first and sauté. Once it turns pink, add rest of the vegetable one by one, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and amchur powder and cook on a high flame for few mins till the vegetables become crisp. Take off the gas and keep it aside.

3. Cut the idlis into 4 pieces.

4. Heat butter in a pan. To the melted butter, add Kashmiri red chilli powder. Mix.

5. Add the cut idlis and gently toss to coat the idlis evenly.

6. Now add the idli milagai powder and continue to toss on medium flame till idlis become crisp and golden.

7. Now add the sautéed vegetables to the idlis, mix well and cook for two minutes.

8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve the idli fry hot:)

Please check the Tamizh YouTube video link for this recipe?

Please check for English YouTube video link?