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Idli Upma


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This is how south indians typically finish off leftover idlis!made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests. Sometimes, people even make idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual idlis and dosas.

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6 leftover idlis
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 red chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 carrot , chopped
1/4 cup boiled green peas
1 tomato , chopped
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

  1. Crumble all the idlis. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the red chillies and mustard seeds and fry for some time. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the carrot, peas, salt and 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Cover and cook till the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the tomatoes and fry for some time.
  5. Finally, add the crumbled idlis and mix lightly so as not to mash the idlis.
  6. Serve hot.
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Cooking enthusiastFebruary 04, 2013

Makes a delicious idli vegetable. Carrots, green peas and tomatoes go well with idli.

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Reviewed February 04, 2013by Cooking enthusiast

Makes a delicious idli vegetable. Carrots, green peas and tomatoes go well with idli.

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