Fried masala idli is one of the variation which you can make either with fresh idlis or leftover idlis. A quick, tasty snack/ starter and super easy to make. Treat your family with  this delicious version of Idli …Crispy Idlis with slightly spicy Masala , I am sure it will be great treat to your self. I don’t think one need any more introduction for this tangy dish.



There can be many variation for this recipe. As regular followers knows, I generally made dishes which are easily available in home 🙂 🙂

Checkout more varieties of Idli here..

So now lets see the details :


  • Cooked Idli
  • 1 cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Boiled Fresh Green Peas
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Hing
  • Oil for frying and temper


Cut long or small pieces of cooked Idlis.


shallow fry this Pieces till lightly crispy. Take out and keep on oil absorbent paper .. One can deep fry too .


In a Kadai Take 3-4 tsp oil. When hot add Cumin seeds and let them crackle. Then add Hing , Onions, tomatoes, ginger. Saute nicely. Add Green Peas and all Spices.


Cook for more 2 mins . Now mix Fried Idlis , mix well and Serve hot.



Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂


24 thoughts on “MASALA IDLI

    1. Thank you so much dear… Idli is steamed cakes made from Rice and Lentil better. It’s delicious And very healthy .. Generally it is served with Lentil soup and a Coconut based dip . Here I have tried to give a new taste of this humble food


  1. The masala idli looks so inviting!
    I remember there used to be a cart outside Law Garden, Ahmedabad, which used to sell a similar version of masala idli. It would be slightly spicy for me, and loaded with oil, but I would adore it – it would be delicious. It used to be my treat every weekend morning, after a walk in Law Garden. This brings back so many happy memories – I’m surely going to try this out. 🙂

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