Idli Chilli Fry

Posted: August 9, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Recipe Yields: 2 servings

Idli Chilli Fry

I wanted to make this dish for very long time, even have tried couple of times but it did not turn out as envisioned. This dish I had once in a restaurant in Pune and since then I just keep trying to get the same dish and recently had a success in executing this. This is very simple and great use of left over idli’s .

Idli Chilli Fry

Idli Chilli Fry


  • 10-15 idli’s, cut in quarters
  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper, cut in big chunks
  • 1 small broccoli head, remove the florets
  • 1 medium carrots, cut in julienne
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoon Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add sliced onions, garlic , red chilli flakes and chopped green chillies and cook for 2 minutes or so.
  • Add all the veggies and salt to taste, saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat a pan and add the idli’s and roast until slightly red on each sides. Do not over crowd the pan with idli’s, if required do it in batches. Once done keep it aside.
  • Now to the veggies add chilli sauce, worcestershire sauce and crushed tomatoes. Stir well.
  • Cook for 3-4 more minutes and then add idli to the sauce and combine gently.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
  1. Rekha says:

    wow! this looks really good. Been wanting to make this dish for a long time. Will try it out tonight! 🙂

  2. nisha says:

    have always wanted 2 try this..looks awesome

  3. thats so deliicous idli chilli.. with all leftover veggies u made a wonderful dish.. good one

  4. Tes says:

    The picture looks amazing. I had leftover idlis in my fridge right now. I will try it 🙂

  5. Namitha says:

    Healthy way to use up leftover !

  6. Sayantani says:

    wow you are super creative Suman. south Indian idli with chinese chilli…my mouth is already watering…awesome.

  7. Woww… looks yummy and spicy.. beautiful click !!

  8. Mary says:

    This sounds lovely and looks beautiful. It doesn’t get any better than that :-)I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  9. Chef Dennis says:

    great picture of a beautiful dish!! you have lots of flavor there!

  10. Deepa says:

    I love to eat chilli dily fry …but loved your addition of broccoli and various sauces in it…Next time I will add these to see the difference
    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. looks so delicious and spicy,nice way to use leftovers..

  12. Urmi says:

    Very nice, innovative and creative dish. Looks spicy and delicious.

  13. Nandini says:

    Wow! Fantastic fry! Creative dish.YUMMY!!

  14. Kamalika says:

    first time here…lovely recipe..following you….

  15. Suja Sugathan says:

    I am a fan of fried idili..looks super delicious, beautiful clicks.

  16. Super yummy…looks fabulous dear….do send in ur entries for my ongoing event A Visual Treat..

  17. Aipi says:

    I have to try out this idli chilli recipe as I heard a lot about it, but never tried it. Loving the pic 🙂

  18. satya says:

    wow chilli idli looks so delicious ….very creative n healthy chilli idli …must try this


  19. Krishnaveni says:

    this one is my fav, beautiful and yummy

  20. Juliana says:

    Wow, what a nice mixture of different veggies, lovely flavors 🙂

  21. uma says:

    creative dish.. loved the idli veggie combo!

  22. swathi says:


    Idly fry looks delicious. I need to try this recipe.

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