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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.

Sprouted Moong beans salad cum stir fry

Posted: June 11, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Sprouted Moong beans salad cum stir fry  

My mom would make this kind of salad cum stir fry for Sundays breakfast.  Moong beans sprouts are easy to grow and has a lot of nutritional value. I had some Moong beans sitting in my pantry for a long time so I thought of making this for our sunday brunch last week. This stir fry cum salad is very simple dish to prepare but in order to make this you have to plan ahead at least 2 days before coz we need to sprout the beans.  

Sprouted mung/moong beans

Sprouted moong beans


  • 2 cups Mung/Moong beans
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste

For garnishing  

  • 1 small tomato,chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon for juice
  • green coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Soak  Moong  beans overnight and the next day wash the same and drain well.
  • keep the soaked beans in a clean kitchen towel with little moisture, tie the cloth and keep it in a cool dark place for 1 day and you will end up with sprouted beans.
  • Wash the sprouted beans and drain well.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add onions, green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add sprouted beans and stir well. Cover the pan and cook until beans are tender not mushy.
  • Garnish with chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumber, coriander leaves, lemon juice and serve.
Sprouted mung/moong beans salad cum stir fry

Sprouted moong beans salad cum stir fry

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