Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Idli Upma | Idli Upma with leftover idli | Breakfast recipe

Idli Upma, a quick fix for breakfast with the leftover idli under 10 mins. ST is a big fan of idli upma, for his sake, i make them often for our morning breakfast. Usually there won't be any leftover idlies in our home, so if i had planned to make this upma then i made extra batch of idlies and kept it aside. 

Fresh idlies are not easy to crumble, so if i had planned to make for breakfast, then previous night itself,  i made the idlies and kept it refrigerator. That way,it's very easy to crumble the idlies and there won't be any big lumps in the upma.
Now a days, i hardly seen people making this upma at home, in my school days and all, if there was any function in the family, then definitely the next morning breakfast would be this idli upma from the previous day left over idlies. 

Though i didn't like this upma back then, the memory associated with it is so refreshing and nostalgic!!!. And the next thing comes to mind is the "idli upma" scene from the movie "Surya Vamsam". Ok, enough with the stories, will check the recipe now!!!

Idli Upma

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes : 1 or 2 
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Idli upma, Breakfast, Leftover idli recipe Idli Upma, a quick fix for breakfast with the leftover idli under 10 mins.
Idli - 5
Onion(small) - 1
Green Chili -1
Red chili - 1
Grated Coconut - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Sesame Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt- to taste

First take the idli and crumble gently with your fingers.
Finely chop the onions into small pieces and slit the green chili, keep the grated coconut as ready.Heat the non-stick pan with oil.
Add mustard, let it splutters,then add the urad dal & curry leaves.
Then add the chana dal and roast till it becomes golden brown,then add the onions and green chili & red chili.
Add salt(just enough for the onions,remember that the idly has already salt in it) and saute till the onions becomes translucent, then add the crumbled idly.
Mix gently with the tempering and finally add the grated coconut, give a good mix and switch off the flame.
Tada, your idli upma is ready.Serve it with chutney and/or Sugar.

Related: How to make Peanut Chutney

  • Sesame oil gives great flavor to the upma, so highly recommend to use it.
  • Don't keep the idli in flame for long time, it would became dry. So give a quick stir with the tempering and switch off the flame.
  • Using non stick helps to avoid sticking at the bottom.
  • If you wish, you can add few chopped coriander leaves on the top while serving.
  • Some times,i like to sprinkle few tsp of idli podi just before switch off the flame and mix it well.It tastes awesome.

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