Podi idli is a quick, super easy snack you can make with leftover idli. Best way to use leftover idli as well as tasty, filling evening snack.
Whenever I got leftover idlis, I make idli upma first as I love it a lot. When I was at my in-laws place last year, I made this for my father in law.
I don't remember exactly how I made but I love making dishes with gun powder. Be it dosai or idli fries sprinkled with podi.
Made this last year at my first live cooking demo with Suvai Foods. I demonstrated how to prepare this using their idli.
I tasted their podi couple of times and love the flavour a lot. It is just like the homemade flavour and fresh too.
I haven't tried adding vellam or sugar in my podi, but they have it in theirs which we wouldn't notice but sure make a difference.
Podi idli recipe
- Cut the leftover idlis into cubes. Cut into 3 strips first and then each piece to bite size cubes.
- Heat a kadai with oil and add torn red chilli, mustard, asafoetida.
- Once mustard splutters, add very finely chopped curry leaves.
- Add idli cubes and sprinkle the idli podi, ghee.
- Toss or mix well. Cook for 2 minutes and serve.
- Best to use leftover idli or hard last batch batter idli.
- Refrigerate and cut for easy cutting.
- You can toss the idlis until golden here and there and later add idli podi too.
- Idli podi can be added according to your spice level.
- Use salt if needed.
- Never skip ghee.
- Cut the leftover idlis into cubes firstly. Cut into 3 strips first and then each piece to bite size cubes.
- Heat a kadai with oil and add torn red chilli, mustard, asafoetida. Once mustard splutters, add very finely chopped curry leaves. Add idli cubes.
- Sprinkle the podi, ghee. Toss or mix well. Cook for 2 minutes and serve.
Serve as such or topped with grated coconut, coriander leaves etc. This can be perfect for using up the leftovers and give a back from school snack for kids as well.