Idli Seeyali | How to make Idli Seeyali

By Pavani Nandula  |  17th Jan 2017  |  
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About Idli Seeyali Recipe

Idli Seeyali is a spicy and delicious recipe that is great to use up leftover idlis. It is great to serve for breakfast or snack. Recipe is from Mallika Badrinath's 100 Tiffin Varieties cookbook.

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Idli Seeyali

Ingredients to make Idli Seeyali

  • 10 Idlis, cut into 1
  • 1 Large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Thick tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp sambar powder
  • 1 tsp sambar powder
  • To taste salt
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1~2 Dry Red chilies
  • 8~10 curry leaves

How to make Idli Seeyali

  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a large saute pan. Add the tempering ingredients and when the seeds start to splutter, add the onions and cook till they start to get brown around the edges.
  2. Next add the tamarind paste, turmeric, sambar powder, jaggery/ sugar and salt. Mix well. Add a splash of water if the mixture looks too dry. Cook for 1~2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chopped idlis and cook for 2~3 minutes. Turn off the heat and sprinkle the chopped cilantro. Serve right away.

Reviews for Idli Seeyali (1)

Anupama Kumari3 years ago

The perfect leftover idli recipe!

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