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Instant Idli Upma

navneetha konjerla
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Instant Idli Upma RECIPE

Have many left over idlis and wondering what to do? Here is the instant idli upma prepared very easily and can be a good breakfast.

Recipe Tags

  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Left over idlis - 7 to 8
  2. Sliced onions -1
  3. Few curry leaves
  4. 1 tbsp - Mustard and cumin seeds
  5. 1 tsp - Split black gram
  6. 1 tbs - Chana dal
  7. Pinch of turmeric
  8. Dry red chilies - 2 to 3
  9. Lime juice for taste
  10. Salt as per taste
  11. Coriander for garnishing (optional)
  12. Cooking oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan. add cumin and mustard seeds. When they crackle add split black gram and chana dal. When dals change color add dry red chilies and curry leaves.
  2. Add pinch of turmeric and sliced onions. Fry the onions until they are cooked. Add salt as per taste and mix everything. Crumble the idlis with hand and add immediately to onion tadka mixture.
  3. Prepare idlis the previous day and refrigerate them so that they get little hard and crumble easily rather than freshly prepared idlis which are too soft,
  4. Mix everything and finally squeeze little lime juice and garnish with coriander. Serve hot.

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Kusum Singh
Kusum Singh   Jul-11-2017

Nice upma

Bindiya Sharma
Bindiya Sharma   May-31-2017

good use of leftover idlis!

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