Leftover Idli Recipe

Leftover Idli Recipe

Everybody likes Idli, however few idlis are leftover on a regular basis.  Here are the simple and easy step by step procedure  to make multiple breakfast items . For more Breakfast Recipes, follow our website Hyderabadi Ruchulu.

Let’s see how to make 4 recipes  – Idli Upma, Fried Idli, Idli Fingers and  Idli Pakoras


Kids fuss when asked to eat the leftover idly from the morning. Make these leftover idli recipes for a change. These idlis could be made into another breakfast or to a snack item


First lets see how to make Upma with Idli


This is a very easy recipe

Here I mashed 4 idlis for this recipe

Let’s see how to make upma

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan

Add 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon bengal gram, 1 teaspoon black gram and fry

Also add 2 teaspoons groundnuts and fry

Groundnuts are optional

Fry them for sometime and add 1 chopped onion

Also add 2 green chillies and fry

Then add curry leaves and mix

Add a pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt to taste, 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and mix

Now add mashed idlis and cook for a minute

Add Coriander leaves and serve hot!


Lets see how to make Fried Idli Now


These could be made with leftover idlis or fresh idlis

Cut the idlis in desired shape and size

The smaller, the better it will taste

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoon oil in pan

Then add 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds and fry

Add the idli cubes and stir for 3-4 minutes

then Stir and cook till the idlis change colour

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder and fry for a minute

Now add curry leaves and coriander leaves

then Fry till the curry leaves turn crispy and serve!

Since we are using very less oil, anybody can eat the dish.


Let’s see how to make crispy and tasty pakodas with leftover  idlis


Here I have 4 idlis

The number of idlis used is upto you

Mash idlis in a mixing bowl

Add 1/2 cup bengal gram flour, 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped green chilli, 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt to taste, 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, a pinch of

Then add turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste, 1/2 cup chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and mix

There’s no need to add water unless the mixture is too dry

Even then 1-2 teaspoons of water will be enough

Lets make the Pakoras now

Heat oil for deep fry

Drop the prepared mixture little by little into the oil

Cook on medium flame and flip after 2-3 minutes

Flip and fry till they turn golden brown



Let’s see how to make Idli Fingers


We have to prepare the masala first

To a bowl, add 1 teaspoon chilli powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder, 1/4 teaspoon chat masala, 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix

Any other masala powders also could be added here

Cut the cooked idlis into fingers

We need to deep fry them now

Heat oil for deep fry

Fry the pieces one by one in oil

Flip and fry on low-medium flame till they turn dark brown

Move the fried pieces into a bowl

Sprinkle the prepared masala and toss it

Serve with chutney or sauce!


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