Everyone has their own version of idli upma, adding some seasonings, vegetables and so on. I was not a big fan of this dish made from leftover idlis, until I tried this one at my friend's place. My daughter became an instant fan, so nowadays, this upma is a must after the day I make idlis. Very simple to make, and very tasty too..
Need To Have
- Idlis - 6
- Onions - 2 medium
- Green Chillies - 2 or 3
- Idli Milagai Podi - 1 tablespoon, more or less depending on spice level
- Sesame oil - 2 teaspoon
- Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Urad Dal - 1 teaspoon
- Asafoetida - a pinch
- Curry leaves - few
Chop the onions and slice or chop the chillies. Break the idlis with hand and mix the idli milagai podi and sesame oil, keep aside. Heat oil, do the seasoning, add the onion and green chillies, saute for a few mins, add the broken idlis, mix well and serve warm.
The onions and the idli podi give the taste, add atleast half the amount of chopped onions as broken idli.
While mixing the idlis do it on low heat to prevent sticking or you'll have to add more oil.
Can also add cashews with seasoning for the nutty taste.