Crispy Fried Idlis

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Crispy Fried Idlis


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 4
  • 250 grams fine semolina

  • 200 grams fresh curd/plain yogurt

  • 1.5 teaspoon salt

  • 100 grams fresh coriander leaves

  • 100 grams green peas

  • 1.5 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

  • 1 pinch asafoetida powder

  • 6-8 whole cashews

  • 5-6 tablespoon oil


  • Combine semolina, salt, green peas and coriander leaves in a bowl
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a tadka pan and add asafoetida, mustard seeds
  • After the mustard crackle add cumin seeds and red chilli powder
  • Add the tadka carefully to the semolina batter
  • In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon oil and brown cashews slightly and add them to the batter too
  • Mix all the ingredients well and add adequate water to create a semi-thick batter
  • Let the batter rest for 8-10 minutes
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the tadka pan and spread it evenly inside the pan
  • Add 2 spoonfuls of the batter in the center and spread evenly
  • Cook over Low heat until brown and crisp and gently flip to cook the other side (it should take a total of 5-7 minutes for each idli)
  • Similarly prepare the other idlis of the remaining batter
  • Serve hot with spicy tomato/Peanut chutney
  • Tip: tadka pan helps give proper shape to the idlis while frying them. However you can use any small pan too