Do your kids like Idli's ? Do you kids eat leftovers ? If the answer to these questions are a big NO, then I have the right recipe for you. Just in few steps this delicious snack can be made and while preparing the first batch of fry and continuing with the rest the first batch will just disappear into  thin air 😉.

When I have leftover idlis, I always prepare Idli upma , which is my favorite. So I didn't get or have the idea of frying it . But you know mostly strange ideas of recipes come from our kids. So once my elder daughter, Saadhna said  that her friend used to bring Idli fry and it is so delicious.  From that day onwards she kept on asking for it and finally I prepared it . Whenever the kids know that mother is preparing the dish they have asked for, you really got to see the love they show 😍. Its a true bliss

You can also make this recipe with fresh idlis. So lets see how it is prepared.

Simple Idli Fry

Recipe Cuisine: Indian    |      Recipe Category: Snacks
Prep Time: 2 mins            |      Cook time:15 mins                |   Serves

A simple and delicious snack prepared with Idli
Idli Fry


  • 5 to 6 no's of Idli
  • Oil for frying

To temper

  • Idli Millagaipodi or Chat masala 


  1. Take Idli's and Cut them in medium size cubes.
  2. Fry them  2 - 3  minutes at high heat  until they turn golden brown
  3. Take them  and put them on tissue paper to remove excess oil .
  4. Sprinkle the powder and toss it gently.


  • You can cut them either in cubes or as strips.  
  • Fry idli's on high heat so that it absorbs less oil.
  • I have used Idli Millagaipodi as my daughter's loves it , you can sprinkle with your favorite masala powder


1. Cut the Idli's into medium sized cubes. Heat oil in a pan and fry these cubed idli's at high heat until they turn golden brown.

2. Take them out and place them in a tissue paper to remove excess oil from it.

3. Sprinkle with chat powder (or) garam masala powder (or) have it just like it with tomato ketchup and enjoy 😊

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this is a deep fry. those who want to avoid deep fry can they saute with little less oil alternatively fry in microwave with dribbling of some oil on idli cubes?

Aruna Manikandan said...

Yes instead of deep frying we can bake in microwave.

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