Idli Usili / Idli Upma

ONE IDLI MANY TASTES :) -- Whenever the Idli gets leftover not to worry.... you can prepare next day breakfast dish as Idli usili/Idli upma. This upma is very easy and quick to prepare. Keep the leftover idlis in refrigerator for easy crumbling. If you have more in quantity, use the blender for crumbling. Just one churn is enough otherwise it will be soggy. You can prepare Idli usili in many flavors like Lemon, Coconut, Plain, Molagapodi and for Tamarind taste add pulikachal mix (Pullikachal is made using  Tamarind, red chili and peanuts)

Here is Molagapodi (It is spicy powder - mostly prepared in southern part of India) To do other versions simply add the preferred flavor in step 2. Enjoy the varieties tastes of Idli.

Check the below quick and easy breakfast Upma Varieties:

  • 2 cups Idli crumbled
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp each urud dal / White Lentils (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • 1/2 mustard seeds.
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • Few Curry leaves

For Garnishing:
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • Molagapodi Powder - 2 to 3 tsp (Mixture of many Indian Spices) Available in Indian store




Step 01) Crumble the leftover idli and keep it aside

Step 02) In a saucepan, heat oil, add seeds allow them to crackle, add chillies and curry leaves and saute for 1 minute then add onion, turmeric powder and salt stir  fry till onions turns tender

Step 03) Add crumbled idli powder and mix well

Step 04) Return to low flame. Stir gently every now and then. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves and molagapodi powder

Serving: Enjoy the upma/usili with hot brewed coffee or tea :)

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