Friday, November 18, 2016

Idli Fries | Baked Idli Fries | Idli Fry Recipe

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baked idli fries
Idli is a very commonly prepared breakfast in most of the south Indian households. Idli is so verstaile that one can make various recipes with the left over Idlis like Idli fries, Dahi Idli,Tawa Idli, Idli Upma, Chili Idli, Cocktail Idlis, Kaima Idli, Idli Manchurian etc. We usually would not have left over Idlis at my place but sometimes I make few additional Idlis just to turn them into simple snacks for the evening. 
idli fries

idli fries
Coming to today's post, I somehow never liked the idea of deep frying the Idlis for obvious reasons.Also when one can make delicious guilt free Oven baked fries why should I even think of frying it in oil and consume unnecessarily calories. But if you do not bother to add few more calories , please go ahead and deep fry them too, they taste delicious. But I would confess that these Oven baked Idli fries are delicious too, so do not under estimate them. Next time you have few left over Idlis, do give this recipe a try and I am sure you would end up making it often.
idli fries
Check out other recipes here which can be prepared using left over Idlis:
idli fry
Baked Idli Fries Recipe:
Serves 2 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 5 mins | Baking time: 15 mins | Total time: 20 mins
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Snacks

4-5 left over Idlis
Red Chili powder or Idli Chili Powder(Milgai Podi), to sprinkle
Salt, to taste
Oil, to coat the idlis

  • Refrigerate the left over Idlis for a couple of hours or you can even use left over idlis which sat for a couple of hours at room temperature for this recipe.
  • Cut the Idlis into wedges like how it shown in the picture.Apply Oil evenly on both the sides using a brush.
  • Line the Baking tray with aluminium foil and arrange the Idli wedges in a single layer and bake it in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 15-20 mins until they turn golden brown in color. You can even turn them to the other side half the way and bake on the other side as well, I usually bake it one side until they turn golden brown.
Serve the Idli Fries hot with Tomato sauce or Coconut Chutney or Tomato Chutney.

  1. You can deep fry the idlis instead of baking them or you can even shallow fry them in a flat tawa. If you are deep frying them make sure that you refrigerate the idlis otherwise they might start breaking up in oil.
  2. One can follow this process and use them for Chili Idli,Tawa Idli or Kaima Idli for a guilt free version.
  3. You can even sprinkle chaat masala or dunk the crispy idli fries in sambar and eat.
idli fries


Padmajha said...

This is so much better than the fried ones!! Got to try it. The clicks look super tempting!

Unknown said...

Wow!.The preparation is really better tasty than the original idly,Nice utilization of food item without being wasted.It is a nice presentation

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