Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fried Idli










Fried Idli
A simple yet flavorful snack. In my opinion, making fried idli is the best use of leftover idlies. It can be served in between meals or as a hearty breakfast.

Ingredients:For Fried Idlies [4 servings]
Cooked Idli – 8  [Leftovers are better]
Sweet Onion – 1/2 medium size, sliced
Capsicum (Green Bell pepper) – 1 cup, sliced
Mushrooms (any variety) -1/2 cup, sliced [Optional]
Cashew nuts -1/2 cups, halves
Ginger- 1 tsp minced
Garlic- 1 tsp minced
Honey -1 tbsp OR Brown Sugar – 1 tbsp
Stir fry Sauce- 1tbsp
Maggi Hot & Sweet Sauce – 1 tsp
Garlic chili sauce -1 tsp
Oil for stir frying -2 tbsp
Salt to taste

  • Prepare all the vegetables as directed.
  • Cut cooked idlies into small bite size cubes and shallow fry it. Keep fried paneer aside.
  • Heat the wok and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced ginger and  garlic and stir-fry briefly until aromatic.
  • Add onions first and stir fry on high heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add green bell pepper with mushrooms and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add fried idli cubes to it. Add cashews.
  • Stir in stir fry sauce, Maggi Hot & Sweet sauce, Garlic chili sauce, honey (or brown sugar) and salt. Cook for a few more seconds.
Serve hot anytime as snack or breakfast and Enjoy.
Note: You can increase or decrease the amount of sauces according to your taste.

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