Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe

Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe

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This is how South Indian typically finish off leftover idlis made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests.

Sometimes, people even make Idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual Idli and dosas.

Besides Idli Upma you can use leftover idlis to make a variety of other recipes like Dahi Idli , Fried Idlis with Curd Dip , Spicy Tava Idlis , Idli Chaat, Idli Curry and Idli Chilli.

Enjoy how to make Idli Upma recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe recipe - How to make Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Idli Upma
6 to 8 leftover idlis
2 tbsp peanut oil or oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 dry red chillies (pandi) , broken into pieces
1/2 cup chopped and boiled carrot
1/4 cup boiled green peas
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste

For Serving With Idli Upma
coconut chutney

Method
For idli upma

    For idli upma
  1. To make idli upma, crumble all the idlis in a deep bowl and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the carrot, green peas, tomatoes, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the crumbled idlis, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve idli upma immediately with coconut chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy135 cal
Protein2.3 g
Carbohydrates14.2 g
Fiber2 g
Fat7.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.2 mg
Idli Upma Video by Tarla Dalal
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe with step by step photos

If you like Idli Upma

  1. Idli Upma is made from leftover Idlis. Idli is a popular South-Indian breakfast recipe. Apart from relishing them with piping hot sambhar and coconut chutney, you can make use of leftover idlis to make an array of snack recipes :

For making the idli upma with leftover idlis

  1. Crumble all the idlis in a deep bowl and keep aside. Depending upon your preference, you can crumble them fine or coarse. If you are making use of fresh idlis, then cool them completely and then crumble to avoid them getting completely mashed. Idlis refrigerated for 5-6 hours or overnight give the best results. We have made idlis using this detailed recipe of idli.

For preparing the upma from leftover idlis

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. Urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves are other popular ingredients added to the upma tadka.
  3. Add the red chillies
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the carrot.
  6. Add the green peas.
  7. Add the tomatoes and salt. Onions, Potatoes, French beans are some other veggies which you can add to the idli upma but, they take a little longer time to cook.
  8. Add the 2 tbsp of water
  9. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Finally, add the crumbled idlis. If you wish to make a spicy idli upma, then add other Indian spices like red chilli powder, malga podi etc. Also, the idli upma recipe can be prepared with any variety of idlis like the oats idli, rava idli or nachni idli.
  11. Mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Do not cook them for more time or else the idlis will start frying and turn brown. If you feel like the idli upma is turning dry then add some more water and mix it. 
  12. Serve the idli upma immediately with coconut chutney. Also, you can garnish with toasted cashew nuts to add a unique bite.

Reviews

Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
 on 25 Sep 17 06:13 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
10 Jul 19 12:31 PM
   Jaisimha, thanks for the feedback. We have updated the Idli upma recipe with lot more images.
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
 on 24 Sep 17 10:32 AM
5

Nice alternative
Tarla Dalal
25 Sep 17 08:37 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words..Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
 on 19 Jul 16 12:21 PM
5

This recipe is always made when we have leftover idlis and we make this upma in the morning for breakfast. There is no spice so its good for all age groups.
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
 on 22 Jun 16 01:15 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
22 Jun 16 03:43 PM
   Hi Tasneem, we are delighted you loved the Idli Upma recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
 on 03 Apr 16 12:37 PM
4

My kids prepared this recipe in order to surprise me and they just enjoyed it..... They found it a simple recipe which is nutritious. My whole family loved this Upma. Thank you very much...!
Tarla Dalal
07 Apr 16 04:38 PM
   Hi ,Sonal we are delighted you loved the Idli Upma recipe and your kids cooked it for you. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Idli Upma
 on 04 Feb 13 10:54 AM
5

Makes a delicious idli vegetable. Carrots, green peas and tomatoes go well with idli.