Idli upma is very simple to make and also with fewer ingredients. It takes hardly 10 minutes to prepare if you have idlies ready already. This is a very good dish to serve as a snack, breakfast or even dinner. I always make this whenever I have leftover idlies. Leftover idlies taste better for this dish. Usually, upma is not a favourite dish for many but this is something different from normal upma. Here we use idly whereas in regular upma is made with soji (Rava).
This is easy for children to eat if you pack them for their lunch box and also it doesn’t need any extra sides to enjoy. You can play with the ingredients to make it more interesting like adding peanuts, cashews, coriander leaves, etc but I like to keep it simple.
Check out the video recipe here:
Tips to make perfect idly upma:
Make idly crumble using fingers and try not to cut with a knife.
Adding gun powder is optional but it gives very good taste.
You can even add groundnut for an extra crunchy bite while eating.
Gingelly oil gives good flavour and taste. If not use normal oil.
Leftover idlies are the best rather using the fresh ones.
Here is the detailed recipe:
Take 3 idlies and crumble them using hand.
Now take a pan, add 3 tbsp oil (preferably gingelly oil). Then add ½ tsp mustard seeds,
Then add 1 tsp urad dal and 1 tsp channa dal
Now add 2 sprigs curry leaves, 2 red chillies and mix well.
Then add 1 finely chopped onion and cook well for 2 to 3 minutes.
Once onions are cooked well, add crumbled idlies, 1 tbsp oil (optional),
Then add salt and mix well with the other ingredients.
After mixing well, add 1 to 2 tbsp gun powder (optional) and mix well.
Idli Upma is ready to serve as a breakfast or snack.
Idli Upma | Upma with left over idli (VIDEO)
Leftover idlies are crumbled and cooked with South Indian tadka with onion, curry leaves and finally garnished with gun powder to add extra taste to the dish.