There are many ways to utilise the left over idlis. Sometimes we make upma from them. Sometimes we powder them and add coconut, chilies, ginger, salt, coconut oil and asafoetida water to make idli puddi (idli-hinga-udak). Sometimes we shallow fry them with cumin and mustard seeds. All the three taste amazing. I have also seen some people deep frying the idlis or make an upma of deep fried idlis, I am yet to try this version.
When we were kids, Aayi prepared idli-sambar-chutney for breakfast frequently. At my home we all had different tastes. So sometimes she ended up making all idli upma, idli puddi and fry for evening snack.
This picture is sent to me by my brother and sis-in-law from Bangalore.
1 tea spn mustard seeds
1 tea spn cumin(jeera) seeds
If the idlis are thick, cut them horizontally to get thin slices (2-3 pieces from each idli).
Heat tava and spread oil. Spread the mustard and cumin seeds. When they start popping, keep the idlis on it. Fry from both sides for 5-6 minutes (till they get slight brownish tinge).
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 10mins