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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tava Masala Idlis ~ Mumbai Style Street Food

Left over idlis?? Don't worry. Try out this healthy and chatpata snack with idlis. This is a Mumbai style street food style tava idlis that can be prepared quickly and can be served hot for an after-school snack or just like that anytime. I have already shared two very delicious snack recipes with left over idlis that I keep trying in between-baked idli snack & idli upma. Please check out if interested. 

Bored of idlis served with chutney ?? Then try out this recipe for a change. Am sure all would love this simple yet tasty recipe. This is a new hit at home and the recipe is quite simple. This gives a spicy and tangy idli mix. Enjoy !!

Check out the making here-

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 4
Author ~ Julie
idli 8-10 
onion 2 medium-sized, fine chopped
tomato 3 chopped
capsicum 1 medium-sized
ginger-garlic paste 1 tsp
kashmiri chilly powder 1.5 tbsp
pav bhaji masala 2 tsp 
salt to taste
unsalted butter or oil 2-3 tbsp 
lemon juice 1.5 tsp or half of a lemon
coriander leaves 1 tbsp chopped

  • Prepare idlis as you normally do, use idli batter. Scoop out and keep aside. Cut the idlis in small pieces (I cut each idli in 6-8 pieces), keep aside.
  • Make a paste by adding a little water to kashmiri chilli powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan and add butter.To this, add fine chopped onions when butter is melted. Add a little salt to fasten process.
  • When onions turn translucent, add the ginger-garlic paste. Sauté till raw smell disappears.
  • Then add in chopped tomatoes. Sauté till tomatoes are cooked and mushy.
  • Toss in the fine chopped capsicum (green bell peppers). Sauté till lightly cooked, retain the crunchiness.
  • Add in the kashmiri chilli paste and pav bhaji masala powder. Mix well.
  • Slide in the cut idlis and combine well. Squeeze 2tsp of lemon juice over the prepared idlis. Finally, add in chopped coriander leaves. Switch off and serve warm.

* Use oil instead of butter if calorie conscious. But butter tastes best for this recipe.
* You can soak red dry chillies (5-6) in warm water for half an hour and grind to a smooth paste instead of Kashmiri chilli powder.
* Add a tbsp of butter to make tava idlis more flavorful when serving, I omitted that.
* You can add more vegetables in this, but I feel this works good.
* You can add a pinch of pav bhaji masala to when serving for garnish.

If interested to try out recreating some good recipes with leftovers, check out this link for more LEFT OVER RECIPES.

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