Tadka idli

Tadka idli

From   Tea Time

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Delicious way to serve leftover idlis – bursting with flavour and taste


  • Leftover mini idlis 1 cup
  • Refined oil 2 tbsps
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Mustard sees ½ tsp
  • Red chilli flakes ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • South Indian curry powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves 8 to 10
  • Green chillies, chopped 2
  • Fresh coconut, scraped 4 tbsps


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add asafoetida and mustard seeds and let the seeds splutter. Add chilli flakes and remove the pan from heat.
  • Add turmeric powder and South Indian curry powder and mix. Place pan on heat again, add ¼ cup water and mix.
  • When water reduces slightly, add salt, curry leaves and green chillies and mix well.
  • Add mini idlis and cook till the idlis are heated through.
  • Transfer into a bowl, garnish with coconut and serve hot with a bowl of chutney of your choice.