When you have leftover idlis,then make a new dish from it.It can be served as a snack item.We call it as idli manchuria,as the taste and preperation are a bit  similar to that of veg manchuria.

Left over idlis 4 nos
Cut these idlis with a knife,in to 1/2" to 1" pieces.
Besan-2 tbsp
Maidha 1 tsp
For more crispy ness u can add 1 more tbsp also
Red chilli powder1 tsp
Eating soda a pinch
For topping:
Finely chopped ginger pieces1 tsp
Finely chopped garlic pieces 1 tsp
(optional for those who dont eat garlic)
Finely chopped onion 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Finely chopped capsicum 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce 1 tsp
Chilli sauce 1 tsp
Soya sauce 1 tsp
In a bowl add besan powder,maidha powder,corn flour,salt,redchillie powder and eating soda.
Mix well.If you want more crispy add a little more of corn flour.Add water a little,and mix it as a little bit like bajji pindi.
In the meanwhile place a kadai on the stove,and add oil for deep frying.
Dip the idli pieces in them,and fry them as  bajjis.
Keep  them aside.
In another pan,add 1 1/2 tbsp one and half tbsp of oil ,after heating  add finely chopped ginger and garlic pieces,onion pieces,capsicum pieces,and saute well till they turn into brown colour,in low  to med flame.Then add salt,lastly add tomato sauce,chilli sauce,and soya sauce,mix well till the mixture gets a bit dried .Then add fried idli bajjis and mix well for 3 minutes.Turn off the flame,serve in a serving bowl.Garnish with capsicum and onion rings.
Can be served hot  as snacks.
Learnt it from cookery shows relayed in TV.


  1. liked your version of idli fry .. truly manchurian style ..very soon i'll try this!

  2. great recipe madam...sure to try one day.


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