Idli Upma

Idli upma is a very simple and delicious dish prepared  with left over idlis. Whenever Sis and I get bored with regular idli, my Mom prepares this.

Idli Upma:

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Crumbled idli – 1 cup + 1/2 cup

Onion – 1/2 cup finely chopped

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Idli Podi – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – as needed

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard -1/4 tsp

Channa dal – 3/4 tsp

Urad dal – 3/4 tsp

Hing –  a pinch

Curry leaves – few


  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add bengal gram, urad dal, hing and curry leaves
  • When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions ans saute till onion turns translucent. Then add  coriander powder, cumin powder, Idli podi and salt mix well. Finally add Crumbled Idlis and cook for 3-5 minutes (depending on the texture needed your upma)


My Notes:

  • Do not prepare this upma with hot idlis.The idlis have to be cold, so that they will get crumbled nicely. Refrigerate idlis for at least 1 hour for easy crumble
  • Can add green chillies instead of idli podi
  • Add ginger garlic paste/ garlic powder to make it flavorful

Check my other recipes using Idli/Dosa Batter,

Idli Fry

Masala Idli

Kaima Idli

Masala Paniyaram

Vegetable Waffle Dosai


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