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Kaima Idli

If you have ever eaten in Saravana Bhavan, I am sure no introduction is needed for Kaima idli. This is one of my favorites that can be made with baked/deep fried Leftover Idlis.

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Kaima Idli:

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Appetizers

Ingredients:

Fried Idli – 20 (I have baked Idli)

Onion – 1 cubed

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp

Tomatoes – 2

Green Capsicum – 1 cubed

Pav bhaji  Powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Cashew nuts  – 10

Salt – as needed

Oil – 2 tsp

Fennel seed powder – 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add fennel seed powder, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and saute till tomatoes are cooked

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  • Then add onion and capsicum along with pav bhaji powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Add required salt and mix well

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  • Finally add the fried idlis (check out my fried idli recipe) and toss it well. Dont mash it just turn over so that the masala is coated on all sides of the idlies. Finally garnish with cashew nuts, switch off and add lemon juice

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Check my other recipes using Idli/Dosa Batter,

Idli Fry

Idli Upma

Masala Idli

Masala Paniyaram

Vegetable Waffle Dosai

My Notes:

 I have baked idlis, instead you can also deep fry. For deep frying make sure idlis are in room temperature. You can even refrigerate for better results.

 

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Baked Idli Fry

I have never been a fan of idli. Whenever my mom makes idli, I will crib so much, and she will eventually make Idli Upma and Kunku (Adding onion,chili and coriander to idli batter and frying the idly). Day before yesterday while talking to Amma, she told that she had prepared kunku. After hearing that, I felt like having fried idli. Instead of deep frying, I baked the idlis, and still managed to get a crispy outer layer. This helps in using minimal oil, with no compromise in taste.

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Baked Idli Fry:

Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    |  Serves: 3

Recipe Category: Appetizers

Ingredients:

Idli – 20 mini idli

Sesame oil – 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Apply an even sesame oil coat to the idlis
  • Arrange it in a baking tray and bake it for 10 minutes. Take it out and turn the idlis over. Bake for another 10 minutes. Serve it with ketchup/ idli podi/ garlic podi

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Check my other recipes using Idli/Dosa Batter,

Masala Idli

Idli Upma

Kaima Idli

Masala Paniyaram

Vegetable Waffle Dosai