Idli uppittu or idli upma recipe

Idli upma is a south indian snack made of fresh idlis or leftover idlis.  It is a very common breakfast in South India and is very simple to make too.  Idli upma is a very delicious dish which can also be had as an evening snack.


  • Left over or fresh idlis - 6 nos
  • Onion - 1 no (chopped finely)
  • Tomato - 1 nos (chopped finely)
  • Fresh green peas - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 3 nos (chopped finely)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil - tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Few coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Fried cashew nuts - 7 to 8 nos


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE IDLI UPMA RECIPE Crumble the idlis and set aside

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds stops spluttering, add urad dal and stir fry for a minute till the dal turns light brown.

Step 3

Add chopped onions and green chillies and stir fry till the onions become translucent.

Step 4

Add chopped tomatoes, curry leaves, green peas and salt and cook on a medium flame till they become soft.

Step 5

Add crumbled idlis and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 6

Garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashew nuts.

Step 7

Serve idli upma hot plain or with coconut chutney.


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