Tawa Idli

 Tawa idli is a delicious and super quick snack – an improvisation of a combination of leftover idlis(or fresh idlis), pav bhaji masala, basic spices, onion, tomato, and lemon juice. It takes only 15 mins to make and tastes great as breakfast, kids lunch box or as an evening snack with some tea or coffee. To break the monotony of a regular idli and chutney, or Idli Upma, Tawa Idli is a delicious twist to the regular idli.

Making Tawa Idli

PREP TIME: 5 MINS               COOK TIME: 10MINS                 TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS  COURSE:SNACKS      CUISINE:INDIAN               SERVINGS : 2 – 3

Ingredients

  • Idlis  – 5, cubed
  • Onions – ¼ cup, chopped
  • Tomato – ½ cup, chopped
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – ½ tsp, chopped
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala –  ½ tsp (adjust to taste)
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Black salt – ½ tsp (adjust to taste)
  • Lime or lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter and ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When they sputter, add the onions, green chillies and ginger.
  3. Saute until the onions turn pink and fragrant.
  4. Next, add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric, pav bhaji masala, black salt. Saute 3 to 5 mins on medium flame.
  5. while tomatoes and spices are getting cooked, chop the idlis into small cubes.
  6. Once the tomatoes are soft and mushy, add the cubed idli and toss well to coat.
  7. Finally add the lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve tawa idli hot with tea or coffee.

step by step photo instructions

  1. Heat the butter and ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds.

2. When they sputter, add the onions, green chillies and ginger. Saute until the onions turn pink and fragrant.

3. Next, add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric, pav bhaji masala, black salt. Saute 3 to 5 mins on medium flame.

4. while tomatoes are getting cooked, chop the idlis into small cubes. Once the tomatoes are soft and mushy, add the cubed idli and toss well to coat.

5. Finally add the lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

6. Serve tawa idli hot with tea or coffee.

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