Idli Fry - Fried Delicacies

Have you ever thought that Idli, the famous south Indian cuisine, can have an interesting twist to it and make our mornings much better? Well, we’re here to add that spark to your mornings and give you better reasons to wake up with excitement just with the thought of ‘Idli Fry Manchurian’ or ‘Idli Fry Recipe’. Once you religiously follow our ‘Idli Fry Recipe’ and bite that tender piece of deliciously made Idli, your mouth goes ‘Mmmmm’, and the palate and plate say ‘Give me more’. Let’s begin that journey of love towards Idli and by the end of the meal, you’d definitely going to be chanting the following line: “IDLI- I Definitely Love You!”

Idli Fry Manchurian Info:

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Total Time

30 Mins





Idli Fry Manchurian Ingredients:

Sambar Powder:
  • 6-10 idlis – cut into 4 squares each
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • Salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder – as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • Red Chili Sauce
  • Soya Sauce
  • 1 small capsicum cut in cubes
  • Finely chopped 7 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • Coriander leaves

Step-by-Step Instructions:


  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in your tawa or frying pan and the flame at a medium pace.
  • Place idlis into the frying oil and wait until the idli turns crisp and golden in color.
  • Please do the same thing with the second side of the idli and take them out of your pan
    and place it on a chopping board/paper towel or plate.


  • Add garlic, ginger, and finely chopped chili into a frying pan that has hot/frying oil in it.
  • Wait/sauté until we notice gold-coloured garlic in our pan.
  • Add green chilly along with mustard seeds.
  • Add the finely cut onion and capsicum pieces to our mixture and mix/stir them.
  • Stir until the edges of onion and capsicum turn into golden color.
  • Bring the stove to a low flame and add a teaspoon of soy sauce.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Red chili sauce too to be added following soy sauce.
  • After mixing thoroughly, add ½ teaspoon of tomato ketchup and mix well.
  • Add 1/4th spoon of black pepper powder and keep mixing it.
  • Add salt as per taste/required.
  • Make a note that all the sauces added to have salt in them, and it’s better we add less
  • Mix well.

Final touches:

  • Add the pan-fried idlis.
  • Mix well so that all the sauces are coated perfectly around our idlis.
  • Switch off the flame and wait for a minute.
  • Add coriander leaves to the settled mixture.
  • Mix them.

The Idli Manchurian we’ve been craving for is right in front of your eyes and is ready to be munched! Serve the Idli fry Manchurian hot and warm and devour the beauty that you’ve just created! This ‘Idli Fry Recipe’ shall be served as a snack or even a meal, but make sure you follow all the steps and do share the recipe and the love for Idli with all your loved ones. All you need is the ‘Idli Fry Recipe’ and a mood to give something deliciously mouth-watering idlis to your tummy!