Idli TIkka Delight - Idli Batter Recipe Diaries!

Idli and Dosa are the quintessential South Indian recipes loved and favored by people all over the world. People love experimenting with these basic South Indian recipes available at iD Fresh Foods to make it tastier, more appetizing, and distinctive. One such innovative recipe is Idli Tikka Recipe with Sambar. It is cooked in a different style and made more delectable and served with vegetables and tomato Sambar. Serve Peanut Chutney or Coconut chutney or tomato chutney with the dish and enjoy its mouth-watering taste. It is the best way to spice up your simple meal.

Idli Tikka Recipe Info:

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Total Time

50 Mins




Main course or Snack

Idli Tikka Ingredients:

  • Dosa Idli Batter
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1.5 tsp Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Sprigs of Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Split White Urad Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup Cubed Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cubed Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cubed Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cup Split Toor Dal
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 cup Tamarind Water
  • 1 Tbsp Sambar Powder
  • 1.2 cup finely chopped and cooked Bottle Gourd
  • 1/2 cup Sambar or Pearl Onions
  • 1 Finely Chopped Tomato
  • 1 medium-sized cut and cooked drumsticks
  • 3 Kashmiri broken dry chilis
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 6 Curry leaves

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Take leftover or fresh dosa idli batter for this recipe ready to be used.
  • Preheat an Idli steamer with water inside. Ensure the level of water in the steamer is below the idli plates.
  • Grease idli steaming pan using oil.
  • Pour Dosa Idli batter in each cavity of the steaming pan.
  • Steam idlis for at least 10-15 minutes until idlis are properly steamed and cooked.
  • Mini idli pan can also be used to steam idlis.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a shallow frying pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and urad dal to the hot oil. Let the seeds crackle and allow the dal to turn crisp and golden brown.
  • Once the tempering is ready, add idlis to the pan and keep tossing it to coat it properly with the tempering.
  • Ensure idlis does not break file tossing.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Turn off the heat while sautéing.
  • Take a shallow fry pan and heat a teaspoon of oil.
  • Add cut and diced veggies and saute for 4-5 minutes until tender on low-medium heat. Ensure it is cooked al dente. Once done, keep it aside.
  • Take a wooden skewer, pierce yellow, red, and green bell peppers, and one idli.
  • Arrange similar arrangements in a serving bowl.
  • Make sambar in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook urad dal, mash it and keep it aside.
  • Add vegetables, onions, sambar powder, turmeric powder, tamarind water, and salt to taste into the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook for two whistles and add dal to this mixture. Adjust spices and salt as per taste.
  • Prepare tempering for Sambar. Take a tadka pan and heat one teaspoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, etc., and allow it to splutter.
  • Switch off the heat and add this tempering to the sambar and stir it slowly.
  • Serve idli tikkas on a platter and piping hot sambar in a bowl.
  • Serve with choicest chutneys.

Go for this one of the most interesting idli batter recipes for a hearty dinner or breakfast brunch and make your weekend or any day special with idlis and sambar with a twist. Kids and adults will enjoy savoring this recipe.