Idli Upma Recipe - Tasty Fusions!

Have you ever woken up late in the morning and felt tired to cook breakfast? Are you someone who gets flustered when you see your children pulling faces at your daily staple breakfast? Or are you dieting and would like to have a healthy yet tasty snack in the evening? Try idli upma. It is easy to make, requires no special culinary education, and is super delicious if made with a good idli batter recipe! We have to admit that, over time, evening cooking has found its innovations with the recipes, and idli upma is a must-try dish with really amazing idli batter recipes available online. Even though it’s got the names of two separate foods, this will give you one tasty dish which is extremely easy to make. This dish can be made, within ten minutes, with less than ten items, and the idlis can be either fresh or leftovers (no worries at all).

Idli Upma Info:

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

5 Mins

Total Time

10 Mins




Main course or Snack

Idli Upma Ingredients:

  • 4-5 Medium crushed Idlis
  • 1 Medium size chopped Onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of urad dal
  • 10 Peanuts (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of Hing (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Heat the pan on the stove and pour one tablespoon of coconut oil. Once the oil heats up, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and urad dal, sauté till the dal turns golden and the aroma of frying dal leaves the pan.
  • Add finely chopped onions and green chillies, and sauté them in medium flame till they turn slightly golden.
  • Add the peanuts, Hing powder (Asafoetida), and salt. Give the whole mixture a nice stir and sprinkle a tablespoon of water to this so that the dal cooks through.
  • Finally, add the crushed and mashed idlis, and give the whole thing a good mix. If you want, you can add a few drops of oil if the idlis stick to the pan.
  • Transfer the hot, steaming idli upma to the plate and serve it with green chillies, brown peanuts, and golden urad dal.

You can enjoy this hot dish in its simplest form, without any additional toppings. But, if you are a person who loves to have a side-dish, then you can look for some idli batter recipes online and cook up some variations.
What are you waiting for? Blend the taste of south Indian dishes with a hint of innovation!