Mini Masala Idli - Idli Fry Delights

Mini masala idli fry is a very easy and popular breakfast and tiffin item. Mini masala idlis are basically spice-tossed idlis that are fried in an onion and tomato mixture. If you’ve got some left-over idlis or idli batter, this recipe can be quickly prepared – with or without any accompaniment. If you are bored of the plain steamed idlis or wish to spice them up, go ahead and toss mini steamed idlis into a spice mixture, and you have a sumptuous, tasty and innovative mini masala idli fry recipe.

Mini Masala Idli Fry Info:

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Total Time

20 Mins




Breakfast or Snack

Mini Masala Idli Fry Ingredients (4 servings):

  • Required amount of idli batter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • Few Currey leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Chopped coriander for garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Preparing Mini Idlis:

  • To start with the idli fry recipe, you can take some of your leftover idlis and place
    them in a bowl.
  • If you don’t have pre-made idlis, get fresh iD Idly-Dosa batter to make delicious idlis. By using already prepared fresh batter, you will be saving time
    and energy required for fermenting urad dal and preparing it.
  • Now, grease your mini idli molds with ghee or oil and pour the batter in the
    segments on the rack.
  • Steam these in the cooker for 8-10 minutes and remove demold the idlis from the

Preparing Mini Masala Idli Fry:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • When they start tempering, and the urad dal turns dark yellow, add in the curry
    leaves, and chopped green chilli.
  • Now add in the chopped onions sauté them.
  • Once the onions soften, add in the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red
    chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, and salt as per taste.
  • Allow this mixture to cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Now, add in the mini idlis and toss them with the flavors in the pan.
  • Add chopped coriander for garnish and serve hot.

Your mini masala idli fry recipe is now ready! You can serve these mini masala idlis just how they are or with coconut and onion chutneys for some added kick!