Mini Masala Tadka Idli - Tadka Tossed!

Idli is one of the widely consumed and immensely popular breakfast items. Many people are quite a fan of idlis, and they consume it regularly. The best part about idli is that it is highly customizable, and thus you can easily add your personal touch to it. Here is one such widely popular and huge variable version of idli: idli masala. In this idli masala, you add spices of your taste and choice. Idli masala can be made with ingredients of your choice, and thus you can easily play with the recipe. But here we are suggesting you one of the easy ways to make idli masala.

Idli Masala Info:

Prep Time

25 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Total Time

55 Mins




Breakfast or Evening Snack

Mini Masala Tadka Ingredients:

For Idli:

  • Idli batter
  • 2 tbsp poha
  • Salt as per the taste
  • Water

For Idli Masala Tadka:

  • A handful of curry leaves
  • A handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • Refined oil as per your taste
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • Gunpowder as per your taste

Step-by-Step Instructions:

To make Idli:

  • Take out the prepared idli batter.
  • Check its consistency. Remember that it should be of pouring thick consistency for making idlis of right shape and size. You can add the required quantity of water while continuously mixing the batter to get the right thickness.
  • Check the salt level of the batter and add the required quantity if needed.
  • Heat the idli cooker. If you’re using a steamer, add some water in it and allow it to boil before adding the idli plates.
  • Grease the pans of idli cooker.
  • Transfer the idli into the idli pan.
  • Give it time for 3-5 minutes and then let the idlis puff up.

To make Mini Masala Idli Tadka::

  • Cut each idli into quarter pieces or small cubes or any size of your choice.
  • Heat the pan by adding cooking oil.
  • Let the mustard seeds splutter.
  • Add urad dal and wait for few a seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and give it a toss.
  • Add roughly chopped mini idlis. Let it fry on a medium flame for some minutes.
  • Finally, chop cilantro leaves and add it into the mini idli pan.
  • Toss for some more time, say 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally, serve your dish.

Your mini masala idli tadka is ready. You can enjoy this dish with any chutney of your choice. You can have idli masala with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or green chutney. If you are a coconut lover, you can also add small coconut chunks into this idli masala. Idli masala is also a highly customizable dish. You can add any masala of your choice.