Idly upma | Instant dinner | Breakfast recipe | Leftover idly upma | how to make idly upma recipe

Ingredients needed

Crumbled idly – 5 idly
Onion -1
Tomato – 1
Red chilli – 3
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Salt as required

For the seasoning

Oil – 2 tsp (Gingelly oil I prefer)
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Bengal gram – 3/4 tsp
Urad dal – 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves – few


Crumble the idly’s coarsely with your fingers. Keep it aside.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add bengal gram, urad dal and curry leaves.

When dal turns golden brown, add red chilli, chopped onions, tomato, turmeric powder, salt needed and saute till onions turns transparent.Then add the crumbled idli and mix well.Check for salt.

Garnish with coriander or curry leaves and serve with hot sambar or chutney.

Note – Do not prepare this upma with hot idlis.The idlis have to be cold, so that it will get crumbled nicely.
This upma is so delicious that you will find yourself making extra idlis just to prepare this upma.

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