Crumbled idly – 5 idly
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.