- Prep Time: 20 mins minutes
- Cook Time: 30 mins minutes
I stumbled upon this amazing recipe when I had loads of leftover idli and no idea what to do with them. We were in no mood to have usual idli fry and I wanted to do something different and interesting. This is when I found this recipe for idli kebabs. Sounds weird doesn't it? I have had this reaction from many people when I told them about the dish but in the end they all agreed that the kebabs taste as good and flavourful as they sound weird. Idli kebabs are a great way to turn the regular idlis into a cool party snack.
- Idlis - 6-8
- Carrots - 1/4 cup (grated)
- Cabbage - 1/4 cup (grated)
- Green Peas - 1/8 cup (boiled)
- Potatoes - 1/2 cup (boiled and mashed)
- Red chilli powder ( Lal Mirch ) - 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder ( Haldi ) - A pinch
- Garam Masala Powder - A pinch
- Salt - As per taste
- Oil - For frying/roasting
1. Mash the idlis and set aside.
2. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan. Add chili powder, garam masala and turmeric into the hot oil.
3. Roast for about 10 seconds and add the boiled green peas, grated carrots and cabbage.
4. Sauté for 2-3 mins. Add the mashed potataoes, salt and mix well. Mashed potatoes will help bind the kebabs better.
5. Sauté for another 4-5 mins. Add the mashed idli and smix well. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
6. Make kebab like patties with the mixture. Roast the kebabs on a pan/griddle using oil. The idlis tend to stick to the pan, keep flipping them carefully with the help of oil.
7. Once the kebabs turn crispy and golden brown, remove from the flame on a kitchen paper towel to remove any excess oil.
8. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. Tomato chutney or tandoori chutney go well with these kebabs.