Fried Idli Recipe | Masala Idli Fry Recipe | How to Make Fried Idli | Leftover Idli Recipe

fried idli
fried idli

Fried Idli recipe | Masala Idly recipe | leftover Idli recipes with detailed photo and video recipe.

Fried idli or Masala Idli Fry is a mildly spiced sautéed dish made from idlis. The Idlis are fried till they are crispy and then tossed in Curry Leaves and South Indian spices.

This dish can be made either from fresh idlis or leftover idlis. Normally a day old refrigerated Idlis are more suited as they have less tendency to break when frying and absorb less oil.

This dish can be served as breakfast meal or evening snack. Fried Idli goes well with Coconut Chutney, but since this variety of Idlis are mildly spiced, they can be had as such also.

We can make many recipes with leftover idlis, few of them I had listed here:

Fried Idli Recipe | What is the Recipe of Fried Idli

Cuisine Indian
Author Rashmi Sharma


  • Oil for frying
  • 6-7 Idlis chilled
  • 1 tbsp Chaat Masala


  1. 1. Take cooked idlis and cut each idli into four equal parts. The size of chunks depends on how big or small idli you are using.

  2.  Take some oil in a wok and place it on flame for heating.

  3. When oil is sufficiently heated, gently drop the idli chunks into it. Place as many idlis as possible at one time. Make sure you don’t over flood the wok with idli chunks.

  4. Fry the chunks now. Keep tossing and fry the chunks until they turn golden brown and crispy.

  5. When idlis turn golden brown in color, drain out in a plate with absorbent paper or kitchen paper towels. Similarly, fry rest of the idlis as well.

  6. Sprinkle some chaat masala over the fried idlis and serve these crispy and mouth watering fried idlis with tea, coffee or with side accompaniment of green chutney or sauce and relish eating. This is a simple and easy snack that can be served during supper.

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