Masala Idli Recipe | How to make Masala Idly | Leftover Idli Recipe

Masala Idli Recipe | How to make Masala Idli | Breakfast Ideas

Masala idli recipe | Masala idli recipe | How to make masala idli with step by step photo and video recipe.

Masala Idli is a South Indian easy-to-make and quick snack recipe made with leftover idlis, tomatoes, curry leaves and mustard seeds. Masala Idli is an easy recipe suitable for both breakfast and snacks. If you are bored of eating plain idlis, make this masala idli for a change. Masala Idli is a favorite and takes me less than 15 minutes to prepare. Usually prepared as a breakfast fare with a good dose of lemon juice and fresh coriander as garnish.

This easy yet delicious idli recipe is a perfect snack for any occasion. In fact, if you are planning a special get-together then this is the simplest thing to put together! The best thing about preparing this delicacy at home is that you can add your innovative twist to this dish, for instance, if you are fond of spicy flavours then you can add some black pepper powder, finely chopped green chillies or some ghost chilli paste to make it fiery.

Also try other idli recipes like Fried Idli , Idli UpmaMasala Idli , Curd IdliStuffed Idli ke PakodeIdli Pakora or many more.

Masala Idli Recipe | What is the Recipe of Masala Idli

Cuisine Indian
Author Rashmi Sharma


  • left over idlis cubed
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1″ ginger grated
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp saunf/fennel seeds powder
  • pinch of garam masala powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 12-15 curry leaves


  1. Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and saute till a nice aroma emanates the kitchen.

  2. Add the green chilies and ginger and saute for few secs.

  3. Add the chopped onions and saute on medium heat for 3-4 mts. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, saunf powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.

  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for 5 mts till oil separates. Add the cubed idlis and mix. Saute for 2 mts. Add lemon juice and mix. Turn off heat.

  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve warm.

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