Idli Upma
Idli Upma

Idli Upma is one of the most popular South Indian recipe made with left over Idlis. You can prepare this Upma with fresh idlis also.

This wonderful dish can be served for breakfast or light dinner. You would like to prepare this recipe in any special occasion you can add any vegetables and cashew nuts also, it taste’s great and good for health as well.

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

Idli Upma Ingredients
Idli Upma Ingredients


  • 6 idlis
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp gram dal
  • 3 tsp groundnut
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp of hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 red chillies (optional)
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • Few curry leaves (optional)
  • 4 tsp oil
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt (not required because your idlis are salty, if you want you can add salt)


First take Idlis in to a bowl and crumble them quite fine and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds in it and let them splutter.

Now add urad dal, gram dal, groundnuts, red chillies (if you want), curry leaves and let them fry for a minute.

Then add chopped onions, green chillies, chopped ginger, turmeric powder and cook until the onions becomes soft.

Then add chopped tomato and cook until the tomato are cooked.

Now add the crumbled idlis and mix well, then add lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well and serve hot.

Idli Upma
Idli Upma

Serving Instructions

Serve with coconut chutney or tomato pickle.

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