Chilli Idli

Chilli Idli Recipe
Chilli Idli recipe - Steam cooked rice cakes/Idli as we call it prepared with Indo- Chinese sauces for a perfect and quite different breakfast or dinner. I never tasted this before marriage. After marriage hubby told the recipe by adding our Indian spices.
But I have altered it with tomato ketchup and Indo- Chinese sauces without deep frying the idlies in oil and hence adding its beneficial values without any extra fat. Thsi sure will become your kids favorite dish when you try it.

When you and your family is bored of eating the same old idly and chutney try this chilli idli and spice up your cooking and flavor your kids menu. This will definitely be a great dish for lunch box also. The chilli idlies with less spice , kids will find it easy to eat and also a flavorful traditional food. Now to the chilli Idli recipe.

Chilli Idli Recipe

Chilli Idli Recipe

Chilli Idli recipe - is an Indo-Chinese version of steam cooked rice cakes/idli.

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  • Serves: 3
  • 6 Idlies
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 green chilly
  • ¼ teaspoon Soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon Red chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 piece ginger equal with garlic size, grated
  • ½ tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste


  1. Use leftover idlies or prepare fresh idlies and allow it to cool
  2. chop the idlies into small cubes. Grate garlic and ginger in box grater. Cut onion and bell pepper in squares.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and saute ginger, garlic for 30 seconds in high heat, then add capsicum and green chilly. Saute it on high to medium till they become little soft.
  4. Toss onion into the pan and saute for a minute. Add the chopped idlies , salt, tomato ketchup, chilly sauce and soy sauce. Mix everything and saute for a minute, then remove from heat and serve.

Step-wise Pictures

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step1
Use leftover idlies for the recipe or use fresh ones cooked. We usually prepare hot ones and cool them for this special chilli idli recipe.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step2
Chop the cooled idlies into small cbes. If you cut into big cubes, sauces won't get absorbed perfectly.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step3
Cut the green bell pepper/capsicum and sweet onion into medium squares. Grate the ginger and garlic in box grater.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step4
Heat oil in a skillet and saute the grated ginger and garlic in high heat for about 10 seconds. Don't burn them.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step5
Add the chopped green chilly, green bell pepper and saute for a minute ir 30 seconds until they become little soft and not necessary till translucent. These peppers at the end will give nice taste when it is bite sized at the end.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step6
Toss the sweet onion nad saute for a minute and this also not necessary till translucent but saute saute till it becomes slightly soft.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step7
Now put the cubed idlies and mix stir them.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step8
Then add 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup. This gives a a good tangy taste.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step9
Pour 1/2 tablespoon red chilli sauce. This gives a good spice. If you want to add up the spice increase the quantity. But this itself a bit chilli.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step10
Pour 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce to the spiced idli for a perfect Indo-Chinese version.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step11
Stir everything well in high to medium flame for a minute or until the idlii cubes are blended with the sauces. Then remove from heat.

Chilli Idli Recipe - Step12
Serve hot with raita with carrots decorated on it.

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