Chilli Idli Recipe

Chilli Idli is a delicious vegetarian snack prepared with leftover idli and vegetables stir-fried in Indian Chinese sauce. It is a quick and easy recipe, making it a great option to include in the menu at any party.

Ingredients of Chilli Idli

  • 6-7 Idli
  • 1 large Onion (Cubed)
  • 1 medium Capsicum
  • 3-4 Green Chillies (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp Maida
  • Oil as required


1. You can use leftover idli or you can also use fresh idli to make chilli idli.

2. Take idlis and cut them into the desired shape. Make a thin batter by mixing corn starch, all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, and ginger garlic paste in a bowl.

3. Heat oil in a pan, coat the idlis well in the batter and fry them in oil till they turn crispy golden.

4. After this, heat oil in another pan, add finely chopped garlic, green chili and onion and fry it lightly.

5. Add capsicum, black pepper and a little salt to it. Now add red chili sauce, ketchup, vinegar and soy sauce to it.

6. Cook all these things for a few seconds. Add corn starch liquid to it and mix. After this add fried idli and mix it well. Serve garnished with green onions.

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