Nobody likes to waste food, especially if it's one of our favourites. But how much and many times can we have the same dish again and again? That's why, we love to repurpose our leftover dishes in a whole new avatar. Different flavours with the same food give us a whole new culinary experience without even putting in the extra effort. We have covered many recipes made with leftover foods on our site. Today, we are going to make a very unique snack made with leftover idli. Now, this is something that will interest all of you, because idli is something that is often left unconsumed after a wholesome south Indian meal.
What can be made with leftover idli?
Idli has pretty much neutral flavours that can be combined with almost any ingredient to turn it around. From idli fry to Chinese idli, there are options galore when it comes to reusing idlis. Click here for some exciting ideas.
But the recipe that we are sharing here is ideal for fitness buffs who want a healthy snack for their weight loss diet. Another highlight of this leftover idli snack recipe is that it is extremely delicious and easy to make too.
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How long does cooked idli last?
If you are in the middle of winter, you can easily keep your cooked idli for one or two days in an airtight container in room temperature. However, in summer, you should refrigerate it and it will stay good for up to two days. Make sure to consume it within these two days. This brings us to the next question that must be on your mind.
Can you freeze cooked idli?
Just like most cooked dishes, you can freeze cooked idlis also. The right way to do it is to pack it in an air-tight container and put it in the freezer. You need to keep in mind that the idlis will remain edible for up to two months after storing it in the freezer.
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How to use leftover idlis:
Coming back to using the leftover idlis to make a healthy snack, we are sharing the step-by-step recipe to help you make it at home in no time. The recipe was shared by dietitian Gauri Anand on her Instagram page 'balancedbitesbygauri'.
Leftover Idli Snack Recipe For Weight Loss:
Heat some oil in a pan and roast mustard seeds and hing powder. Add roughly chopped onion, tomato and capsicum. Add salt to taste and spices as per your taste preference. You can add some tomato sauce also. Mix everything well and cook the vegetables. Then add leftover idlis cut them into smaller parts and combine them with the masala. That's it. Your healthy idli snack is ready.
Now leftover idli will get you excited to make this yummy snack.