Story ProgressBack to home

Spicy Tava Idli Recipe

Spicy Tava Idli
How to make Spicy Tava IdliImage Credit: Istock

Transform leftover idlis into a spicy, street-style delight with this recipe. In this dish, cut idlis are sauteed with simple veggies and masalas on a tava. The perfect solution for when you’re craving something masaledar yet soft!

  • Total Cook Time 10 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 05 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Spicy Tava Idli

  • 4 idlis
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts or cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp sambar masala or podi masala
  • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Spicy Tava Idli

HideShow Media
Cut the cooked/ leftover idlis into big cubes and keep ready.
Heat the tava and keep the heat on medium. Add the ghee/ oil, followed by the mustard seeds and urad dal.
Once they splutter, add the curry leaves, ginger, green chilli and onion.
After the onion turns translucent, add turmeric and 1 tsp salt.
Next, add in the tomatoes and cut idlis. Saute lightly with a spatula.
Spread the masalas over the sauteed ingredients. Then add the nuts, coconut, and lemon juice and mix well.
Top with butter, garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.
Dark / Light mode