Manchurian Idli

Manchurian Idli twisted version of normal traditional South Indian Idli.

Everyone love idle and in south it is a famous breakfast, but why always usual idli. Give your idli a new taste. This recipe is a twist to regular idle. When cooked idli sauté in onion & capsicum mix. Like regular idli I love this form of idli too.

Try out this twisted idle “a manchurian idli”.

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Manchurian Idli

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Snacks, SidesCuisine: Indian


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This Manchurian Idli is a twisted version of the traditional Idli; everyone love it. Can have as snack or side dish.



  • Make paste of 1/2 inch. ginger (अदरक) and 2-3 cloves garlic (लहसुन) paste. Keep aside.
  • Cut idli in cubes. Cut capsicum (शिमला मिर्च) in square pieces. Finely chop 1 inch. piece of ginger (अदरक), 2-3 cloves of garlic (लहसुन), onion (प्याज), spring onion (हरी प्याज) white part and green part separately. Keep aside.
  • In 2 tbsp. water, mix 1/2 tsp cornflour. Keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add 2 tbsp. cornflour, all-purpose flour (मैदा), ginger- garlic (अदरक-लहसुन) paste, red chilli (लाल मिर्च) powder, and water. Make thick paste. Now add idli.
  • Heat frying pan, add 2 tbsp. oil and shallow fry idli’s to turns golden brown. Put them on a tissue paper to drain excess oil. Keep aside.
  • Now in a same pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil and add chopped ginger (अदरक), garlic (लहसुन) and spring onion (हरी प्याज) white part. Sauté for a minute.
  • Now add onion (प्याज) and sauté until onion (प्याज) becomes translucent.
  • Then add capsicum (शिमला मिर्च) and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Put flame on high and add soya sauce, tomato sauce, water dissolve cornflour, salt as per taste and little water. Bring it to boil.
  • After that add fried idli and black pepper (काली मिर्च) powder, mix well so the idli coated with sauce well. Add spring onion (हरी प्याज) green part and sauté for a minute.
  • Serve hot as a side dish or evening snack.

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