Leftover Idlis with Spice Powder in Microwave | Cooking with Leftovers | Step by Step Recipe

>>  Sunday, October 23, 2011

For the second week of Blogging Marathon, I decided I should cook for Kids. This month's Kid's Delight edition is hosted by Harini and she chose Dressing up leftovers for Kids. As you might know, this space is more about cooking for kids and the various ways I try to find out dishes that my kids eat without fuss.
To be honest, I normally never deal much with leftovers. Remember leftovers can be what you make for lunch, served for dinner right. This does happen at home at times. Otherwise the concept of refrigerating and eating for the next day is completely not done. Our climate especially doesn't really help on that.
When I was thinking about the leftovers, the only options I can always come out first will be with Idlis. Now don't ask me why. Especially when none of my kids actually like that much. Konda eats it with either coconut chutney or with podi, mostly made as Mashed Idli with podi. While Peddu eats it with groundnut chutney or sambar. Chinnu will not even touch it!

So making it with Podi was the only option I was left with. Must say it was delicious as I eat it too..

Then I remembered that I had got this microwave paniyaram maker sometime back and never really got around using it regularly. so decided that this will be done in Microwave.

These are quite big, meaning about 2 of these will make up your regular single idli. And the cooking time is just 3 minutes.

Step by Step Picture Recipe for making Idli with Podi in Microwave.

Leftover Idlis with Podi Masala in Microwave:
Mini Idlis - 14
Onion - 1 medium
Green chilies - 1 long
Coriander leaves
Podi - 3 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

How to make Leftover Idlis with Spice Powder

Grease the microwave safe paniyam bowl with oil. Fill the dents with Idli batter. Microwave for 3 minutes. 

In a microwave safe bowl, add chopped onions, chilies with 1 tsp of oil. Microwave for 1 min. Then add roughly cut idlis, add the podi along with ghee. Microwave for 1 -2 mins.

Finally garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Sending this to

Harini who is hosting Kid's Delight, themed on Dressing up Leftovers for Kids

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#9


Harini October 23, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

Nice twist to the idli!

Vardhini October 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

I do idli upma with leftover idlis. Adding podi sounds interesting.

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Archana October 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

Lovely even my kids refuse idlli so this is a definite option.
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Priya October 23, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

Yum yum, love it..Waiting eagerly to see ur next post.

Gayathri Kumar October 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

I always do this to my leftover idli. Looks so inviting...

Kalyani October 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

healthy - i love the way you use up the microwave Valli.

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PJ October 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

Podi idli is a nice variation to the normal idli.Good to see it made in the MW

Hari Chandana October 23, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

Looks simply superb and inviting.. thanks for sharing :)
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The Pumpkin Farm October 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

Your microwave idli tray looks so cool. true that leftovers for our climatic condition is not good, but using the recipes for fresh one's is good :)

Aarthi October 23, 2011 at 10:10 PM  

Wow...This looks delicious..Totally yummy..My mum does this always with left over idlis..

Smitha October 24, 2011 at 7:35 AM  

i made this and took pictures....didnt make it to the blog yet...but its my fav breakfast!

Cool Lassi(e) October 25, 2011 at 3:54 AM  

What a great way to eat Idli. A similar version used to adorn my Lunch box when I used to go to school! Lovely!

vaishali sabnani October 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM  

lovely will try them today itself...have some leftover idlis..

veena krishnakumar October 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

My daughter loves this!!!

Suma Gandlur October 27, 2011 at 12:33 AM  

Interesting twist to leftover idlis.

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