Lemony Idli Uppuma

We ,back home, are  a big family and always  guests are common. So, it is not uncommon to have leftover idlis. Whenever ildi is leftover  my grandma makes a yummy uppuma with it for an evening snack.

Here in US , I go by measuring cups and calculations never fail. Even that is boring. So, I went on and made extra idlis wantedly  last night and made this uppuma for breakfast. I made a little trick with the limes and was as tasty as my granny’s.


Lemony idly uppuma


Leftover idlis: 12 nos

Two big onions

Ginger- 1 inch piece

Green chillies- 3 or 4

Lime- 1 no

Curry leaves

Cashews- To taste

Oil- 2 tablespoon

For thalippu: Mustard seeds, urad dall, gram dall, roasted peanuts

Get ,Set ,Ready, Gooo:

Break the idlis into tiny bits .Smaller the better.  Chop the onions and ginger finely. Heat oil in a skillet, sputter mustard seeds,followed by  urad dall, gram dall, roasted peanuts and curry leaves in the order said. Throw the ginger bits and onion next. Let the onions turn transparent. Sprinkle little tumeric powder. Add  the idlis and salt  to taste. Saute well. Add  lime juice at the end and serve  with cilantro  and roasted cashews.

This could be an entry for Nandita’s Weekend Breakfast Blogging:->

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11 thoughts on “Lemony Idli Uppuma”

  1. VK Narayanan says:

    Hi Lakshmi – Chanced upon to your cute blog via technorati. Recipes and its pictures are quite impressive. Keep blogging!

    PS: Thank you for keeping My Dhaba in your link roll.

  2. lakshmiammal says:

    Thank you for the good words.

  3. MenuToday says:

    Hi Lakshmi,
    “Happy Diwali” to you and to your family members.

  4. lakshmiammal says:

    Hi MT,
    Wish you a happy and subha deepavali.

  5. indosungod says:

    Love idly upma, it is one of my favorite recipes.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you tried the egg Kurma recipe, it is always a big favorite in our house.

  6. lakshmiammal says:

    Hi ISG,
    Sure, Iam gonna try it next week after the sasti viratham. I’ll let know the outcome.Thanks for thy comments.

  7. kalpana says:

    woww..i used to make only plain idly upma. never thought abt lemony idly upma..great idea.thx for sharing :)

  8. sarika says:

    I wonder if you have tried cooking in olive oil. There is a common misconception that olive oil is only for mediterranean food. This isn’t the case. Olive pomace oil is great for Indian food. It isn’t too expensive either – because it is used in 1/3 the quantity and is reusable 3 times. You can fry in it too. And, of course, it’s the best oil for health. Try it out. You can get it easily at http://www.leonardoolives.com . They provide the entire range of olive oil and of very high quality. And they deliver free and have a special discount for caterers! Olive oil is my new discovery as a cook. It seems you also look at cooking as a creative exercise, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy experimenting with it. Try it out.

  9. Lakshmiammal says:

    Thanks Kalpana. The tanginess of the lemon do give a kick to the dish

    Hi Sarika,Thanks for the reco. I jus now started using olive oil (bought from costco ,of course) and can really appreciate the difference (good) in the taste.Iam happy to deliver healthier foods to my dear ones.

  10. Blogs, news and more! says:

    very nice blog!mary

  11. Looks yummy! Shall try it soon!!

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