Recipes, Idli Recipes

Kaima Idli

Kaima Idli

Kaima Idli is deep fried Idli nicely cooked with fresh onion and tomato masala. This is one of the most popular dish in Hotel Saravana Bhavan. Idlis are deep fried and added to the spicy onion-tomato gravy with aroma rich Indian Spices. Sever this with Onion Raita.

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 30min
Serving Size: 4


Preparation Method

  1. Cut the 3 idlis into medium sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the idlis on medium heat until golden brown. It is usually deep fried but you can also shallow fry the idlis.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan, add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, when it splutters, add chopped 1 onion, ½ ginger, 3 garlic, 1 green chillies and 1 spring curry leaves.>/li>
  4. Saute well until onions turn light brown. Add chopped 1 tomatoes, salt, ¼ Teaspoon Thillai’s Erode Turmeric powder, 3/4 Teaspoon Thillai’s Guntur Chilli Powder, 2 Teaspoon Thillai’s Nattu Malli Coriander powder and ½ Teaspoon Thillai’s Garam Masala Powder.
  5. Cook on medium heat until the tomatoes become mushy. Add 1 tablespoon of water, if the masala is too dry.
  6. Add the fried idlies and mix well so that the idlis are well coated with the masala.
  7. Garnish with 1 tablespoon coriander leaves and serve hot.

Enjoy making this healthy shallow fried Kaima idli for breakfast or dinner or even as a tea time snack.