LeftOver Idli(/Rice/Bread) Upma

 My mom used to make this upma using idlies leftover from breakfast when we were kids .This used to be our evening snack and we used to love it . Sometime we would  request her to make this for our lunch box using fresh idlies. But i must say a little dried out idlies :) i.e leftover idlies are best for this recipe. Now i make this in winter when sometimes my ildlies are not soft enough :). This upma can be made with leftover rice or day old bread too.



Leftover Idli / Rice/Bread - 2 cups ,cut into quarter inch cubes.
Onion - 1/4 cup ,chopped fine
Hot Green Chilli - 2 tsp, chopped
Curry Leaves - a few
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Idli Chutney Podi - 1 tbsp  or Seasoning Pw of choice  to taste
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering :

Oil - 1 tbsp
Dry whole red chilli - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp

  1. Heat oil and add mustard and let it pop.
  2. Now add urad dal , whole red chilli , curry leaves and hing.
  3. When urad dal turns golden add onion and green chilli.
  4. Cook till onion turns golden , add tumeric and salt and mix well.
  5. Add idlies/rice/bread and chutney podi , lemon juice and mix well.
  6. And now you are ready to serve . 
  7. This upma tastes good at room temperature too.

27 comments:

  1. Love it so much looks very yummy.

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  2. Wow I love it ..and often make it.. http://www.dishesfrommykitchen.com/2010/02/flavors-for-idli.html this is few types i have posted long time back. Check it out when u find time.

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  3. I would love to have this for breakfast.

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  4. Love this anytime..looks absolutely delicious.

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  5. Delicious! wish could have taken out the platter from the screen..very neatly done!


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  6. it can be used as an even snack for kids...n too tea time yummylecious dip...

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  7. love this...nice recipe..looks so delicious..

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  8. Excellent breakfast with leftovers. So easy to prepare.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Lovely breakfast ..nice click..I too prepare this..with different method,,will try this method also...

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  10. love upma... heheheh yupiii nice dish dear..

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  12. While this dish is new to me it sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. I love this..A great way to use the leftover idlis..

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  14. Really tempting idli upma..We too have it in our drafts..

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  15. Hi, I just found your website! I love your recipes so much. I am Indian but born in the US and I'm learning how to cook Indian food like my mom makes it. Your food looks amazing and makes me want to cook more!

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  16. Not a fan of upma, but this looks yum!

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  17. This is my all time fav. i too posted one with left over idlies. plz have a look :)

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  18. I LOVE THIS AND ALWAYZ WANTED TO MAKE THIS.. NOW I GOT THE CORRECT RECIPE.. :)

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  19. Hey,

    Yummy and tasty upma...:)Very innovative...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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