Idli Chaat

Idli Chaat

Idli Chaat

Idli chaat is a simple chaat recipe made using idlis. If you have made idlis at home and there are some idlis left, then you can try this recipe, if you love idlis and chaat then this recipe is for you. Its a very simple recipe in which pan fried idlis are served with coriander chutney and sweet chutney like tamarind chutney and topped with onions and sev. If you like dahi (curd) in your chaat then as a variation you can add curd on top of the idlis and then add chutney with chopped onions and sev. I have pan fried the idlis with very less oil. if you want you can shallow fry them. if you shallow fry, then remember to drain the fried idlis on paper napkins.

This idli chaat recipe makes a good brunch or snack.


9 to 10 idlis
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped (optional)
1 or 2 tablespoon curd (dahi or yogurt)
1 or 2 tablespoon mint-coriander chutney or as required
1 or 2 tablespoon sweet chaat chutney
a generous pinch of red chili powder
chaat masala as required
roasted cumin powder as required
fine sev for garnishing (fried gram flour vermicelli)
black salt or rock salt as required
2 to 3 teaspoon oil for frying the idlis
a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish


Cut the idli into bite sized pieces.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Pan fry the idli on medium heat, till they are golden brown & crisp.
If you have used too much oil for frying then drain the idlis on paper napkins.
Place fried idlis on a plate. Add finely chopped onions on top and if you want then you can also add very finely chopped tomatoes too.
Spread a layer of curd on top of idli. Put mint-coriander chutney and sweet chutney on top of it. Sprinkle some sev, salt, roasted cumin powder and chaat masala on top.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve the idli chaat immediately.

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