Stuffed Roast Idlis ~ A Creative Twist!

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Stuffed Roast Idly

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me and I owe a very big thanks to her. Thank you so much N, the little one loved it very much. My husband called it French fries and my son was gobbling them 🙂

It’s Stuffed idli roast! Simply transform your plain and boring idlis into a crunchy snack by stuffing it with potatoes and roasting them. Not even deep frying in oil! My grandmother used to roast plain idlies, but this stuffed recipe was new to me. At first I tried only with 4 idlis and it was over in no time. So I prepared it the next day too. You can either prepare fresh potato curry or use leftovers too. The second day I simply cubed and boiled potatoes (with salt and turmeric) in the microwave oven and stuffed it in the batter. That was good too.

Stuffed Roast Idlis Recipe

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15 Mins25 Mins2-3 Servings
Stuffed Roast Idlis ~ A Creative Twist! Transform plain old idlis into something very interesting and crunchy. Not only your kids, you will love it too!
  • As Needed Idli Batter
  • As Needed Potato Curry OR Cubed Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • As Per Taste Idli Powder (Idli Milagai Podi)-Optional
  • As Per Taste Salt
  1. Pour idly batter for half measure in the idly plates.
  2. Put a tablespoon of the potato curry on it.
  3. Add some more batter so that the curry is covered.
  4. Steam the idlis. Remove the idlies from the plate and cut each idli into 4 pieces.
  5. Once the idlis are ready, heat a little oil in a frying pan.
  6. Place the idlis in the frying pan and close it with a lid leaving half an inch space.
  7. Stir on slow heat or fire for 3 to 5 minutes till both the sides of the idlis are roasted. I also sprinkled some idli milagai podi and tossed it well to coat evenly.
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The idli stuffed with potatoes goes to Deepa’s Cooking for Kids event, originally started by Sharmi.

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  3. Deepa Hari

    Stuffed idli looks yum…very creative and new to me….recipe sounds interesting too…Thank you for the lovely entry Madhu.

    You have a beautiful place here…Good job….will drop in again for some eggless recipes.

    Thank you Deepa.

  4. Akal

    These stuffed idlis look delicious; the recipe sounds tempting; got a lovely blog here; came here through suparna.

    Thank you very much Akal.

  5. sampada

    wow..i love how simple you made the recipe..very creative..i love the picture also. well, i always have a difficulty in findings ingredients in U.S. one of my friend introduced me to a wonderful resource and i thought that i pass great along as well.

    Thanks Sampada. Will check out the site too.

  6. Uma

    Wow, great idea Madhu! I love such creative recipes. Looks great and crunchy! Yummy.

  7. Lakshmi

    Such a tasty recipe! Thanks for sharing

  8. A&N

    Super recipe 🙂

  9. rachita

    This reminds me of idli manchurian……..have u heard of it before ..fried idlies in soy sauce gravy

    I’ve heard it but not tried.

  10. Aparna

    Stuffed idlis and then fried. This is really very inventive. I only knew of fried idlis or idli uppuma with leftover idlis.:)