How to make Idli Mysore Masala -

Idlis sautéed with a spicy masala mixture is a treat to remember

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Idlis (इडली), Gun powder (molagapodi)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Idli Mysore Masala

Idli Mysore Masala Recipe Card


Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Idli Mysore Masala Recipe

  • Idlis 8

  • Gun powder (molagapodi) 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Butter 3 1/2 tablespoons

  • Large onion finely chopped 1

  • Medium green capsicum finely chopped 1

  • Small cabbage shredded 1/2

  • Medium tomato finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Small beetroot boiled, peeled and grared 1

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato ketchup 4 teaspoons

  • Garlic-red chilli chutney 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Heat 4 tsps oil on a non-stick tawa, add 1 tbsp butter and let it melt. Cut the idlis into thick slices and add and saute for 1 minute.

Step 2

Sprinkle 4 tsps molagapodi over them and saute, turning the pieces, till they turn golden brown on all sides. Slide the prepared idlis to one side of the tawa.

Step 3

Pour remaining oil in the middle of the same tawa, add onion, capsicum, cabbage, tomato, salt, red chilli powder, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Add beetroot, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add remaining molagapodi, chaat masala, tomato ketchup and garlic-red chilli chutney and mix well.

Step 5

Mix the idlis with this mixture and cook for 1 minute. Add remaining butter and mix well.

Step 6

Add coriander leaves, mix well and take the tawa off the heat.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with coriander sprigs, serve hot.

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