How to make Tomato Idli Upma -

Ready in a jiffy, this upma can please everyone.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Leftover idlis, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tomato Idli Upma

Tomato Idli Upma Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tomato Idli Upma Recipe

  • Leftover idlis 10-12

  • Tomatoes chopped 1/2 cup

  • Medium onion 1

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 3/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 3/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Chop onion. Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add split black gram, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onion, mix and sauté.

Step 2

Put the idlis in a mixer jar and crumble them.

Step 3

When the colour of onion changes slightly, add tomatoes and green chillies and saute for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add crumbled idlis and mix. Add salt and mix. And juice of ½ lemon and mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Put into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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