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Idli Sambhar is an all time favourite with my kids and Idli Usli, made from left over idlis, is a favourite of mine. Saw this recipe for Spicy Tawa Idli on the Tarla Dalal website and thought it was a welcome change from the usual Idli usli. This recipe used Pav Bhaji masala and my older son, the foodie that he is is woke up with the smell and the first thing he asked me was if I was making Pav Bhaji!!! Well, none the less he liked the tawa fry too. Anything with lots of lemon juice is ok with him. 🙂

This is what you’ll need

Left over idlis: 5

Onion: 1 (finely chopped)

Tomato: 1 (finely chopped)

Turmeric powder: 1/4tp

Grated ginger: 1/2tsp

Pav Bhaji masala: 2tsp

Mustard seeds: 1tsp

Ghee: 1tbsp

Coriander leaves: To garnish

Lemon juice: 1tsp

Salt to taste

Let’s get cooking

1. Cut the idlis into one inch pieces and keep aside.

2. Melt the ghee in a pan and season with the mustard seeds. When they sputter add the grated ginger and turmeric powder.

3. Add the onions and saute until transparent.

4. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft and pulpy.

5. Add the pav bhaji masala along with the salt and fry for 30 seconds.

6. Add the idli pieces and mix well to coat the pieces.

7. Add the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2-3

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