Simple Idli Chaat

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:2
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 - leftover idlis
  • 1/2 cup - Onion (chopped finely)
  • 1 to 2 tsp - chutney powder
  • 2 tbsp - curd, beaten
  • 1 tbsp - thin sev
  • 5 to 7 pieces - papdi, crushed coarsely
  • 1 to 2 tsp - - butter/ghee
  • 3 to 4 - strands cilantro, chopped finely
  • Salt as per taste
  • For Tamarind chutney:
  • 3/4 tsp - Tamarind paste
  • Or
  • 1 big lemon-sized ball of tamarind, soaked in warm water
  • 4 to 5 - Dates (de-seeded)
  • 2 tsp - Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Jeera powder
  • Salt as per taste

How to Make Simple Idli Chaat

  • Heat butter/ghee in a pan.
  • Saute 3/4 of the onion for about a minute.
  • Crush idlis coarsely and add to the pan.
  • Mix well and saute till the idli is coated well with butter.
  • Add chutney powder and mix well.
  • Add salt and chilli powder, if required.
  • Remove from stove and set aside.
  • Top it with pieces of crushed papdi.
  • Pour few spoons of tamarind chutney and curd.
  • Garnish with remaining onions, cilantro and sev and serve immediately.
  • For tamarind chutney:
  • Soak dates in 1/2 a cup of warm water for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add tamarind paste, jaggery and microwave until the dates become soft and the jaggery melts.
  • Blend the mixture to a smooth paste.
  • Add chilli powder and jeera powder and mix well.
  • |Boil further to get the desired consistency.