This spicy idli chat is usually prepared with left over idlis.
Left over or fresh idlis – 4,
Oil – 2 Tablesp,
Salt – 2 Pinches,
Fried jeera powder – 1/4 Tsp,
Red chilli flakes – 1/4 Tsp,
Haldi – A pinch,
Onion – 1, medium , sliced fine,
Green chilli – 1, chopped fine,
Boiled fresh green peas – 2 Tablesp, ( optional ),
Ginger – 1/4″ piece, chopped fine,
Curry leaves – 2, chopped fine,
Chopped coriander leaves – 1 Tablesp,
Tomato ketchup – 1 Tablesp,
Cashew bits – 2 Tsp, ( optional ),
1).Cut idlis into 1″ cubes. Keep them aside.
2).Heat oil, add jeera powder, ( cashew bits if using ) curry leaves, chilli pieces, onion, ginger and fry for 1/2 minute till onion turns pink.
3).Add haldi, salt, chilli flakes , boiled peas and stir well . Add tomato ketchup, mix well and cook for few seconds.
4).Add idli cubes and gently toss ( intermittently ) for 1/2 minute so that each and every cube is coated with masalas. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.
Instead of ketchup you can use finely sliced tomato with out seeds.