November 09, 2016

Schezwan Idli Fry

I tried Schezwan Idli Fry as a starter for a get together at my home and it was a super hit. It can also be served as evening tiffin for children or can be packed in lunch box...

  • Pre time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Schezwan Idli Fry:

  • Mini Idlis 25 or Regular idlis cut to quarters
  • Red chillies 4 or 5
  • Green capsicum thinly sliced from 1 capsicum
  • Thinly sliced onions from 2 onions
  • Garlic pearls 8
  • Ginger a piece of an inch size
  • Garam masala powder and pepper powder 1/4 tea spoon each
  • Tomato sauce 4 tea spoons
  • Sugar 1 tea spoon
  • Soya sauce 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt 1/2 tea spoon
  • Oil 6 table spoons

How to make Schezwan Idli Fry? 

  • Heat a Non stick frying pan with 3 table spoons of oil and shallow fry the idlis till they become golden colour on both sides. 
  • Keep aside.
  • Soak the red chillies in hot water for 30 minutes.
  • Grind the soaked red chillies, with garlic and ginger to nice paste and keep aside.
  • Now heat the pan with the rest of 3 table spoons of oil.
  • Fry the onions to transparent and fry the capsicums too for a minute.
  • Now add the paste and sauces and saute till they become thick.
  • Sprinkle the salt, sugar, garam masala powder and pepper powder and stir well.
  • Add the fried idlis and toss well.
  • Garnish with spring onions or coriander leaves and serve.