Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oggarane Idli (Tempered Idli Snack)

How do you feel when you wake up & notice that your camera isn't working?! On top of it, when you take it to the service center, you hear that the lens has gone bad & new lens costs much more than a new camera ?? Nothing could be done other than being helpless & depressed. Same is the case with me from the last two weeks. I do have few old pictures in my drafts waiting for their turn, but, every time I open my blog, the faulty camera flashes in my mind!! sigh!...Let bygones be bygones..back to recipes. So, here is the recipe for simple oggarane idli.

Cooking time: 5-10mins
Preparation time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 

Left over idlis : 12 nos
Salt: According to taste
Sugar: a pinch (optional)
Grated coconut: 1.5 tsp (optional)
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp

For tempering:
Oil: 1 tbsp
Onion: 1 medium sized
Curry leaves: 4-6 nos
Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Urad dal/black lentils: 1 tsp
Channa dal/gram dal: 1 tsp
Green chillies: 2-3 nos


  • Break the idlis & mash them. 
  • Finely chop the onions, green chillies & keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok. When oil is hot, add mustard & cumin seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add the urad & gram lentils. When the lentils turn golden brown, add curry leaves, turmeric, green chillies & onion. 
  • Saute the onion till it becomes soft & translucent. 
  • Add salt, sugar & mashed idli to the wok. Mix them gently & allow to cook on a low heat for 5 mins.
  • Turn off the heat. Add coconut, lemon juice. Mix well & serve it hot/warm.

  • If the idlis are very dry, add a few drops of water while cooking.
  • Recipe for idli could be found here.


  1. looks so mouth-watering!! Yum!!

  2. So sorry about your lens, I too have once dropped one lens and then bought a new one :(
    Idly upma is my favorite too!

  3. Looks yummy...hm

    Madhura Manoj@


  4. ohh so sorry abt the lens .. I need a new one, but managing with the old one .. I love oggarane idli .. I sometimes make this for my dinner :)

  5. We call it as idli upma, looks wonderful..

  6. Looks yummy and delicious!!

  7. Sounds interesting!Looks good too.

  8. Hi Sush,

    Idli upma is how we call it...Yummy..Make this often...Do visit me dear when you find time..





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