How to make Tomato Idli Upma -

Ready in a jiffy, this upma can please everyone.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Leftover idlis, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters


You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Tasty paneer, Tangy Chicken Lollipops, Banana and Coconut Nougat, Pav Bhaji Martini.

Tomato Idli Upma

Tomato Idli Upma Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tomato Idli Upma Recipe

  • Leftover idlis 10-12

  • Tomatoes chopped 1/2 cup

  • Onions 1 1/2 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 3/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1/2


Step 1

Chop onions. Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add split black gram, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onions and saute.

Step 2

Put the idlis in a mixer jar and crumble them.

Step 3

When onions change colour slightly, add tomatoes and green chillies and saute for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add crumbled idlis and mix. Add salt and mix. And juice of ½ lemon and mix.

Step 5

Put into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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