How to Make Idli Cutlets

Updated on April 1, 2018
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Idli Cutlets Are Amazing Evening Snacks

Though we make idlis often, I never had the idea to make cutlets with the leftover idlis, until I came across a recipe on the web. It is a wonderful idea to make cutlets using idlis.

These cutlets are just like other cutlets, having broken idli as one of the ingredients to make the dough. No doubt, it is a healthy snack, as it has vegetables, idlis, and spices in the making.

I served these hot idli cutlets to my son during evening time, with tomato ketchup on the side. He enjoyed eating them. It is one of the most exciting ways to use your leftover idlis.

Now, let's have a look in detail how to make this yummy snack.

Idli Cutlets

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 4 idlis, broken
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 2 tsp green peas, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tsp onions, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 small potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
  • 2 pinches chat masala powder, available in Indian stores
  • 2 pinches sugar, to balance the taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 2-3 tsp oil

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Idli Cutlets

  • Heat a teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add chopped onions. Saute them till they turn transparent.
  • Add grated carrots, chopped green chilies, and green peas. Throw in some salt. Saute for about 4 minutes.
  • Next, add garam masala powder, red chili powder, sugar, and chat masala. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add mashed potatoes and broken idlis. Combine them well, so that there are no lumps in the dough.
  • Divide the dough in lemon-sized balls. Make patties out of them. Shallow fry or roast, sprinkling some oil on each patties until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve these yummy idli cutlets with tomato ketchup on the side. Enjoy eating this nutritious snack!

Step one: Saute onions in some oil until they get transparent. Next, Add grated carrots, chopped green chilies, green peas, and salt. Continue sauteing for four minutes.
Step one: Saute onions in some oil until they get transparent. Next, Add grated carrots, chopped green chilies, green peas, and salt. Continue sauteing for four minutes.
Step two: Throw in red chili powder, garam masala powder, sugar, and chat masala powder. Saute for a few seconds.
Step two: Throw in red chili powder, garam masala powder, sugar, and chat masala powder. Saute for a few seconds.
Step three: Now, add broken idlis and mashed potatoes. Combine well, so that there are no lumps in the dough.
Step three: Now, add broken idlis and mashed potatoes. Combine well, so that there are no lumps in the dough.
The dough
The dough
Step four: Divide the dough in lemon-sized balls. Make patties out of them.
Step four: Divide the dough in lemon-sized balls. Make patties out of them.
Step five: Shallow fry or roast, adding a few drops of oil on them, and cooking until both the sides become golden brown and crispy.
Step five: Shallow fry or roast, adding a few drops of oil on them, and cooking until both the sides become golden brown and crispy.
Idli cutlets
Idli cutlets
Serve hot idli cutlets with tomato ketchup on the side. Enjoy eating this yummy and nutritious snack!
Serve hot idli cutlets with tomato ketchup on the side. Enjoy eating this yummy and nutritious snack!

Nutritional Information of Idli Cutlets

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 182
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 42 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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