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Recipe: Idli Upma with leftover rice

December 28, 2020 12:54 IST
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Hema Rajiv shows you how to put leftover rice to good use.

Idli Upma


  • 3 cups rice (soaked for 8 hours)
  • 1 cup urad dal (soaked for an hour)
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urad dal
  • Chana dal
  • Hing
  • Onions (optional)
  • Sambar/curry powder
  • Turmeric powder


  • After soaking the rice and urad dal separately, grind them separately.
    Mix the two batters, add salt to taste and let it ferment overnight or for 8 hours.
    Pour the batter in an idli stand and steam for 10 to 12 minutes.
    To check if it’s done, insert a toothpick into one of the idlis. It should come out clean.
    Once it cools down slightly, cut the idlis into small-bite sized portions.
  • In a pan, heat any oil, add a sprinkling of mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, hing and a chopped onion.
    Once they start crackling, put the chopped idlis.
    Sprinkle salt, turmeric powder, sambar/curry powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes till they become slightly crispy.

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