Idli Upma Recipe | How To Prepare Idli Upma With Leftover

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Idli Upma is a popular breakfast dish from the southern Indian cuisine that can be made with crumbled and leftover idlis, or perhaps semolina/sooji. This recipe post uses left-over Idris to make flavored upmas which are served without any side dishes but taste great when eaten as it is with coconut chutney!

Idli Upma Recipe | How To Prepare Idli Upma With Leftover

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 135
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Idli Upma is one of the most popular South Indian recipes made with leftover Idlis. You can prepare this Upma with fresh idlis also.

This wonderful dish can be served for breakfast or light dinner. You would like to prepare this recipe for any special occasion you can add any vegetables and cashew nuts also, it tastes great and is good for your health as well.





  1. First, take Idlis into a bowl and crumble them quite fine and keep them aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds in it, and let them splutter.

  3. Now add urad dal, gram dal, groundnuts, red chilies (if you want), curry leaves, and let them fry for a minute.

  4. Then add chopped onions, green chilies, chopped ginger, turmeric powder, and cook until the onions become soft.

  5. Then add chopped tomato and cook until the tomato is cooked.

  6. Now add the crumbled idlis and mix well, then add lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well and serve hot.

  7. Serve with coconut chutney or tomato pickle.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 135kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Sodium 9mg1%
Potassium 84mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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