Left Over food always make us feel guilty as we are taught from Childhood not to waste food . Sometimes we have to dump it in the garbage for fear of getting illness or gaining weight . But some food can turn as new dish when we use creativity .Our elders have created many food like that . i am posting this for newbies who can learn from this.
Left over Idly is always a delight for us , because we can make Uppuma out of it . It has a VIP status as it had even been portrayed in a film, Surya Vamsam. It is such a delicacy that we can wantedly cook more and have that left overs .
The overnight left over idly must be first softened . It can be just crumbled with our hands applying little gingelly oil. If we have a micro wave oven we can first soak the Idly in water for 1 minute and then microwave it for 2 minutes . Now it will be easier to crumble.
Now for the actual preparation.
Crumbled Idly – 1 cup
Sun dried Green chilli/Mor Milagai – 4 ( Green Chilli /Red Chilli can also be used )
Small onion – 4
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Mustard seed s-1 tsp
Urad Dal -1 tsp
Oil and salt
It is better if we can use a non stick kadai .
Add oil. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and Mor Milagai / Dry Green chilli .
Then sauté onion and add the crumbled idly, little salt and turmeric powder.
Fry in low flame .
Add oil if necessary .
When the idly turns slightly roasted switch off the flame and serve hot .
Can be garnished with Curry leaves, coriander leaves and grated carrot .