May 27, 2022

Idli Manchurian

Idli Manchurian is a fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine has a normal flavour of chinese food which gives a different taste from our normal idli recipes will give a new experience.



  • 5 idlis, use any idlis of your choice
  • ½ cup maida / all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup corn flour / corn starch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • water as required, to prepare smooth batter
  • oil for deep frying


  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ capsicum, cubed
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce or add as required
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce, optional
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped

How to make Idli Manchurian

  • chop all the idlis into 4 quarters and keep aside.


  • in a large bowl take maida, corn flour, salt, kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper and soy sauce. give a good mix.
  • now add little water and mix well. make a smooth batter. the batter should be of dropping consistency.
  • dip each idli pieces into the batter. coat them well and deep fry.
  • fry till they turn light golden brown and crispy.
  • drain the fried idlis to remove excess oil.


  • in a large kadai add 2 tsp oil add chopped onion. saute for a minute.
  • now add chopped ginger and garlic. saute for a minute.
  • you can also add green chilli (optional)
  • next fry chopped capsicum.
  • add tomato sauce, chilli sauce add salt to taste.
  • add 2 tsp of soya sauce and vinegar. give a good stir and cook for a minute.
  • now add the deep fried idlis and give a good mix. coat the idli pieces well with sauce.
  • lastly add some chopped spring onions greens and mix.
  • serve with veg fried rice or mushroom fried rice.

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