Idly Upma Recipe / Idli Upma from Leftover Idli – Leftover recipes


Idli Upma is a soft, spongy and melt in mouth breakfast or tea-time dish made with leftover Idli. Idli upma is commonly made among all south Indian families and particularly after the movie(tamil) “Suriyavamasam”, it has became most familiar among all Tamilians.

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Also, a best way to re-use the leftover Idli’s from Breakfast, usually this will be our dinner. It tastes yum when served with sambar, chutney or sugar.

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Idli upma recipe / Idly upma from leftover Idli


  • Idli – 3 nos
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Bengal gram / Kadala paruppu – ¼ tsp
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Red chillies – 3 nos(pinched)
  • Curry leaves – a String
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Finely chop the onions. Crush the idli into small pieces with your hands.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Put mustard, blackgram, bengal gram, curryleaves and red chillies. Saute them till they splatter.
  • Put the onions and fry till they are transparent. Sprinkle asafetida.
  • Put the crushed idli and keep on stirring, till it turns golden brown and becomes little crunchy and let the pieces separate.
  • Transfer it to bowl.

Serve hot with sugar or chutney or Idli chilli powder.


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