Idli Pakoda – Idli Pakora

January 21, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BayPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  10 comments

Idli Pakoda – Yes u read it right!! This recipe is about Idli Pakoda, made with left over idlis. Usually when I make idlis, atleast 4-5 idlis will be left over. Chotu loves pakodas especially Cabbage Pakoda and Palak Pakoda. So I tried this Idli Pakoda to impress him. Chotu could not even find out that idlis were hidden in it. I never told him as he hates idlis. Hehehehehe 🙂

Now to the recipe….



[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins]


  • Leftover Idlis – 4
  • Besan/Chickpea Flour – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – to deep fry





  • Take the leftover idlis in a bowl and crumble it coarsely with your fingers. Do it with light hands.

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  • Chop the onion, ginger and green chilly finely. Take besan flour, salt, chilli powder, chopped onion, ginger, green chilly along with the crumbled idlis and mix well.Just mix with light hands to bring all the ingredients together.

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  • Take a small amount of the idli mixture and press lighlty to make bite size pieces. Meanwhile heat a pan with oil enough to deep fry. Drop the pieces in hot oil.

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  • Fry them in medium hot flame until golden brown. Drain in paper towels.

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Crispy Idli Pakoda is ready!! Serve hot with a cup of coffee or tea!!

Isn’t it a clever and tasty way to finish off the left over idlis??





  1. While mixing the ingredients and making small bite size dumplings for the idli pakoda, do it with light hands just to bring them together. Else the pakodas will be hard.
  2. Fry the pakodas in medium flame for a few minutes until golden brown. If over-fried they will become hard and difficult to bite.
  3. Making the pakodas the day after making idlis would yield best results as the moisture in the idlis would be less.
  4. U can skip green chillies and adjust chilli powder accordingly.
  5. No water is required to bind the idli pakoda mixture. If u are not able to bring it together pour a teaspoon of hot oil and mix.
  6. These pakodas will be crisp even after they get cold.

10 comments to Idli Pakoda – Idli Pakora

  • swathi  says:

    idly pakoda is wonderful idea sundari I will try it.

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    Idli pakoda.
    Its truly…a unique dish to try

  • veena  says:

    perfect after school snack

  • padma  says:

    Perfect snack for kids..of course for us too;) Very nice recipe dear!!

  • Suja  says:

    Never tried this before!!! My kid would love to munch on some of these crispy Idli pakodas!!!

  • Shobha Rawal  says:

    What an interesting & innovative way to use leftover idlies…..a must try recipe.

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    Jat pat idly pakodas..Ideal for coffee time …

  • Jeena  says:

    Idli pakoras are really a great snack option with left over idlis. Great idea.

  • Mallika Vaidyanathan  says:

    Looks yummy and different.

  • Praba Bubesh  says:

    very innovative dish..looks nice and crisp…

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