idli upma

Idli Upma Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Priya Shiva


  • 4 idli crumbled
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot peeled and chopped
  • 4 Beans finely chopped
  • 2 Green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida/hing
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Crumble idlis and set aside. 

  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.

  3. When the mustard seeds splutter, add onions and sauté till onions turn light brown.

  4. Add curry leaves, chopped ginger and green chillies and saute for few seconds.

  5. Add carrots, beans and little water and close the pan. Let the veggies cook till they are soft.

  6. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  7. Add crumbled idli and mix well.

  8. Remove from the stove. Add lemon and mix.

  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot.