Idli Manchurian Recipe

Make crispy Idi Manchurian with left-over Idlis for a yummy evening snack.
Idli Manchurian recipe

How to make Idli Manchurian recipe with leftover Idlis?

What do you with leftover Idlis? Get creative, of course. Idli, though is a comfort food, sometimes an overdose of Idlis at home doesnt appeal to many, especially kids. So you can use those leftover Idlis or even fresh Idlis to turn it into a tasty-spicy snack inspired by Indian-Chinese street food specialities such as Gobi Manchurian. Idli Manchurian sounds like a perfect combination of South India and China :-).

This Manchurian uses Idlis which are fried and then seasoned with veggies and sauces. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this. Make this as an evening snack or pep up mornings with a fun breakfast option. It’ll also make for good options for Kids’ and office lunchboxes. We tried this on a weekend and believe me they taste delicious. You can also try this as an evening snack or as a brunch option.

Idli Manchurian recipe
Idli Manchurian makes for a easy evening snack.

Step by step recipe for Idli Manchurian with photos below.

Idli Manchurian recipe

Idli Manchurian Recipe (with leftover Idlis)

Make crispy Idi Manchurian with left-over Idlis for a yummy evening snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Left Over Idlis – 10
  • Salt – as required
  • Capsicum – 2 Nos.
  • Onion – Chopped 4 Nos
  • Soya Sauce – 1 Tablespoon
  • Chlli Sauce – 1 table spoon
  • Tomato Sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
  • oil – for frying

How to make:

  • Cut Idlis into small cubes
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • Deep fry in hot oil till they are a deep golden brown
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • Set it aside in pan to be used later.
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • Slice Onions and capsicums into thin slices.
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • In a seperate pan, heat a little oil and fry the onions and capsicums for about 5-8 minutes.
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • Add all the sauces and salt into this pan.
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • Fry with the sauces for a minute until they are mixed well.
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • After this, add in the fried Idlis and stir-fry them for a minute.
    Idli Manchurian recipe
  • Remove from the fire, garnish with coriander leaves and service with a Chilli Sauce and Tomato Ketchup
    Idli Manchurian recipe
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