Idli Chilly Paratha is a fusion paratha made with our regular everyday roti with a stuffing of Idli Chilly . Garnished with spring onion curls the paratha resembles a taco .
When you are doing A to Z theme and you have to choose a recipe with the alphabet I , it sure is hard . Instant , interesting , ice cream , are a couple of options I could think of but I did not want to add any of these so decided on Idli Chilly Paratha .
The paratha was inspired by my love for Paneer Chilly and Roti . It definitely is a strange combo , but trust me you will love it , just give it a try . I make Paneer Chilly Parathas and they a great hit . To tell you the truth if you have Idli Chilly it gives you the same taste as Paneer Chilly .
I made two Idli Chilly parathas for myself as hubby is off wheat , but I got only one to eat , yes hubby wanted a bite and liked it so much that he finished the whole paratha and guess what he did not even know that I had used Idli . All the way he felt it was paneer . He was shocked to know that I had used Idli instead of paneer.
I used store bought batter for making idlis ,but of course if you have batter or some left over idlis they could be used too.. The Idly Chilly Paratha,along with Hot and Sour Soup and a Chinese Mango Pudding made a perfect Indo Chinese meal under Flatbreads and More. The meal was simple , yet delicious and satisfying.
Idli Chilly Paratha
For Idli Fry
3 number idli
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp corn flour
For Idli Fry Masala
1 onion , finely chopped
1 capsicum , finely chopped
3-4 green chillies
2-3 cloves garlic
1 small piece ginger
2 tsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp chilly sauce
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying .
Make a lump free batter with all purpose flour and cornflour .
Mix in salt .
Cut the prepared idlI into very small cubes.
Dip them into the prepared batter and deep fry these cubes till golden.
IdlI Fry Masala
Heat 1 tbsp oil .
Keep the gas flame full while preparing this masala .
Add onions , capsicum , green chilly ,garlic and ginger .
Toss for a minute .
Add salt , soy sauce , chilly sauce and vinegar .
Add the fried idlI cubes .
Mix well .
To Make Parathas
Grease a griddle and place the roti.
Place the stuffing in the centre and fold from one side .
Using a tooth pick secure it from both the sides.
This shall look like a taco .
Remove from the griddle and garnish with spring onion curls .
Here are some more Idli recipes
Idly Chilly Paratha
- 4 rotis
For Idli Fry
- 3 number idli
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp corn flour
- Pinch salt
For Idli Fry Masala
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 capsicum finely chopped
- 3-4 green chillies
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 piece small ginger
- 2 tsp soya sauce
- 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp chilly sauce
- Salt to taste
- Spring onions
- Heat oil in a pan for deep frying .
- Make a lump free batter with all purpose flour and cornflour .
- Mix in salt .
- Cut the prepared idli into very small cubes.
- Dip them into the prepared batter and deep fry these cubes.
- Keep aside.
Idli Fry Masala
- Heat 1 tbsp oil .
- Keep the gas flame full while preparing this masala .
- Add onions , capsicum , green chilly ,garlic and ginger .
- Toss for a minute .
- Add salt , soy sauce , chilly sauce and vinegar .
- Add the fried idli cubes .
- Mix well .
To make Parathas
- Grease a griddle and place the roti.
- Place the stuffing in the centre and fold from one side .
- Using a tooth pick secure it from one side .
- This shall look like a taco .
- Remove be and garnish with spring onion curls .