BM # 54   Week 3   Day 1
Well this dish is normally born if you have left over idlis..right? Yes and No!
I am personally very fond of idli chilly fry and specially the one they serve at Shiv Sagar in Mumbai. The chilly fry is quite spicy and idli can be easily taken for cottage cheese.The taste is amazing so I never order idli or Dosa there.At home whenever I make idlis, I quickly keep a few aside for my chilly fry.
The idlis have to be cut and batter fried, you just cannot compromise on this, at least I can’t the batter fried idlis when mixed with the rest of. The ingredients and sauces fluffs up and absorbs the sauces making it really delicious. The plain simple comforting Idli is transformed into a nice deep fried fritter , and the final outcome is a mind blowing spicy dish!
For this week I have chosen to cook fried food and Idli Chilly Fry is my Day 1 entry.
Idli Chilly Fry
4 idlis
1/2 cup APF + 2 tsp cornflour
Salt to taste
Make a batter of the above ingredients.
Cut the idlis, lengthwise.
Dip into the batter and deep fry.
Keep aside.
For the chilly fry
3-4 onions
1 capsicum
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tbsp green chilly, diognally cut
1 tsp ginger, Juillene
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilly sauce
1/2 tsp vinegar
Salt to taste
Heat oil.
Add garlic, onions and capsicum
Saute for a minute or two,
Add green chilly and ginger.
Saute for another two minutes,
Add the batter fried chilly and mix well.
Drizzle the sauces, vinegar and salt.
Mix well on full flame.
Sprinkle a few drops of water.
Remove from fire and serve piping hot.
Garnish with spring onion.

Idli Chilly Fry

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