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Idli Cutlet | Snack Idea for Leftover Idlis

Updated: Jan 10

We always have some leftover idlis or idli/dosa batter. I had some leftover idlis and I turned them into these delicious, crispy Idli cutlets. Everyone loved them and gobbled them up in no time.

These cutlets turned out so yummy, that now I make extra idlis in the morning, to make this snack in the evening. The idlis can be stored in the fridge and made into these cutlets the next day as well. Leftover batter can be quickly steamed into idlis and made into these yummy cutlets. I have shown 3 ways to make these: Deep fry, Pan fry with lesser oil, and Air Fry with just a tsp of oil. All three turn out really yum! The Air-fried ones come very close to the fried ones, if not better.

I have always made the cutlet mix with my hands. But recently, I bought a stand mixer and I tried adding all the ingredients in it and the mix was ready in no time. If you have a stand mixer, then you could easily make the mix in it.

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  • 7 - 8 Leftover idlis

  • 1 Potato

  • 1 Medium-sized Onion

  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves

  • 1 Carrot

  • ¼ cup Peas ( Fresh or Frozen)

  • 1-inch Ginger

  • 4 cloves Garlic

  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder

  • 3-4 green Chilies (optional)

  • ½ tsp Garam masala

  • 1 tsp Salt