How to make Idli Manchurian at Home

Idli Manchurian


  • 8 to 10 Idli’s, cut into strips
  • 1 cup capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup or sweet
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • A small bunch of mint leaves
  • A small bunch of Spring Onions
  • Oil for cooking
  • salt to taste


  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry the Idli pieces until they are lightly crisp. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside.
  • the same pan add ¬†2 teaspoons of oil, onions, capsicum, green chillies and saute them on medium heat until tender.
  • This takes about 5 to 7 minutes. ¬†Then, add chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, turmeric powder, chilli powder and stir well. Saute until the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Finally add tomato ketchup, the fried idli’s, the chopped coriander, mint leaves and Spring Onions.
  • Stir fry on high heat until well combined just for about a minute. Turn off the heat and transfer the fried idli’s to a serving bowl and serve hot.