Idli-6-7 medium size
Garlic-1 tbsp (minced)
Green chilli-3 (slits)
Dry red chilly-2 (slits)
Capsicum -1/2 of 1 medium (cubes)
Big onion-3tbsp (finely chopped)
Big onion -1(cubes)
Spring onion-1tbsp (minced)
Spring onion-for garnishing
Celery-1/2 tsp minced
Sesame oil-1 tbsp
vegetable Oil-for shallow frying
Cut each idli into cubes ..8 pieces from 1 idli..
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry idli pieces till light golden colour.
Transfer the fried idli into a kitchen tissue ..keep aside
Heat sesame oil ,then add dry red chilly,saute for a second
Then add ginger garlic and green chilly..
Saute till the raw smell goes
Now add minced big onion and saute ..
After 2 minutes add minced spring onion and celery ..Saute
Then add chilli paste ,soya sauce ,salt,sugar,vinegar and tomato ketchup..
To this add hot water and allow to boil..Check the sauce ..
Add if anything requires ..salt ,sugar ,sauce etc..Then add cubed onion and capsicum..we are adding this in the last moment to get a crunchy flavour of onion and capsicum..
Otherwise they will be overcooked ..
Then add fried idli and mix well slowly and reduce the heat ..
Let it cook for 5 minutes in the sauce ,so that idli pieces can absorb the sauce ..
If u want u can add 2 tbsp of corn flour mix(mix cornflour in 1/4 cup water ) to get a shining look…
So transfer the dish and garnish with spring onion ..