Kaima Idly(Saravana Bhavan Style)

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Kaima Idly(Saravana Bhavan Style)

By February 22, 2013

Today is our Wedding Anniversary so I am loading our family favorite breakfast recipe IDLY KAIMA/CHILLY IDLY. It is tasty & its soft inside and crunchy outside. Everyone will love it. I have Indo-Chinese version of IDLY MANCHURIAN in my site. I have been making this for many years but never got time to click the picture so I am loading it now.  It's very quick to make I mostly make this for my evening snacks and its perfect for this winter season. Hot idly and freezing temperature,best combination.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 4



1. In a pan add oil and do the seasoning mentioned above. Then saute onion,ginger,garlic and tomatoes. When the skin gets soft and tender add the tomatoes puree(blend the tomato in a blender and pulp it fine)and saute it well. To this add capsicum,peas and saute too. Let it cook for 5 mins.

2. Make idly fresh and store them in fridge for 30 mins or you can use the previous day idly too. When they are dry and kept in fridge its easy to fry them and they will stay in shape. Cut them to small pieces and deep fry in oil.

3. Collect them in a tissue paper and store it separate.

4. Now add turmeric powder,chilly powder,dhania powder,salt,garam masala and add 1/4 cup water and let it cook for 10 mins. To this add the idly and mix it well. Check the tangy spice if its less you can add lemon juice. To this add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.

5. Enjoy it for evening snacks or as breakfast. I love it with raita. It tastes very good.


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7 Responses to Kaima Idly(Saravana Bhavan Style)

  1. shree

    I also planned to prepare this dish for today.. I’ll make sauce like manchurian sauce.. Now seeing your post i’m confused.. which method i should use :)

    • Janani

      Manchurian sauce will make it taste different see my idly manchurian recipe. I love that too but if u like saravana bhavan taste this one is a xerox copy of it. Very Indian touch and that manchurian style is very indo-chinese. Try with tomato puree shree u will love it.

  2. Priya

    Yummyilicious idli, love to enjoy the bowl.

  3. savitha

    Kyma idlies looks perfect.Thanks for sharing.

  4. dassana

    i always have plain idlis or make fried idlis. never had idlis this way. with all the masala in it, the idlis must be yum

    • Janani

      Yes this idly is very famous and it taste amazing.You must give it a try.

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