Recipe for Idli Manchurian


Ingredients: 4 idlis, 2 cups sliced yellow and green bell pepper, ¼ tsp salt, 2 Tbsp oil for stir-frying (idlis and bell pepper).

Ingredients for Sauce: 6 whole red chilies, 2 Tbsp oil (canola or vegetable oil), 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp vinegar, 1 Tbsp ginger paste or finely grated ginger, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, ½ tsp sugar, 2 tsp corn starch, 1 cup water.

Preparation Method

  • Boil the red chilies in about 1/2 cup of water until they become tender. Let them cool off.
  • Blend all the sauce ingredients together – oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, tomato paste, sugar, and corn starch. If needed add more water.
  • Boil the sauce over medium heat. Sauce should be pouring consistency. Set aside.
  • Cut the idlis into small size pieces.
  • Heat the oil in frying pan over medium heat. Add idlis and sprinkle the salt.
  • Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until idlis turn light golden brown, take them out and set aside.
  • In the same pan stir fry bell pepper for 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook the bell pepper, they taste better when they are still crisp.
  • Add the stir-fry idlis to bell peppers. Pour the sauce and stir gently. Make sure idlis are coated well. Turn off the heat.
  • Idli Manchurian is ready to serve.



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