Feb 18, 2013


This one is one of my favorite break fast I must say. A very good variation to every day Idlis. normaly in every South Indian house Idli is the most common breakfast with chutney and sambar. But In Andhra cuisine we don't have sambar with Idlis, most of the times we serve with coconut chutney or other chutneys like tomato chutney/ onion chutney. when we make fuss to eat this common breakfast my grand mother use to make this Chiyali to feed us the same idlis. She used to say that she made specialy only for me so don't tell any body at home, because this is a special breakfast for you only.. I used to feel proud that my granny makes always special breakfast for me.. So this recipe is from my grand mother, I miss you Nannamma:(
Idli s  --- 6
Onion   --- 1 small finely choped
Green chilli  -- 2 cut in to small pieces
Curry leaves --- 5 leaves
Oil  --- 2 tea sp
Mustard seeds  --- 1/4 tea sp
Cumin seeds  --- 1/4 tea sp
Urad dal   --- 1/2 tea sp
Chana dal  ---   1/4 tea sp
Dry red chillies  --- 1 broken in to 4 pieces
Asafoetida   ----  a big pinch
Turmeric powder  --- 1/4 tea sp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice  -- 1 tab sp
Choped coriander leaves  --1 tab sp (optional)
1. Cut idlis in to small pieces and set a side
2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them spletter then add chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, cumin seeds, asafoetida, broken dry red chillies and fry for awhile
3. Now add choped onion and green chilies to this seasoning and fry till onion turn in to transparent then add turmeric powder, give a good stir.
4. Add idli pieces, salt to taste and mix well to coat the onion mixture on idli pieces in this process some idli pieces may break and some will get mash don't worry about that
Chiyali texture should be like that only powdered idli with some idli pieces.. so mix well for 2 minutes on a low heat then switch off the heat, sprinkle choped coriander leaves (if you like I didn't add coriander leaves because I don't like that favor in chiyali)
Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee.
Since this is a Breakfast on the run theme  which we have to finish our recipe with in 30 minutes. we can cook Idlis in 8 minutes to make chiyali it will take 10 minutes time (if you have idli batter in hand)
You can make this chiyali with left over idlis also
5. Add lemon juice again give a good stir
Serve hot with a cup of coffee.
This is my second recipe with the theme of BREAKFAST ON THE RUN for blogging marathon 25 th edition at Valli's spice your life lets check blogging marathon page .


Sudha Sabarish said...

Tasty and delicious chiyali.


Unknown said...

superb side :) looks yummy

Priya Suresh said...

Love this idli upma aka chiyali, wish to grab that bowl and finish it rite now.

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy one. We too call this idli upma, chiyali.

Manju said...

Yummy love to have this..

Rajani S said...

The idli upma looks really nice, will give it a try sometime!

Unknown said...

wow delicious recipe...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious and tempting chiyali,we call this idly upma...

Chef Mireille said...

wonderful how something that looks so good can be finished so quickly

Srivalli said...

It's same as Upma right Padma, nice to know a different name..love this upma anytime..:)

Padmajha said...

Didn't know idli upma was called Chayali in ur place!And the dishes that grandmom makes are always special, right...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is a perfect way to use the leftover idlis. We also call this idli uppuma :)

Pavani said...

Wow.. this dish is completely new to me. I'm sure it kindles some nostalgic memories to you..

divyagcp said...

It is the same as idly upma right?? thats my favorite.. Looks delicious and love the addition of lemon juice..