Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tava Idli Recipe - Spicy Tawa Idli

Tava Idli Recipe
Tava Idli(Tawa idli) is a spicy snack prepared with leftover idlis. The main star ingredient of this recipe is pav bhaji masala powder, which gives a great flavour to this snack...I used homemade and it tasted great!

Few weeks back, Nirlep a popular brand selling Nonstick cookwares had featured my gobi paneer kofta in their facebook page and later they asked me to review their product. First I was a bit hesitant but when my friend said that their pans are good, I accepted the offer. I got the nonstick pan last week and by now I have used it many times.I used it for tawa idli too, the pan is nicely grooved inside so while stirring there is no spilling at ll which I liked the most.

Nirlep Select+ nonstick pans comes with a special coating with free use of metal spoons and is durable too.It is totally nonsticky and cleaning is easy too.It has a base grooving for quick and even distribution of heat. It comes with a silver lid.I recommend checking their products online.

Tava Idli Recipe

Tawa Idli Recipe - IngredientsSpicy Tawa Idli

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Leftover Idli - 3
Big Onion - 1 medium sized finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium sized roughly chopped
Pav Bhaji Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Butter - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1/4 tsp finely chopped


  1. Refrigerate the leftover idlis for few mins.Cut into bite sized cubes,Set aside.In a pan heat butter add ginger and saute for a min, then add onion and saute till it turns transparent.How to make tava idli - Step1
  2. Then add tomatoes and saute till mushy, once raw smell of tomatoes leave, add pav bhaji masala powder and required salt.Give a mix.
    How to make tava idli - Step2
  3. Then add the idli cubes and mix well till the masalas are evenly coated with the idlis.Garnish with coriander leaves, add lemon juice and switch off.
    How to make tava idli - Step3
Serve hot / warm as a snack!
Tava Idli Recipe

My Notes:

  • This is spicy so adjust the masala powder if you prefer it mild.May be you can 1.2 tsp of pav bhaji masala powder.
  • Refrigerating the idlis for a while avoids stickiness while cutting the idlis.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and add lemon juice while serving.
Tava Idli Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. so flavorful and delicious!! love this!!

  2. looks great..wil try as an evening snack..

  3. Tawa idli looks very inviting and delicious :)

  4. looks yum.. I do it with subji masala.. it is nice snack

  5. These tava idlis look awesome! The detailed method for preparation is just great. Check out more healthy recipes and enjoy preparing.

  6. My daughter hates idlis now a days, I think if I use this technique she will love it...thanks Sharmilee

  7. Tava idli looks so yummy ! Good one....

  8. அம்மா நினைவு வருகிறது...

  9. I am doubtful abt its dryness while eating, by the way what shd be the proportion ,authentic one, for making idly's !

  10. super spicy and yummy snack, love anything spicy with idlis...looks so tempting :)

  11. Lovely and colorful looking idlis.

  12. So very innovative!! love your clicks too.


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