Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist

Aparna Parinam
Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist
1332 ratings.

Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist is an easy snack recipe which is fusion of South Indian Idlis tossed in Chinese and Italian flavours. Northeast China has a place called Manchuria and the Manchurians believed to have originated there. This Idli Manchurian recipe can be made with leftover idlis from the morning or previous day. This Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist can be made quickly and also can make an impressing serving when you have guests at home. Serve Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist with roasted tomato sauce or Schezuan Sauce as an evening snack.

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The contest is in association with Freshmenu.

Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

120 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

130 M


2 Servings


  • 5 Idli
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 Soy sauce
  • 2 Green Chillies , (adjust)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Dried oregano
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Garnishing:
  • 1-2 teaspoons Spring Onion Greens , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped

How to make Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist

  1. To prepare Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist, get all the ingredients ready along with leftover idlis. Or make idlis from idli batter in idli steamer and keep aside for 1-2 hours or more. 

  2. Cut each idli into 6-7 pieces.

  3. Heat a shallow fry pan and add a teaspoon of oil and spread evenly.

  4. Place 6-8 pieces of idli at the bottom of the pan and shallow fry for a few minutes until crisp.

  5. The idli pieces will turn brown and crunchy at the base. 

  6. This is one way of making crunchy idli pieces. I prefer making the crispy idli pieces this way. The other way (easier way) is shallow fry whole idlis until they turn light brown.

  7. Then cut these idlis into 6-7 pieces. Now, heat another pan, with a wide base. Add the remaining oil.  

  8. Once the oil is heated, add chopped onions and fry until it turns crispy. 

  9. Add the chopped capsicum pieces and fry well.

  10. Add the ginger paste and mix well.  

  11. Add to the above mix, add soy sauce, red chilli powder and salt.  

  12. Add slit green chillies and saute well. Put off the heat and sprinkle oregano flakes and mix. Garnish Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist with coriander leaves and chopped spring onion leaves and serve with roasted tomato sauce or Schezuan Sauce as an evening snack.

Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist is part of the The East Asian Recipe Contest With FreshMenu