Tawa Idli Recipe

Yummy snack with a twist, made with idlis

Sailaja Angara
Tawa Idli Recipe
7989 ratings.

Tawa Idli is a delicious twist to the regular idli we have. It can be made fresh with fresh idlis, or with leftover idlis. The spices and oil add a distinct taste to the otherwise bland idlis. Serve Tawa Idli along with Tomato Onion Chutney in your kids snack box, or as an evening snack made with idlis leftover from breakfast.

Other recipes you can try are:

  1. Homemade Soft Idli Recipe
  2. Carrot & Cheese Filled Idli Recipe
  3. Ragi Rava Idli Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 4 to 6 Idli
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (Salted)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pav bhaji masala
  • 1 Lemon
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , fistful, finely chopped

How to make Tawa Idli Recipe

  1. To begin the preparation of Tawa Idli recipe, first cut idlis into cubes.

  2. Heat butter in a wok, once the butter is heated, add onions and saute them till they turn translucent.

  3. Once the onions are sauteed, add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala and pav bhaji masala and stir.

  4. Add about 1/2 a cup of water and allow it to boil for a while.

  5. Add chopped idlis and mix well, till the spices coat with the idlis. Cook this for half a minute.

  6. Lastly, sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves, giving the tawa idlis a quick stir.

  7. Serve Tawa Idli along with Tomato Onion Chutney in your kids snack box, or as an evening snack.