Kaima Idli recipe - Saravana Bhavan style Kaima idli recipe - Dinner recipe - snack recipe

I used to order Kaima idli whenever I visit Saravana bhavan. This is one of my husband's favourite dish too. I seldom do it at home because of deep frying. But recently when I was in India My mum made it with left over idli. Kids loved it. So wanted to make it again. I have grinded the Onion but you can fry it before adding tomato puree / paste. Kids for sure will enjoy it

Left over idli - 5-6 (Keep the idli in the fridge for 2-3 hrs before using for best results)
Green Bell pepper - 1 (sliced thinly - 1 inc piece)
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion -1 (medium size)
Tomato - 2 (medium)
Ginger paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic paste - 2 teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1.5 teaspoon
Green chilli - 1 (slit into 2)
Tomato sauce - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 3 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 10
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Oil  - 2 teaspoon (for tempering)
Oil for frying Idli


Slice the idli. Heat the oil and fry idli till it is golden brown. Leave it on tissue paper for extra oil to be absorbed. 
Heat 2 teaspoon of oil  add cumin seeds, curry leaves and let it pop. Add Ginger paste, Garlic paste and fry for 30 sec. Add onion and tomato paste and fry till raw smell released. 
Add Coriander seeds powder, green chilli, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Garam masala. Cook for another 5-7 mins.Add Green Bell pepper and green peas, 1 cup water. 

Add fried idli and mix gently. Add coriander leaves and mix well
Serve hot