Thursday, January 13, 2011

Baked Idli Wedges..

When left over bread can turn into Bread 65 and leftover dosa batter into Paniyarams, why not left over Idli into Baked Wedges??
Am I sounding wierd??Not really people,cos this evening I wanted to make a snack to go with tea and wondered what to do! Did not have much stock of things in hand except some leftover Idlis which i had made for breakfast this  morning. Was not too interested in making idli upma or podi idli that i usually do, and thus was born the idea of baking it!! And guess what, the result was truly amazing!!
Have come across many masala idli and fried idli recipes, but not this one exactly.
Wanted to share the recipe as its simple yet sooper!!
Here it goes:


Leftover Idlis(any count)-cut to long pieces of medium thickness

Oil  or oil spray

Seasoning of your choice like red chilly powder, salt and a pinch of hing or peringayam.
(I coated the idlis with milagaipodi and oil)


1.Cut the Idlis into long strips like wedges.

2.Prepare seasoning of your choice,spray some oil on the Idli pieces and toss them in the seasoning till they are evenly coated.

3.Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 deg F and line a baking tray with aluminium foil.

4.Arrange the Idlis in the tray leaving some space between the pieces.

5.Bake for 20-25 minutes untill golden brown and crisp turning them over once in between.

4.Garnish with some Italian seasonings on top and enjoy it hot with sauce or any dip!!

5.A great low calorie snack with minimum effort and maxi'mummm" effect!!! Sorry Fries!


  1. wow....till now heard only of Potato Wedges....sure will be a good substitute....awsome recipe vidya..rock on....

  2. wow very innovative :) Keep going Vidya

  3. @ Ganesh:yes Ganesh,i was very much reminded of the potato wedges v get in pizza hut,especially the one in pondy bazaar,chennai!!and this is a very healthy version of the same!!

  4. @Sandhya:Thanx for visiting my blog Sandhya and do try this one whenever u find time.Its pretty interesting and im sure Pranav will also like it!!

  5. Impressive..would try baking it...

    Have tried the same recipe by frying it.