Masala Idli/Steamed Indian Rice Cake Fry (No Onion, No Garlic)

Masala Idli/Idli Fry is a palatable Indian snack or breakfast which is made either with button idli or with regular idli cut into 4 pieces along with few spices. These are very tasty, spicy, quick to make & goes well with Coconut Chutney/DipDhaniya Chutney/Coriander Dip Recipe. Usually it is made with special masala called “Podi/Pudi” masala, but I use my own combination of spices as per my taste palate 😉.

To make this you would require few ingredients like Idli(Steamed rice cake)/Dosa(South Indian Thin Crepe) Homemade Batter RecipeSteamed Idli/South Indian Rice Cake Recipe along with few spices & curry leaves for tempering. So without any delay let’s get started 😁.


Cuisine: Indian

Recipe Type: Breakfast, Snacks

Author: Rateka

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Serving: 2


  • Regular Idli’s: 6-8
  • Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
  • Chaat Masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Sambhar Masala: 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chili: 2-3
  • Green Chili: 2, slit into 2
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander/cilantro leaves to garnish


  • Cut regular idli’s into 4 pieces, if using button idli’s then use whole. (In the starting para I have attached the link’s of idli batter & how to make idli recipe).
  • In a deep bottomed pan, add oil, once hot, add mustard seeds & let them crackle.
  • Add curry leaves, dry red chili, green chili & sauté for few seconds.
  • Add sambhar powder, salt & sauté for few seconds.
  • Add idli pieces, mix gently till the masala gets nicely coated on the idli pieces. Fry it nicely for 4-5 mins.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala & chopped cilantro, mix well & turn off the gas.
  • Serve hot with any dip of your choice & hot cup of coffee ☕️.





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