Left over idlies can be made better tasting and interesting with a recipe that provides a wide scope for innovation and variety.
- 4 leftover Idlies
- Butter to spread on idlies
- 1 tablespoon of Pizza sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Shredded cheese
- 1 tablespoon of Sautéed sliced Mushroom
- Few small pieces of Sautéed, chopped Capsicum
Preheat the sandwich toaster for 1 minute (I recommend Panasonic sandwich toaster).
Apply butter to rounded side of one idli. Pace it in the sandwich toaster, butter side down.
Spread a heaped teaspoon of sauce on the upper side of the idli.
Sprinkle with 1tablespoon of grated cheese.
Arrange few pieces of mushroom and capsicum over the sauce.
Place another idli over the cheese, flat side down.
Spread the top side of the idli with butter.
Repeat with other two idlies, to make 2 sandwiches.
Close the sandwich toaster and toast the sandwiches till golden brown. Serve hot.
Any vegetarian or non –vegetarian curry with a thick gravy or the fillings used for stuffed parathas may be used. Shred the chicken meat, mutton pieces or fish pieces from the gravy to use as a filling.
Any tomato based sauce/ ketchup combined with sautéed vegetables, stir fried prawns, shredded cooked chicken or chopped boiled egg may be used for filling.