Coated idli chaat

Idli Chaat3


Chaats!!! oooo eating a plate of spicy chaat is the best thing to do in the evening. Chaat is one of the most interesting recipes in Indian cooking and it can be personalized as per the taste.

The khatta meetha idli chaat recipe has the sweet and sour kick in it which makes it a perfect treat for this freezing weather. The tamarind chutney and mint chutney adds a completely different flavour to this amazing chaat recipe and then the tangy taste of lemon juice just adds a little more taste to the dish.

Enjoy this mouth watering chaat as a healthy evening snacks

Yields – 2 servings
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 8-10 minutes
For chaat assembling- 5 minutes


Brown and Red rice Idli- 8-9 (Make at home Recipe link)

For coating:

  • Corn starch-2-3tbsp
  • Gram flour-2tbsp (can substitute with plain flour)
  • Black salt/table salt- a generous pinch
  • Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Amchoor/dry mango powder-1/2tsp
  • oil- for shallow frying idlis.

For chaats:

  • Finely chopped onion-1small
  • Finely chopped tomato-1small
  • Mint chutney-1-2tbsp (link)
  • Tamarind chutney-1-2tbsp (link)
  • Chilli powder- a generous pinch
  • Chaat masala-a generous pinch
  • Black salt- a generous pinch
  • Sev/fried thin noodles-as needed (optional)
  • Lemon juice-few drops

For garnishing:

  • Chopped cilantro/coariander


  • Cut idlis into bite sized chunks.

For coating:

  • Combine corn starch, gram flour, black salt, chilli powder, amchoor powder , sprinkle some water to form a thick paste and now coat the idlis with the batter.
  • Allow it to marinade or sit on the counter for 5-10minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a frying pan and arrange the marinated /coated idli chunks and toast on a medium flame flipping all around until they are golden brown and crisp.

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  • Transfer the coated idli onto the plate and this can be enjoyed as a snack as is with some ketchup or mint chutney.


For assembling chaats:

  • Arrange the coated and fried idlis on a plate, sprinkle around with some onions, tomatoes.
  • Top it with some green/Mint chutney and Tamarind chutney.

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  • Sprinkle some chilli powder, chaat masala, balck salt.
  • Drizzle some lemon juice and sev.
  • Garnish with coriander.

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Serve immediately.


Here the links for making Idli, Green and Tamrind Chutney.


Idli 1

Green/Mint Chutney

Mint sauce final

Dates and Tamrind Chutney

Dates Tamrind Dip


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on February 5, 2016, in Indian and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 59 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.


  2. Looks so yummy! x

    Zoel HernΓ‘ndez |


  3. Reblogged this on Home Made Dreams! and commented:

    I’m not a spicy lover, but for those of you that are…


  4. looks pretty interesting. vw


  5. Oh my this looks amazing!


  6. Sounds and looks so good !


  7. A @ moylomenterprises

    Looks yummy! Have a great weekend ☺


  8. I had to look up idli. This sure would be a great snack!


  9. Innovative. Its mouth watering and amazingly delicious!


  10. I have seen Idli before but a different shape I think. I like how you made them, the Idli I saw were made in a special pan I think. Your recipe looks absolutely delicious and both chutney’s are wonderful with it.


    • Thanks Suzanne. Idli’s are made in special pan as you rightly said. For this dish one can make Idli’s using round steel plates in cooker. You have been amazing and great support in my journey of blogging..


  11. Perfect evening snack πŸ™‚


  12. Lovely and nice twist dear


  13. As always, Chitra, wonderful food.

    Best to You


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  14. Wow I’m drooling at the idli chaat..perfect!!

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  15. This is a truly exciting dish Chitra. As always I learn so much from you. The flavors sound complex, but also like they blend perfectly together. And I already know the chutney sets it off beautifully. Thank you for posting this. Mega hugs! πŸ˜€

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  16. Chitra, I have eaten it before many a times. Prepared just like they prepare chilli potato outside on the streets. It’s yumm πŸ™‚
    You’re a gem when it comes to food, and I love people who can cook. Where’s my maa! πŸ˜‰


  17. A nice way to finish off some idlis πŸ™‚

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  18. Thehungryballer

    A mouth-watering dish ! I have had many varieties of Idli chaat before, and know just by the look that yours is super delicious ! Thank you for posting πŸ™‚


  19. Looks really good Chitra πŸ™‚

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  20. oooh as always that is yummyliscioussssssssssss πŸ™‚ I think I will have to gate crash and just stay there to eat al that food you cook πŸ™‚

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  21. Great idea to use the idlys. Love that coat mix and especially the use of amchoor powder.

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  22. oh God yummy and healthy too … must try ..

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  23. Idli Chaat!!! Who else could think of it but you πŸ™‚ Looks fantastic!! Healthy fingerfood πŸ™‚

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  24. That’s a new one for me, never heard of it earlier πŸ™‚

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