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Idli Tikki Recipe

Crispy Idli Tikki | Leftover Idli Recipes 

Crispy Idli Tikki the best Leftover Idli recipes ever. Make this delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free snack to serve with your evening Tea. 
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: indian cuisine
Keyword: idli, leftover recipes, tikki
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • Idli cooker
  • Non-Stick Pan (US)


  • 4 idli leftover
  • 1 cup Carrots grated
  • ½ cup Green pea mashed
  • ½ cup green beans
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder


  • Heat oil in the pan add salt chilli powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder, garam masala powder, grated carrots, mashed green peas and finely chopped beans cook everything well.
  • Add mashed leftover idli and coriander leaves. Mix it well.
  • Make small Tikkis out of it and shallow fry till golden brown and enjoy these crispy Idli Tikki with sauce or green chutney



  • I have used leftover Rice idli but you can use pretty much any leftover idlis. Oats idli, Ragi Idli, Masala Idli, Rava idli all work fine. 
  • Other than watery vegetables like capsicum you can use any vegetable of your choice. Some of them are beetroots, grated potatoes, finely shredded cabbage etc. 
  • To add protein you can add grated paneer or tofu as well. 
  • This is a good recipe for using idlis. So even if your idli has turned hard after making just crumble the hard idli and make Tikki with this recipe.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11198IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg