Egg Idli is basically eggs cooked in a an idli pan and then tossed with a spicy masala. It is great healthy dish to make for breakfast. Here is how to make it.
Idli, a South Indian preparation that needs no introduction!
It has become popular all over the world when it comes to South Indian cuisine along with other dishes such as Sambar, Dosa and Coconut Chutney.
This time I wanted to make something different using Idli moulds and was wondering if I can make anything using eggs.
Egg is one versatile ingredients that tastes amazing in any form!
So I quickly took them out of the fridge and started making this Egg Idli.
To my surprise it came out just amazing and then to add some extra flavour and that South Indian touch, I tempered it with spices.
This recipe turned out to be such a hit at home, that the plate got wiped clean within minutes and my family was amazed to see how creative this recipe was.
Well, who can think making your egg in an idli pan, right?
This is definitely a fun and easy recipe that can be included in your everyday breakfast recipes.
You can also make it for your snacks or to have it whenever the hunger strikes.
So make use of your Idli Moulds more often, and make this delicious Egg dish within minutes.
Whenever you try it, don’t forget to share it with me.
What is Egg Idli?
It is a delicious fusion Breakfast where eggs are steamed in idli mould with salt and pepper and then tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chillies, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
When the eggs are steamed, it comes out as small perfect round Egg Idli Omelettes, that can be served as it is too without tempering.
You just needs less than 30 minutes to make this dish, making it perfect for your everyday breakfast.
If you want you can add veggies too, just add finely chopped vegetables of your choice in the egg batter itself while steaming them.
You can even add your usual Idli Podi to add that hint of spice.
I like it to be plain steamed eggs and that’s why I only add salt and black pepper powder in the eggs.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat water in a idli steamer. Grease the idli moulds with oil.
Break one egg in each mould and sprinkle with salt and red chilli powder.
Steam until eggs are set (10-12 mins).
Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilies, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds.
Add the egg in the masala and toss well.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.
Egg Idli Recipe
- 6 Eggs
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 10-12 Curry Leaves
- 1 Dry Red Chillies (broken)
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Heat water in a idli steamer.
- Grease the idli moulds with oil.
- Break one egg in each mould and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
- Steam until eggs are set (10-12 mins).
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilies, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds.
- Add the egg idli in the masala and toss well very gently.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.