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Tawa masala idli recipe | Easy snack recipe

Tawa Masala idli is an amazing alternative to the regular idlis. It can be made with instant steamed idli or leftover idli. Tawa Masala Idli is very simple to make as it can be cooked on a Tawa with vegetables, Indian spices, and some butter. I have used onions, tomatoes, and capsicum as well as it enhances the taste even more.

Tawa Masala idli recipe is much easier when it is made of leftover idlis as it takes less time. Also, note that the idli should be cold so that it doesn’t stick to the pan or Tawa. if it sticks add a splash of water.

Tawa masala idli recipe is an easy & simple breakfast option or an evening snack which can go along with tea or coffee.

Tawa masala idli recipe | Easy snack recipe

Recipe by Priyanka BhagatCourse: Bihari Food Recipe


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Tawa masala idli recipe is an amazing alternative to the regular idlis. The spices, onions & tomatoes give the regular bland idli an incredible taste.


  • Idli 6-7 or mini idli (totally depends on your preference and quantity)

  • Onion 1large sized

  • Tomato 1

  • ghee/butter – 2tbsp

  • Hing a pinch

  • Salt as per taste

  • Green chilly 1tbsp

  • Red chili powder 1tsp

  • Garam masala 1tsp

  • Curry leaves 3-4

  • Lemon 1tbsp

  • Coriander leaves 1-2 tbsp


  • To begin with, firstly cut the idli into cubes. If you’ve large-sized idli cut into 4 and similarly if you’ve small-sized cut them into 2.
  • Heat butter or ghee in an iron Tawa or wok. Once heated, add curry leaves, Hing, green chilly, onion, and saute.
  • Once the onions are translucent, add tomatoes & the spices like garam masala, salt, and red chili powder, and give it a mix.
  • If the masala is very dry add ½ cup of water and let it simmer.
  • Check if the water is reduced now it’s time to add idli. Coat masalas well with the idli and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Lastly, sprinkle coriander leaves and lemon juice and give it a toss.
  • Off the flame, serve deliciously spiced Tawa masala idli along with chutney of your choice.



    Hi! i am Priyanka, I run this blog and Instagram @swaad_bihar_kaa. Get drooling Bihari recipes.

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