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Jun 30, 2011

Broccoli Idly Upma

            Another interesting n neat way to use broccoli, adding it to Idly Upma. Idly upma are very quick ,simple n yummy breakfast with left over idlis n even perfect for kid's lunch box too. Simple upma turned out healthy n more flavorful with the addition of broccoli n peas. No need for any special side dish simple ketchup is enough. So you also try adding broccoli or any desired veg to your Idly upma and enjoy!!!

  1. Idly    4 no.s( crumbled)
  2. Onion   1/2 (finely chopped)
  3. Broccoli   3/4 cup (cut in to very small florets)
  4. Peas   3 tbsp(boiled)
  5. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  6. Salt    to taste
  7. Coriander leaves     few finely chopped
  8. Curry leaves   4-5 leaves
To Temper
  1. Oil    2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal   2 tsp
  4. Cashew nuts   5-6 no.s
  5. Red chillies   2 no.s(broken)

  • Crumbled the idly and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add the tempering ingredients and fry lightly.
  • Then add onions,curry leaves and saute till onion turns translucent.
  • Add the broccoli florets,peas and stir for 2-3 minutes (if necessary cook covered for a minute).
  • Then add the turmeric powder and stir well and now add the crumbled idly ,little salt and mix everything well and fry vegs with crumbled idly for 2-3minutes.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and remove from the stove.
  • Its done...Broccoli Idly upma is ready now .

This recipe is on its way to the event,,Healthy Lunchbox Ideas-broccoli theme by Kalyani (Mom Chef) and guest hosting by Vardhini 


  1. Awesome recipe!!!!! Just love the look of it!!

  2. Nice way to use up leftover idlies that I have in the refrigerator.

  3. ப்ரோக்கலி,அவல்ன்னு ரெசிபி செய்து அசத்துறீங்க.ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு சங்கீ...

  4. Another blasting recipe with broccoli..Think you have become a fan of this that!!

  5. Super o super Sangee, supera irruku intha creative upma..

  6. Nice Recipe dear !! loved all ur brocolli lunch recipes !!

  7. wonderful and healthy recipe dear..

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  8. You are using broccoli in amazing ways .. love it. Thx for linking to event.


  9. Healthy recipe! Thanks!

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  10. Another recipe with Broccolli.. Great and keep going..

  11. Very innovatice & delicious way to use leftover idlis!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner


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