LeftOver Idli(/Rice/Bread) Upma

 My mom used to make this upma using idlies leftover from breakfast when we were kids .This used to be our evening snack and we used to love it . Sometime we would  request her to make this for our lunch box using fresh idlies. But i must say a little dried out idlies :) i.e leftover idlies are best for this recipe. Now i make this in winter when sometimes my ildlies are not soft enough :). This upma can be made with leftover rice or day old bread too.

Leftover Idli / Rice/Bread - 2 cups ,cut into quarter inch cubes.
Onion - 1/4 cup ,chopped fine
Hot Green Chilli - 2 tsp, chopped
Curry Leaves - a few
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Idli Chutney Podi - 1 tbsp  or Seasoning Pw of choice  to taste
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering :

Oil - 1 tbsp
Dry whole red chilli - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp

  1. Heat oil and add mustard and let it pop.
  2. Now add urad dal , whole red chilli , curry leaves and hing.
  3. When urad dal turns golden add onion and green chilli.
  4. Cook till onion turns golden , add tumeric and salt and mix well.
  5. Add idlies/rice/bread and chutney podi , lemon juice and mix well.
  6. And now you are ready to serve . 
  7. This upma tastes good at room temperature too.

Maharashtrian Til Ladoo / Sesame Balls


Every where in North Indian til (sesame) is the prasad for Sankranti and ladoo is the most popular preparation. The process for the ladoo preparation in olden days was time consuming and labour intensive.Jaggery and roasted groundnut was pounded in huge mortar with wooden pestle and then roasted til (sesame) was added and pounded again till the mixture comes together and made into balls .These days  the entire process takes  no time with the use of food processor.

I can bet this will be the most easiest ladoo recipe you have ever heard of.
This is tasty and healty too.


White Til(Sesame)  - 2 cup,roasted
Peanut  - 1 cup,roasted
Jaggery  - 2 cup,grated
(Jaggery can be replaced with 1 3/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup molasses)

  1. Use Food Processor and process jaggery and peanut together till peanut grinds well.
  2. Add TIl and process till everything mixes well and til is powdered .
  3. Take the mixture out and  make small balls .
  4. Store in airtight containers .

PS: If your mix is not coming together while making balls add a few tbsp of milk. But then make sure to store the ladoo in fride.