Food is all about experimenting with different spices, flavours and cuisines, that can together give your taste buds a blast. Fusion foods, in this context, are simply awesome, as they give you the best of two heritages. Idli manchurian is one such dish, which has the tang of Indian Chinese cuisines and goodness of south Indian delicacies. Preparing this recipe is extremely easy. If you have friends coming over, need not order from the outside, you can simply serve them idli manchurian and earn praises! 

Idli Manchurian Recipe Card

Idli manchurian is a simple fusion that you can enjoy with your family and friends during snack time.

Total Time :
60 min
Preparation Time :
40 min
Cooking Time :
20 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Samriddhi Srivastava


  • 2 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
  • 4 cups boiled rice
  • ½ cup thick beaten rice
  • ½ chopped carrot
  • cabbage
  • capsicum
  • chillies
  • ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour
  • 2-4 tablespoon cooking oil
  • salt to taste.


Step 1
Soak urad dal, par-boiled rice, and thick beaten rice in water for 2 hours.
Step 2
Drain the water and blend it all together in a thick paste. Cover the batter with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 7-8 hours.
Step 3


Pour the batter in steamer and steam idli for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are cooked.
Step 4
Once done, slice each idli into 4 equal parts.
Step 5
Heat a wok, add oil and fry your idli pieces on low flame.
Step 6
In a bowl, add half a cup of water and mix cornflour, tomato ketchup, vinegar, and soya sauce in it and mix well.
Step 7
In the same wok, add more oil and heat it.
Step 8
Add chopped green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté.
Step 9
Add your veggies and sauté for a while.
Step 10
Add the prepared sauce mixture. When it starts boiling add idli slices.
Step 11
Cook idli for another 5-7 minutes until it becomes a bit dry.
Step 12

idli machurian fisuon food

Once done, serve hot in a bowl.