I have never ate idli fry with podi until last month when I had these in a Birthday party I went. It was Aj’s classmate’s birthday and his mom had made most of the things herself in the party menu. I was totally dumb stuck seeing all those items prepared by herself. Though she as a helper with her, it needs lots of interest and passion towards cooking for a party. Among the starters, she had kept this podi idli fry and I first thought it was potato wedges, then later realised it is fried idli wedges tossed with idli podi. I decided the next instance to try at home and tried this baked version. It came out super crisp and its best way to use the leftover idlies for a change from the idli upma. Thank you Purnima for the idea . You can do the same by deep frying too. Picture below is deep fried idli updated.
Serve hot with tomato chilli sauce or sauce of your choice. You can even make chutney to go well with this. It stays crisp even after cooled down.
Check out this Kaima idli recipe too which is an excellent left over idli recipe idea.