Car update – Dealing with the insurance was LOT less scary than I anticipated. But sometimes expecting the worst could actually be beneficial (this comes from the most optimistic person I know – me because when then anything lesser seems to be a huge relief – Saw my sweet van being towed away an hour ago and then started to of lunch – there were my idlis from yesterday and I was feeling bad as in I wanted to be bad, as in taking a perfectly healthy thing and turning into something wicked-good? so I cut the idlis up into cubes and mixed up a handful of besan/ chickpea flour (kadalamavu) threw in some sambar powder, added water and made the batter (I want to say 2 tsp), fired up the oil and before I knew it was on my way to eating one of THE most delicious dishes – Idli bajjis I KID YOU NOT!
A simple twist to make a delicious Geetha evil-twin of the healthy idlis Seetha Bangayi Geetha- (For those who not have watched Seetha aur Geetha, Seetha is an utterly boring twin sister of the rather spunky Geetha in a Hinid movie from the 70s, which got remade in Tamil as Vani-Rani with Vanishree in the lead) The western connotation would be Dr. Jekyl & Mr Hyde
I have not fried anything in my home for over a month now so I quell the guilt – besides when I was out this morning after the insurance was dealt with, met up with my sweet prego friend and enjoyed a wonderful session of girl-chat.
Here is a 4 step pictorial of the process Please do try it and let me know how you liked it!
Not wanting to stop at the evil twin, I created another avatar with them which I will blog about next – You can hold your breath – I am not planning to take long to post this next one lol!
Looks super crispy and addictive,irresistible bajjis.
what a wonderful idea Priya, looks yummy..!! So sorry to hear abt the car, hope everything will be fine soon.
hi Priya, such ideas spark only in your mind, I guess. Idli Bhajjis are fantastic. Oh, I wish I were there to enjoy these delicious cute bhajjis
yum yum….love idlis!!
haha..very creative with the names! great idea too!
Lovely idea and looks delicious…
Great looking idlis. Very color.
delicious way to use leftover idli
nice idea… great way to renovate left over idli…
Lovely idea…Recipe looks very tempting…
wow yummoooo fried idlis..hummm :))
They look so tempting! Nice creativity dear..
looking forward to the other twin- hee hee
very delicious idlis..looks yumm yumm
Crispy fried yummy idlis.
Nice to hear that everything worked out well…like your title :). I've tasted something similar…super good :).
This is an awesome idea…
Wow fried idli bajjis never tried,nice new recipe looks so tempting!
looks crispy and yummy
Yummy bhajjis..:) I love the idea..:)
Super delicious and I love your wicked trick (haha)to turn Seeta to Geeta! Share more such dear!:)
lovely recipe for leftovers
Addictive bhajjis..Im not a fan of idlis but sure im happy when there are leftovers..I use them to make bhajjis!!
Glad that you are alright after the deer incident..and the name seetha aur geetha caught me..idli bajjis sounds like a brilliant idea.
Aah, glad it worked out better in the end for the car. Another beautiful post, but you're really evil – I just came back from an Indian restaurant… I always order way too much and this time I ate like 3x as much as normal. Food blogs are a bad thing to be looking at when I'm stuffed to bursting point I think, but then I see things like this and I just think "maybe one piece won't hurt…"
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Idli bajjis are so cute and definitely crispy and flaky priya.
superb …..inviting snack….
Glad to know that things worked out well with the car insurance….The new avataar of idlis is surely a killer one.
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Wow Priya! The recipe for sure makes me go speechless coz this was something I cud not think even in my best dream, so hats off to u!
The evil Geetha version would surely be admired and embraced more than the Seetha one by my hubby and kid for sure.
Gr8 idea…Looks yummy.
Sinful indeed !!. Fried idli looks yummy Priya. Thx for adding it to linky. Could you also please add a link to the event announcement?
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Great idli like the geeta idli better than the Seeta.
Wish i had some seeta to convert to Geeta.
Glad your insurance issues are settled. Why we make mountains in our heads I dont know but yes it helps.
Take care dear