Dahi Idli

Dahi Idli

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If you have batter on hand, then idli is undeniably one of the easiest snacks to prepare or you could use leftover Idlis to make Curd Idli.

You could dunk cubes of idli in sambhar or curd, with appropriate tempering and garnishes. We have a recipe of Dahi Idli which is nothing but left over idlis with curds which have a delightful tempering to it. This lip-smacking Dahi Idli recipe is easy to prepare and loved by kids.

If you have a mini idli plate, you can prepare this Dahi Idli with mini idlis instead of idli strips. It will look even more awesome!

Also do try Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce and Mini Spinach Idlis recipes.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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  1. Combine the curds, powdered sugar, salt and ¼ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the round red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Pour this tempering over the curds mixture and mix well.
  5. Arrange the idlis on a serving plate and pour the tempered curd mixture evenly over it.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

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  1. Dahi Idli (Thayir idli)  is a perfect evening snack when you have some leftover idli from breakfast. So check some recipes given below using left over Idlis.

For making the idli thayir pachadi

  1. For making the dahi idli recipe, in a deep bowl, add the curd. We have whisked the curd before adding to form a smooth idli thayir pachadi. Learn how to make fresh homemade curd, using our recipe for curd
  2. Add the powdered sugar. Add the salt and ¼ cup of water.
  3. Mix well and keep aside. Our curd for  dahi idli (thayiru idli) is ready. 

Tempering for dahi idli

  1. For tempering the thalicha thayir idli, heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan. Ghee can be substituted with oil.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. You can also add chana dal and urad dal to this South-Indian tempering.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the round red chillies.
  4. For tempering the thalicha Dahi Idli (Thayir idli), heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan. Ghee can be substituted with oil.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds and mix well.
  6. Pour this tempering over the curds mixture.
  7. Mix well and our tempered dahi is ready to pour on idli. To learn how to make idli with homemade batter, refer our recipe for idli. 

How to make Dahi idli

  1. To make the curd idli, arrange the idlis on a serving plate. If making fresh idli, then preferably make use of mini idli to make bite sized Dahi Idli (Thayir idli). If you like a crunchy texture, then deep-fry the idlis and then pour the tadkewala curd.
  2. Pour the tempered curd mixture evenly over it. This is a quick version of Dahi Idli (Thayir idli), there is one more way to make this by preparing a coconut paste.
  3. Serve the dahi idli ( thayir idli) immediately garnished with coriander. You can even garnish with grated carrots, beetroots and crunchy boondi.

Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 
Green Chutney (Chaat) 
Sambar Recipe, South Indian Homemade Sambar Recipe 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy223 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates16.7 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat11.5 g
Cholesterol16 mg
Sodium23.6 mg
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Dahi Idli
 on 03 Apr 16 12:42 PM

A very easy and quick recipe which makes good use of left over idlis.
Dahi Idli
 on 26 Mar 15 01:32 PM

An instant and quick snack for kids after school. The tempering added to curd, makes it more tasty. I added chilled curd to my idlis, which was so refreshing. loved it.