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dahi idli recipe | curd idli chaat recipe 2 ways | suji dahi idli

easy dahi idli recipe | curd idli chaat recipe 2 ways | suji dahi idli
Course chaat
Cuisine south indian
Keyword dahi idli recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 319kcal


for rava idli:

  • 1 cup rava / semolina / suji coarse
  • ½ cup curd
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp eno fruit salt

for sweetened curd:

  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup water

for south indian style thayir idli:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 2 tbsp cashew
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 chilli finely chopped
  • 2 inch ginger finely chopped
  • pinch hing
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • boondi
  • chilli powder

for street style dahi idli chaat:


how to make soft instant rava idli:

  • firstly, in a pan dry roast 1 cup rava on low flame. roasting rava prevents idli from turning sticky.
  • cool completely, and transfer to the bowl.
  • add ½ cup curd, ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well until everything is well combined.
  • further, add ¾ cup water and mix well until there are no lumps in the batter.
  • cover and rest for 20 minutes, or until the suji is soaked well.
  • now add ½ tsp eno fruit salt and 2 tbsp water.
  • mix gently forming a frothy idli consistency batter.
  • pour the batter into greased idli plate.
  • steam the idli on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • finally, rava idli is ready to prepare chaat.

how to make sweetened curd:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup curd, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt and ¼ cup water.
  • whisk and mix forming a smooth consistency curd.
  • sweetened curd is ready. make sure the consistency is slightly watery, else the idli will not absorb the curd.

how to make south indian style thayir idli

  • firstly, prepare the tempering to mix with sweetened curd. for that heat 2 tsp oil.
  • add 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp chana dal, 2 tbsp cashew, 2 tbsp raisins, 2 chilli, 2 inch ginger and pinch hing.
  • splutter the tempering and roast the cashew until it turns golden brown.
  • pour the tempering over the sweetened curd.
  • also, add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  • to serve the thayir idli, in the plate place 3 idli.
  • pour prepared tempered curd over it generously.
  • top with boondi and sprinkle a little chilli powder.
  • finally, enjoy south indian style thayir idli.

how to make street style dahi idli chaat:

  • firstly, to serve the curd idli chaat, on the plate place 3 idli and pour prepared sweetened curd over it generously.
  • top with green chutney, tamarind chutney.
  • sprinkle a little chilli powder, cumin powder and chaat masala.
  • also, top with onion, sev and coriander.
  • finally, enjoy street style dahi idli chaat.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 5mg