Thair Idli

Yogurt in known as Thair in Tamil and Dahi in Hindi.

My best friends from college had come home for lunch today. I had made a South Indian lunch. For starters, I had planned to make masala vadai. Then I thought instead of that I’ll do something which will not involve deep frying.

I have  made this Thair idlis before and it was well appreciated by everyone. So I decided to make it for my friends today.

They liked it very much and I was very very happy:) Sharing this simple recipe with you all. Hope you would like it too:)


Idlis – 12

Yogurt – 2 cups

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Asafoetida ( hing/ perungayam) – 1/8th tsp

To grind to a paste


Grated coconut- 1/2 cup

Almond ( badam)flakes – 1/4th cup

Green chillies – 2-3

Cumin seed ( jeera) – 1 tsp

For garnishing


Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Pomegranate – 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp


Grind coconut, almond flakes, green chillies and cumin seeds to a smooth paste adding little water.

Beat the yogurt well. Add the ground paste, sugar, salt to taste and 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Keep it the fridge till required.

To serve the Thair Idli


First soak the idlis in plain water for 5 mins.

Take it out and squeeze it dry gently.

Arrange the idlis on a serving plate.
Pour over some generous amount of yogurt sauce over the idlis.

Sprinkle some red chilli powder, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and pomegranate and serve immediately:)