Thalicha (Seasoned) Idli

Thalicha (Seasoned) Idli


  • Idli batter – 1 big bowl (To make 8 idli)
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch
  • Cashew Nuts – few
  • Ground Nut – a handful
  • Green chillies – 1 to 2
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Garlic Pearls – 2
  • Curry Leaves – few


  1. When we have over fermented or left over idli batter, normally we make Dosa, Oothappam etc. Instead, we can season the batter and make this spicy idli.
  2. Chop ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves finely.
  3. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add the dhals and nuts, asafotida powder and fry till the dhals turn into light brown. Then add chopped ginger, garlic, chillies and curry leaves. Fry for few more seconds. Add this seasoning to the batter. Mix well and make idlies.
  4. Serve with chutney, sambar or Idli Podi.


  1. dear kamala mam,
    am shankari staying in bngle, here rava idly is famous, here all use idly rava. the rava idly u mentioned, for that which rava is suitable, kindly message me mam.

  2. kothaisharanya km

    i am intrested in cooking,but know few recipes you teach me lot,thank you so much………..

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