Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Uthappam/Oothappam/Savoury pancakes topped with vegetables

I made uthappam for breakfast today.Both me and my brother like them.I never could finish one of these and my brother one and half.They are quite heavy.I guess u can have them for lunch or dinner too.We never did though.My mom made uthappam batter seperately.They are basically rice and lentil savoury pancakes with onions,tomatoes and vegetable toppings of ur choice.So u get ur carbs,protein and veggies in one serving.

1 cup split urad dal,pre-washed
1/2 cup yellow moong dal,pre-washed
1/2 cup channa dal,pre-washed
2&1/2 cups rice,pre-washed
1 cup atukulu/poha,pre-washed
1/2 tsp menthulu/fenugreek seeds

For toppings:
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 carrot grated
1 large tomato deseeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup finley chopped cilantro
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds

 Keep aside.

For uthappam batter:
Pre-wash and soak all dals and rice together along with menthulu.Pre-wash and soak poha seperately.Soak all of them for 8 hrs.Wash and drain water and gring in a wet grinder or mixie till till it becomes soft, adding water if necessary.The batter should be thicker than the dosa batter and thinner than the idli batter.Keep in a warm place like oven,overnight, slightly covered.In the morning the batter would  rise and is fermented.Add salt just before making the uthappam.

Method to make uthappam:
Heat an iron girdle or pan and spread a tsp of oil over it .Pour a ladle full of the batter onto the hot pan and spread it (uthappam should not be crispy nor too thick).It should be about 1/2 inch think.Drizzle a tsp of oil around and on the uthappam and cover it and steam cook for 4-5 mins on low heat.When golden brown, turn and cook for another min or two.Serve with chutney of ur choice.
My mom always served it with peanut chutney and I love the combination.So thats what I did.Enjoy!!!!

Note :
This measurement is for a family of 4 people.Double or half the measurements according to the needs of ur family.The unsalted batter can be stored in fridge.


Unknown said...

I usually make utapam wid regular idly batter but ur Utappam is different for me...never tried thid b4..would like to try n taste this soon.

Bhagi said...

Thats what ammamma does Kavya....Amma ila chestundi...and I like this better.....

Anonymous said...

Oh u explained it so well , i'll surely do . u told many good tips like batter in a warmer place , cover the appam with a lid . All very important tips . Is peanut chutney is pottu kadala or kappalandi ?

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