One of the most popular and tasty South Indian dishes is the pancake type uttapam. You can see this dish in almost every South Indian home. It is quite easy to make and requires not too many ingredients. For this uttapam recipe, you need to soak the poha or methi seeds, lentils and rice and grind to form a thick batter. The batter should be then fermented overnight. It is the vegetables on the toppings that make uttapam look colourful like a pizza. So let’s get into this easy to make uttapam recipe.
- Preparation time for grinding and making the batter: 1 hr
- Fermentation time for the batter: 8 hour
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Total time: around 9-10 hours
- Course: Morning/evening
- Cuisine: South Indian
Ingredients required for uttapam recipe:
- 3 cup dosa rice/sona masuri rice
- 1 cup urad dal
- 2 cup puffed rice
- ½ tsp methi or fenugreek seeds
- 1 ½ tsp salt
For onion toppings
- 2 onion finely chopped
- 2 green chilli finely chopped
- 1-inch ginger finely chopped
- 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
- Few curry leaves finely chopped
- ½ tsp salt
How to make uttapam recipe:
- Take a large bowl and add two onions, two chilli, 1-inch finely-chopped ginger, few curry leaves, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt and mix well.
- On the stove, heat the dosa tawa and pour a ladleful of dosa batter.
- Spread the batter in a circular motion, as you do for masala dosa. The spreading should not be done much as it should be thicker than the regular dosa.
- Sprinkle the onion toppings on the dosa and press gently so that the toppings stick finely into the batter.
- Now add 1 tsp of oil around the uttapam.
- Cover it and let it cook for 1-2 minutes in low flame.
- Flip over the other side when the uttapam turns golden brown.
- Your uttapam is ready to serve with coconut chutney.
- To make the uttapam look more colourful, you can add leafy veggies along with the onions. You can also add carrot as a topping along with the onion mixture.
- If you don’t have time for making batter and fermentation, you can buy readymade idli/dosa batter from the store. By doing this way, you can save a lot of time. It takes only 30-35 minutes to make uttapam using readymade dosa batter.
- Cook on low to medium flame to prevent the uttapam from burning.
- Some people like to have it without any curry, but it tastes incredible when served with coconut chutney.