Thick pancake with crisp edges and soft and spongy insides topped with vegetables, a popular South Indian breakfast, is vegetable uttapam. This is the third most popular South Indian food item after idli and dosa, according to me :). I use a common batter for my idli, dosa, uttapam and other such recipes. This recipe also uses the leftover idli dosa batter. The vegetable uttapam can be customized, not the uttapam in fact, its toppings. You can add in vegetable as per choice and availability. It is a regular preparation at my place because it is easy and simple to make and is definitely very healthy and wholesome.
First things first…
Batter for uttapam: Here is the recipe for the batter. This is a common batter for most of the South Indian preparations, as mentioned above. However, the consistency needs to be adjusted. It is a detailed recipe with lots of tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts for a perfect idli dosa uttapam, etc batter.
Vegetables: I have used very basic, the most basic veggies for vegetable uttapam i.e. onions, tomatoes, and coriander. You can also use capsicum, carrot, coconut, beetroot, etc.
Onion uttapam is another uttapam already on the blog. This is not just the regular uttapam with some onions on the top, there is more to it. Likewise, with the idli batter dibba rotti is one thing you should try. You will fall in love with this one.
It can be served with coconut chutney and peanut chutney for a weekday breakfast or can be combined with idli, one pot sambar, spicy buttermilk, pineapple kesari, and podi for an elaborate weekend brunch, as I did recently.
1.This recipe makes 4-6 vegetable uttapams.
2.Heat a non stick pan. And take a big ladle and fill in the batter.
Tips:If you are not using a non stick pan just drizzle little oil on the pan and wipe it off with a tissue or a halved onion.
3.Spread in a circular motion.
Tips:Do not make it too thick or too thin.
4.Let it cook on a low flame. Bubbles will appear on the top.
5.Top it with chopped vegetable and sprinkle a little salt.
6.Press it lightly so those vegetables stick properly on the uttapam.
7.Drizzle little oil.
8.Flip the uttapam and cook it from the other side too.
9.Serve hot. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
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