Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Capsicum and Spring Onion Uttapam

Incontiuation of my previous post of the "All so famous Dosa"; here is a very simple recipe for the Capsicum and Spring Onion Uttapam which is a refreshing change from the regular uttapam that we normally eat in udipi restaurants.

Red capsicum and green spring onions makes the uttapam very colorful and very delicious.


1 cup rice
1/4 cup urad dal
1 tsp methi dana
1/2 cup poha (pressed rice)
Salt to taste
Water to blend
1 table spoon red capsicum (finely chopped)
1 table spoon spring onions along with the greens (finely chopped)
1 tsp oil


Soak the rice, poha, urad dal and methi dana in a bowl for atleast 4-5 hours. Drain the water completely and transfer the soaked rice and dal to the blender. Blend the rice and dal along with poha and methi dana adding water in small amount to the blender to form a thick batter of pourable consistency. Transfer the batter to a bowl and cover with a lid and keep it in a warm corner overnight or atleast for 8 hours. The batter will rise and ferment during this time.

Now add salt and enough water to the batter incase the batter is thick enough. Make sure that you control the amount of water is added to the batter as we need a thicker batter to make the uttapam. Heat a non stick tava, pour the laddle full of onion uttapam and start rolling it across the circumference of the tava. Make sure that we dont thin out the uttapam. Now add the finely chopped green onions and red capsicum all over the uttapam. Let it cook from one side. Now add oil over the side of the uttapam that has the onions and capsicum and turn the uttapam upside down and press it with the spatula and let it cook on the other side for 5 mins till it is crisp and ready to be served.

Serve hot with coconut or green coriander chutney!!!!!!!

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