Saturday, September 12, 2009

Healthy & Super Easy Tri-color Uthappam

We all love south-Indian food in our home, specially my kids, be it a dosa, idli,uthappam, special variety rice..etc. To make this batter ready, used to take lot of time for grinding as I do not have the special stone-grinder which most of you might have it, and it too happened one day because of lack of time, I over loaded my grinder, which resulted in buying one new machine altogether..As then I discovered this recipe, about mixing rice flour instead of rice, and eliminated my time grinding process. Just ferment it overnight which we would have usually done, and it SUPER SOFT IDLI, CRISPY DOSA & YUMMY UTHAPPAM.. Here is the recipe. You can use this batter for both idli & dosas.


Know what you eat: The lentil (Urad Dal) is a bean grown in Southen Asia and is black in color. This lentil is a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. This lentils are also a good source of two B-vitamins, protein and iron with with virtually no fat. The dehusked lentil is used in this dish and will be available in any Asian Indian store. Brightly colored vegetables are rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. Vegetables are a powerful source of antioxidants. These antioxidants work together to effectively neutralize free radicals, which can travel through the body causing huge amounts of damage to cells. Free radicals are major players in the build up of cholesterol in the arteries that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, the nerve and blood vessel damage seen in diabetes. Uthappam is an savoury pancake with vegetables made from Rice & Lentil and is an South Indian dish.

Cooking Time - 20 mins
Preparation Time - 10 mins(Excluding the batter)

Ingredients for batter:

1 C Split White Urad Dal(White Lentil) Soak the dal for atleast 3-4 hours
2-3/4 C Rice Flour

Method of making this batter:

Soak white urad dal for 3-4 hours and grind it in regular grinder using liberal water. In a huge pot where the batter will be kept for fermentation, add rice flour and warm water till you get a dosa batter like consistency...mix thouroughly, now add the grinded dal, and once again mix the entire batter nicely..without forming any lumps..Keep it for fermentation for atleast 8 hours. I usually keep in my oven with the light on, if the weather is cold.The heat from the light will make the batter to ferment. This batter is good for 3- 4 days in fridge.

Ingredients for tri-color uthappam:

2 C Batter
1 C Finely Chopped vegetables ( Carrot, Cabbage & Brocolli)
1 Tbsp Chopped, Cilantro
1 tsp Grated Ginger
2 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chilli
Salt to taste
6-8 tsp Oil

For tempering:

2 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
3 pinches of Asafoetida

Method:

1) Combine the chopped vegetables, to batter with salt, & give a tadka using all the ingredients from "tempering" . Mix it well.
2) For making Uthappam, heat a iron / nonstick griddle, once warm enough take a ladle of batter and pour this batter to make a nice round shape of uthappams, just like pan cakes, now add a tsp of oil around the batter.
3) Cover it and cook for 2-3 mins in medium heat and once one side is well cooked and the batter on the top has changed color flip and now cook the other side without covering for a minute.
11) Once well cooked remove and serve with ketchup / chutney or Sambar of your choice.

25 comments:

Shri said...

Looks super delicious!Wow, I wish I could somehow grab that with the Sambar !Yummo!

chakhlere said...

Uthhapam is my favorite dish!! This looks yummy!

Purva Desai said...

very colourful and nutritrious uttapa....
Thanks for bringing it to my notice about the snap....:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

Priya said...

Gorgeous and colourful as well as healthy uthappams..

lata raja said...

Beautiful uttappams.BTW i have made your Dhal Dhokli and loved it! Thank You.

Suparna said...

hellllllllllo,
Wow, it's a Sunday morning! and yummm what a tasty treat for the eyes! looks great and healthy!
Happy weekend
tc

Priya Narasimhan said...

this post is a boon for us..we make the batter every week...using rice flour would save lots of time and energy...will pass on the info to my relatives too. :-)the pictures look lovely..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Really looking colourful and its a feast for eyes :)

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Sush said...

broccoli addition to the dosa batter is something new. Also, Thanks for sharing the information on urad dal.

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't know what the uttappams, but they look gorgeous..

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sowmya.s said...

thye looks so delicious...nice picture...

Happy cook said...

I love the idea of utapom in 3 colours, looks beautiful and yumm.

Jyoti said...

Looks so colorful and yummy..feel like grabbing it right away!

S said...

wow..looks superb..will be following u from now on..
do visit my blog sometime..

Parita said...

Love the look of sambhar..making me crave some right now!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an colorful and yum recipe.....

Vrinda said...

Lovely colorful oothappam...

Padma said...

Very colorful and tempting... pass me some please :)

Sireesha said...

Utthapam ooks colorful and tempting...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Uthappam looks colorful and healthy. Wanna try this!

iRaw said...

This looks incredibly delicious! Your recipes rock!

my kitchen said...

Yummy and colorful uthappam. You can visit my blog,view recipes and give ur response

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Everyone...for your delicious comments..do keep visiting for more healthy recipes..

Indu Subramanian said...

Yummy and colorful Oothappam

 
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