Sunday 8 June 2014
South Indian Pizza - Uttapam with spicy beetroot topping
I have tried most cuisines across India but South Indian is my favourite. I can have idli, dosa, uttapam for breakfast, lunch, dinner forever and not to forget, rice!! A die hard South Indian eh?! :-D
Okay, so I love to try different Uttapams. One such Uttapam turned out to be a huge hit in my family. Traditionally Uttapams are made up of chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies and some ginger in dosa/idli batter. Here is another recipe to make Uttapams more interesting
Ingredients [There is no fixed quantity for any of the ingredients. You can use as much or as less as possible depending on your taste]
Idli batter [or Dosa batter ]
Finely chopped onions
Finely chopped beetroot
Finely chopped green chillies
1 heaped tsp Jeera
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Add some salt to the batter. If it is idli batter you are using then you need to add some extra water.
Mix onions, beetroot, green chillies, jeera and salt.
Heat a frying pan, use a tissue paper and wipe its surface with oil.
Pour a ladle of batter and spread it to make a round shape of half inch thickness.
Add the beetroot mix on top, spread it evenly, do not press.
Pour some oil around the corners and on top, simmer the flame and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Flip again, increase the flame and let the bottom turn brown by cooking for another minute.
Thats it! Uttapam is ready!! Enjoy it with your favourite chutney. Few chutney recipes can be found here.. Plain Coconut chutney, Tomato chutney, Coconut chutney, Turai chutney (Beerakaya pachadi)