19 November, 2006

Veg Uttappa

I remember the days of my childhood when my Amma tried to feed us veggies. I was very picky with vegetables. Hated one for its colour and another for its shape; disliked one for its texture and another for its taste; oh… so many reasons not to eat vegetables. But Amma was too smart to leave us just like that. She had so many secret weapons in her treasure chest which she used whenever required. She made us fruit juice and ice creams when we were not ready to eat fruits, made veggie cutlets and colourful dosas when were ran away from vegetables, made healthy rice dishes with wide array of vegetables chopped into so small pieces so that it will be difficult to pick them and pile in the corner of plates, mixed fresh fruits and raw vegetables in yogurt to mix with rice and roties, mixed vegetable purees with chappati atta to make them colourful and attractive… and not to forget different varieties of dosas with smiley faces cheering us…
Memories…lovely memories… Well, let me come back to present…. If anyone were to ask me which I dislike the most my answer would be none… Yes Amma, you heard it right:) Thanks to my hubby dear who made me fall in love with all the vegetables. I love using as many different varieties of vegetables as possible in any dish which I feel gives 'kick' to it. As my hubby prefers dosas for breakfast on weekdays than breakfast cereals, I’m always on a search for as many recipes as possible. The one which works perfect for us is Uttappa. I usually make Uttappa batter for 2-3 days and add different types of vegetables on different days. Here is a recipe for making Veg Uttappa.


Veg Uttappa

Ingredients:
1 cup Raw Rice
1 cup Par Boiled Rice
1/4 cup Dehusked Black gram
1 tbsp Red gram Dal
1/2 tbsp Fenugreek/Methi seeds
Salt to Taste.

Indian Healthy Pizza, Veg Uttappa

Vegetables used:
Grated Carrot
Finely chopped Capsicum
Finely chopped Onion
Grated Cauliflower
Finely chopped Green Chillies(Acc to taste)
Finely chopped Coriander Leaves

Indian Healthy version of Pizza

Method:
Soak all ingredients in water for 3-4 hours.
Grind then to smooth paste adding salt and enough water.
Allow to ferment till next day.
Heat a tawa/pan and spread a laddle full of batter into thick circle.
Sprinkle finely chopped vegetables on top evenly.
Cook both sides in medim flame till they turn golden brown.
Serve hot with sambhar/chutney/pickle.

Veg Uttappa served with Potato Sambar


Note:
Add as many or as little vegetables you want.
With the same batter you can make Onion, Cauliflower, Tomato, Carrot, Capsicum Uttappa.

Veg Uttappa served with Potato Sambar

20 comments:

  1. Omigosh...just look at those beauties! even wonderful was your description of your mom, God bless moms for everything they do..and for putting up with our antics!

    Your Uttapams look wonderful! especially the shredded carrots!Hope you're having a pleasant weekend! I just made some "aloo parathas" for lunch, come over, why dont you? we'll have some with tea!

    Cheers,Trupti

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  2. he he trupti, wish we could join u for lunch:) i have made paneer makhanwala and palak kofta with jeera rice and plain parata:) will post the recipes soon...
    tc dear
    cheers
    supriya

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  3. hey suppi :
    nice pics again ...i have a different recipe for veg uttappa ...i kind of roast the veggies as well ...gives a wonderful aroma of grilled veggies ...will post my version soon ...the sambar also looks yummy ...

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  4. mmm... thats interesting seems... i usually fry onions a bit while making onion uttappa... do post ur recipe soon
    cheers
    supriya

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  5. Rightly said. Veg uthapam is our version of pizza. Looks delicious.

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  6. thanks lakshmi... hey u r lakshmi krishnan right? bit confused here:)
    cheers girl
    supriya

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  7. Supriya, I guess my mum wasn't as success as your mum. I am so picky for a vegetarian. And now thanks to hubby trying out everything! You are like me. Can't really do the breakfast cereal thing. But uttapa! whoa! what time do you get up?!?! i'm sticking with my upma and idli weekday breakfasts! :)
    Pravs.

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  8. hi praveena,
    i'm not a early bird... i usually finish all my cooking before i goto bed... morning its all about making dosa and thats about it:) just chop veggies n keep in fridge to put the topping... its quite less time consuming:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  9. hmm...your recipe makes the uttapam very interesting! I don't usually make uttapams since my hubby is not very fond of them but your picture(and the recipe) are very tempting!

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  10. Still that means you have to do you something after dinner :) I'm just lazy after dinner....typical couch potato! Nah you are a good influence on me. I have been trying to keep up with you and Trupti and my hubby is thanking you guys for it! lol! he gets a huge variety of yummy dishes to try EVERYDAY now! lol!
    catch ya l8r. I think I krishna will be missing you when you go to india! lol.
    Pravs

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  11. supriya, me again! updated my blog with stuffed okra. Have a look.

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  12. hi nalini,
    thanks for dropping by and ur comment:) hope u try making uttappa after this:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  13. hi praveena,
    checked ur okra dish:) looks delicious... hope u guys enjoyed it too:) will check ur blog later in leisure... just took apeek at ur baking:)
    cheers girl
    have fun
    supriya

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  14. hi praveena,
    forgot to mention that my hubby is coming with me:) he cant leave without yummy food u see;)
    cheers
    supriya

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  15. Hey Supriya ...Its me vanitha ...These days even I am a gr8 fan of all these cooking blogs ..I hav visited lot of blogs , but your's is fantastic ...Cool man ...

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  16. hi vanita, thanks a lot gil for ur compliments:) do keep in touch girl:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  17. My Mom will prepare mouth watering Uttappa, Various Dosas......etc by using various vegetables and grains.
    I want to share those recipies in this blog, some time later.

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  18. Hey sia,

    Just had a question about parboiled rice.Am using it fr the first time for dosa's.Is it difficult to grind and the consistency sticky too.Some how find it difficult to grind in my blender

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  19. @Shweta Shetty, yes, it can be little difficult if u don't have the right type of grinder to grind the rice for dosa batter. u can use sona masuri in its place. I have been using broken basmati rice which is quite cheaper than sona masuri here in UK for the last 4-5 years and the dosas turn out really good :) Do let me know if u need any further info.

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  20. Hey Sia thanks for the feedback...will try with a different variety of rice

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