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SIMPLE HOMEMADE RAVA ONION UTTAPAM RECIPE

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Uttapam, which is often referred to as ‘Indian Pizza’, is a popular dish in South India. Generally made out of a mixture of ground rice and urad dal, this crepe-like preparation has a crisp outer surface while the inner layer is soft like idly. I thought of cooking simple homemade uttapam with semolina (rava/sooji) instead of rice and urad dal (I didn’t even try to opt for any of those ready-made uttapam mixes available in the market). Rava onion uttapam is a good choice for breakfast. It is quite filling too! The recipe is undemanding and you can make uttapam easily with the help of easily available in ingredients at home.

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SIMPLE HOMEMADE RAVA ONION UTTAPAM RECIPE

 

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes

TIME FOR FERMENTING: 45 minutes

COOKING TIME: 3 minutes (for each uttapam)

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

(To make 8-10 thin and roundish sheets of uttapam, not more than 8-9 centimeters in diameter)

  • Semolina (rava/sooji): 2 cups
  • Curd (dahi): 2 cups
  • Shredded ginger: 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped onions: 3-4 tablespoons
  • Roughly chopped coriander leaves: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Dry roast the semolina in low heat for two minutes in a non-stick kadhai.

12. Transfer the roasted semolina in a bowl and mix it thoroughly with curd.

43. Add shredded ginger to the rava-dahi mixture and whip it up into a thick and smooth batter. The consistency has to be soft and somewhat runny. If the mixture tends to be sticky, add a little bit of water to get the desired texture.

54. Cover the bowl and leave it undisturbed for about 45 minutes to 1 hour (to ferment).

5. After that, add salt and stir the batter to mix well.

6. Sprinkle oil on a non-stick non-stick tawa/pan, spread it on the surface and heat the tawa. Scoop out and pour one ladleful of batter on the tawa.

67. Spread it gently to make a thin uttapam. Sprinkle some shredded onions and coriander leaves on top.

78. When it is sufficiently cooked (it should not take more than 1 ½ minute), turn it upside down and let it cook.

89. Transfer it carefully on a plate and repeat the steps 6, 7 and 8 to prepare more uttapam with the left over batter.

910. Serve it hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

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ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • You may also use semolina directly while mixing it with curd. It is not mandatory to dry roast it.
  • You may use a variety of other shredded vegetables too like tomatoes and bell peppers.
  • If you wish to make it hot and spicy, add chopped green chillies.
  • The tawa needs to be hot enough before you make your first uttapam, else you will find it difficult to make it.
  • Turning the uttapam upside down can be tricky. You may like to use a flat spoon for the purpose.

 

Making rava onion uttapam is easy and it is great if you want a heavy breakfast to be served. The smell of fresh coriander is also appetizing. Adding vegetables makes it a tasty as well as nutritious. Enjoy your ‘Indian Pizza’ with your family at the breakfast table and gear up for the day!

 

By Somreeta Mukherjee

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2 Responses

  1. Divya Thapa says:

    Somreeta, The masterchef of Gupshupavenue. Hehe Great recipes! Keep it coming!http://gupshupavenue.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif

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