Oct 8, 2009

VEGETABLE UTHAPPAM & MINI VEGETABLE UTHAPPAM SANDWICH


Uthappam 's are thick dosa's made by rice and urad dal (split black lentils) batter. The batter is made of a ratio of 3:1 means 3 cups rice and 1 cup of split black lentils. Normally every week I grind idli and dosa batter for breakfast for first two days I use that batter for idli s and one day for dosas (the same batter) and the very last day I use the same batter for uthappams. But this time I change the recipe, long back I have seen this recipe in a TV show and it was a hit at that time and I tried it again last week end, yes for week end brunch it's a very ideal recipe. Because it's full of vegetables and high in calories and it's filling too. 1 medium size uthappam contains 180 calories and that too with vegetables it's a full meal. Here I go with the recipe…..
FOR UTHAPPAM BATTER:---
Urad dal – 1 cup (split black lentils)
Par boiled rice – 1 & 1/2 cup (idli rice)
Raw rice – 1 & 1/2 cup
Tour dal – 1 tab sp (split pegion peas)
Salt to taste

1. Wash both lentils in tap water for 3 -4 times and soak in enough water for 3 hours.

2. Mix, wash both rice also for 2-3 times and soak in enough water for 4 hours.
3. Now grind lentils in to a very smooth paste
4. And grind rice in to a fine rava consistency and mix with lentil paste add salt to taste mix well in a big bowl and leave in a warm place for 8 hours or over night to fermentation.
FORVEGETABLE TOPING:--
Cauliflower – 1 medium size cut in to small bite size pieces.
Carrot – 2 cut in to small pieces like cauliflower.
Potato – 1 big this also cut in to small pieces like cauliflower and carrot
Onion -- 1 big chopped finely
Coriander leaves – 1 tab sp chopped finely
Green chilies – 3 chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
Red chili powder – 1/4 tea sp (if you don't like much spice then remove red chili powder)
Garam masala – 1/2 tea sp
Oil – 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tea sp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tea sp
A few curry leaves
Ginger – 1 tea sp chopped

1. Soak cauliflower florets in salted warm water for 5 min. remove and leave a side.
2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seed and let them popup then add cumin seeds, chopped ginger, curry leaves let them fry for a while.
3. Now add chopped onion, potato stir once and cover and cook in a very low flame for 3 min.
4. Then add carrot pieces, turmeric powder, salt to taste, chopped green chilies, red chili powder (if using) mix well and sprinkle 1 tab sp water cover with a lid and cook in a very low flame for 5 min. stir in between.
5. If require add tab sp more water and add cauliflower pieces mix well cover and cook till vegetables become tender. It will take 5 more min.
6. After 5 min. open the lid mix well and add garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves cover the lid and switch off the flame and leave it like that for at least 10 min. then mix well.
7. Now heat a griddle or dosa pan sprinkle little water and wipe with a kitchen towel, spry some cooking spry or cooking oil now mix well and pour 1 &1/2 ladle lentil and rice batter which we fermented for over night.
8. Spread the batter in to a thick circle like a thick pan cake add 1/2 tea sp oil on the sides. And top with the vegetable mixture cover and cook for 2 sec. or till the bottom become light golden color.
9. Then flip the uthappan the other side and cook till light golden color (it will take 2 more sec.).
10 Remove from the pan and serve hot with coconut chutney or any other chutney
I served with tomato chutney.


1. Here I want to share a tip with you all with this same recipe you can make mini uthappam s also for kid's lunch box.
2. Use a dessert spoon to pour the batter instead of a big ladle to make mini uthappams and top with the vegetable mixture and fry both sides till nice golden color remove from heat and top with a drop of tomato sauce and cover with the other mini uthappam like a sandwich and pack it in kids lunch box as a vegetable sandwich uthappam.
I am sure your kids will like this….. I hope my idea will help you all.

36 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks so soft and yum...love the idea of sandwich with these...

Happy cook said...

Wow this just looks so so fluffy delcious.

Tina said...

Uthappam sandwich looks sooooo cute and attractive. Nice recipe dear....

Sushma Mallya said...

It looks like a pizza in the first snap, i liked all of them,looks very delicious and so cute those small uttappam look...lovely pics

Nandini said...

Whenever we visit South-Indian restaurants, the first thing my husband orders is uthappam because it's my favourite! The sandwiches are really cute and a very innovative idea!

prasu said...

Rekha.......mini uthappam's are looking yummy......good idea to use vegitbales..........

Pari said...

Hi Rekha. This is a nice version of Masala Uttapam. Will try ur version...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice click...kids will love this.

DEESHA said...

I love oothappams .. soo yumm

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so cute and delicious. A sure kid pleaser.

Priya said...

Mini uthappams looks prefect, soft and tempting me a lot...yummyilicious!!

meeso said...

That looks so awesome, I'm starving now... Please share! :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

small and cute ones...

Cham said...

Oh they are cute the sandwich!

chakhlere said...

Those mini sandwiches are so adorable!! Looks very tempting.

Gita said...

Wow Rekha...love your idea of mini oothappam sandwich...its so tempting :)

Uma said...

wow, wow, wow! tempting utappams. Mini utappams are really so cute!!

LG said...

making sandwiches is a neat idea dear. Good ones

Abhilash said...

Wow! this really looks awesome...

I used to have onion uthappam from a nearby uduppi hotel... this is a combination of different vegies... a nice dish

notyet100 said...

both look perfect Rekha,..;-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow look at those cuties,mini uttapams! Love it rekha!

sowmya.s said...

very cute..i think my son will love it this way..

Valarmathi said...

Uthappam sandwich, great idea Padma, looks good. Veg uthappam looks great and delicious.

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy oothapamms. and the mini dosas no doubt will be a super hi among kids. will give a try on my daughter. nice click

Prathibha said...

hmm..mini uthappams.. y only for kids??
I still love to have everything in either small size or over sized..so my dosas will be either small or very big..
I want those utappams now..they look really yummy..will try this next time..as I have already prepared batter for the weekend..

Curry Leaf said...

hearty and spicy.Looks great Rekha.Love the innovation for kids.Fluffy and filling these look

Sireesha said...

Looks so soft and fluffy wanted to grab from screen itself..

Padma said...

Really mini uthappam look so cute ... nice clicks

Padhu said...

WOW! Uthappam looks great.New comer to the blogging world. http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

*sangi* said...

pls come n collect ur award from my blog dear

Shri said...

Yummo, Rekha!Looks delicious

Sujatha said...

that close-up shot makes me drool! and a cool idea to sandwich them! I also liked your cauliflower kurma, thats definitely in my to-do list.. :)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Uthappam looks fluffy and crispy. Mini sandwich uthappam will be a big hit among the kids:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Uthappam looks so cute. Nice pictures. YUM! Sounds healthy too.

Varunavi said...

Super idea for kids,loved the sizes of uthappam :)

Rekha said...

This is a very interesting recipe, I am sure kids will be delighted.