Uttappam is a South Indian Breakfast recipe. Dosa batter after sometime attains a little sour taste. Though dosa may not be good, this is the best kind of batter for Uttappam. Uttappam is similar to Dosa, but it is thick like a pan cake with different toppings. Uttappam is crispy at the bottom and fluffy on the top. Uttappam can be served with Chutney, Sambar, and Milagai Podi etc. Here follows three different types of the basic Uttappam.
Idli Batter – 2 cups
Onion – 2 (finely chopped)
Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
Grated Ginger – ½ tsp
Curry Leaves – 1- to 15 leaves
Chopped Cilantro (Dhania) – 2 tbsp
Tomato – 1 (deseeded and finely chopped)
Chopped Capsicum – ¼ cup
Salt to taste
Chilli Flakes – as per preference
You can use readymade or homemade dosa batter.
Mix Onion, Green Chillies, Curry Leaves and Cilantro.
Heat a griddle pan or Dosa Tawa. Sprinkle Oil and wipe with a tissue and spread the oil evenly on the pan.
Pour a ladle of batter on it and spread in a circular motion into a small thick round. You can make three to four such rounds in the pan depending on the size of the pan.
Spread the Onion mixture on the top surface of one Uttappam, chopped Capsicum on the second one and the Tomato Pieces on the third.
Sprinkle some Salt and Chilli Flakes on the Tomato and Capsicum Toppings. Press the toppings lightly with a flat ladle. Sprinkle some oil on the top and pour a little oil on the sides of the Uttappams.
Let the Uttappams fry till the base of the Uttappam turn golden brown. The batter on the top surface of the Uttappam should look cooked. Flip and continue frying till the other side also turns light brown.