Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Onion Chilli Uthappam

Onion Chilli Uthappam

A delicate most tasty recipe in dosa corner. I can call it a Indian spicy pizza and its so tasty....


For the batter:
Urad dal - 1 cup
Dosa Rice - 3 cups
Channa Dal - 2 tbl spn
Toor Dal - 2 tbl spn
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbl spn
Beaten rice / poha - 1 handful
Sugar - 1 tbl spn
Salt to taste.

For Toppings
Onion - 1 Large finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 nos finely chopped
Carrot - 1 small grated
Coriander leaves - 2 strands chopped
Curry leaves - Around 15 leaves finely chopped
Tomato - 1/2 coarsely chopped (Optional )
Ground nuts (broken) - 1/2 cup fried
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
1) Soak all the above ingredients together for about 8 hours with sufficient water
2) Then, grind the mixture into a fine paste and add salt to this and set aside to ferment for about 8 hours.
(I usually soak the mixture in the morning, grind in the night before going to bed, and let it to ferment through the night)
3) Once the batter is fermented (You will notice a increase in quantity so place the bowl on a big plate or give enough space in the bowl for the mixture to increase) give it another good mix with some sugar and its ready to make dosas.

Making of Uthappam:
1) Take a flat pan, and once it is hot, put 1 tsp oil, mustard, add onion, chillies, green leaves and saute for 30 seconds in medium flame. Transfer the lightly fried mix to another plate.
2) On the same flat pan, once it is hot, take one cup full of dosa batter and pour it in the center of the pan, and spread lightly  in circular motion forming a thick dosa.
3)Evenly spread the onion mix on the batter quickly, sprinkle ground nuts, carrot  and press using spatula so that the mixture settles well with batter.
4) Spread oil around the dosa and allow it to cook/roast well.
5)Take a spatula and try to lift the dosa starting from the edges.
6)Top it up with some butter. and serve with chutney or sambar.


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