Thinking of what to eat on Sunday? Try this recipe of masala veggie uttapam! This uttapam is loaded with vegetables and spices which is a great way to start your day.
An uttapam is a South Indian style of dosa (also spelt uthapam, uthapam, etc.). An uttapam is a fatter dosa with toppings as opposed to a regular dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like. Because appam is prepared in a pan with a round bottom and utthia-appam is prepared on a flat skillet, the name is derived from the Tamil words appam and utthia or uttria, meaning "poured appam." It is specifically mentioned in old Tamil literature. Idli, dosas, or uttappams are the traditional morning foods of Tamil people, usually served with sambar and chutney.
Rice and urad dal are combined in a 1:3 ratio to make the uttapam batter. The rice can be a mixture of ordinary rice, like basmati, and rice that has been parboiled. After soaking the rice and lentils overnight, they are crushed and fermented till they rise. In a circular pattern, the batter is spread over a hot pan before the toppings are added and gently slapped into place. When it is golden brown, oil is again drizzled around it, and a flip is performed to ensure that the second surface is also baked. The uttapam is subsequently prepared for serving and consumption.