Looking out for a healthy and nutritious breakfast option? We’d suggest you try this crisp and porous traditional south Indian breakfast item – Uttapam. It is a dosa-like preparation which literally means ‘poured appam’ in Tamil. The uttapam recipe is prepared with the usual dosa batter, made using rice and urad dal, but it is thicker and has a distinct texture. It is usually topped with onion, tomatoes, capsicum, carrots, and green chillies. Some of the popular Uttapam varieties available on restaurant and eatery menus are onion Uttapam, tomato Uttapam, masala Uttapam, and pizza Uttapam.
The Uttapam is usually served with a portion of coconut chutney and sambar. You can serve these south Indian-style pancakes for breakfast, lunch or supper – basically any time of the day since it makes for a filling meal.
Chef Ranveer Brar’s shows you how to make quick vegetarian uttapam at home in this step-by-step instructional video. This Uttapam is the hearty breakfast you need to kick start your day with.
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More Uttapam RecipesNow that you know how to whip up this easy south Indian breakfast item, it is time you look at a couple of uttapam variations because – the more options, the merrier! Don’t you think?
Who said making an uttapam from scratch was a tedious task? Just check out this simple suji uttapam recipe by LF team and you’ll know that it’s not. Semolina, yogurt, ginger, water, salt, and a little oil is all you need to make these south Indian-style pancakes. And, just in case, you’re in the mood for some toppings, you can sprinkle some chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, and fresh coriander leaves on the uttapam.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to making Suji Uttapam recipe Trust LF expert Gurdip Kohli Punj to share innovative, kid-friendly recipe ideas. In this particular recipe, she’s got a unique idea to feed your children some fruits. The expert hides most of the fruits – muskmelon, pineapple, kiwi, and banana – by adding their purée in the batter. Click here for a step-by-step guide to making fruit uttapam.
“I don’t need sambar,” said no one ever! Sambar, the hearty lentil-based broth, is one wholesome accompaniment. Its versatility is such that it can be eaten with a variety of south Indian dishes such as uttapam, idli, medu vada, appam and more. You can even enjoy it with a piping hot bowl of steamed rice. Check out this step-by-step sambar recipe video in Hindi by Gurdip Kohli Punj. Now, you may not realise, but it is the sambar powder that boasts of the potential to make or break your recipe. Hence, it is important you ace the coarse spice mix first. Lucky for you, we already have a sambar powder recipe on Livingfoodz.com. Calling all south Indian food lovers, give your usual dosa and idli a break to try out these yummy snacks from the same region. Think idiappams, ragi dosa, pesarattu dosa and more.
Must try: Idiappam
Craving south Indian but don’t feel like cooking? Matunga completes Mumbai’s diverse food scene with its 11 Udupi cafés – each of which is known to serve healthy food at great value of money. Looking at their popularity, we decided to trace the history and origin of these south Indian eateries. Don’t forget to visit these Udupi eateries when you’re in Mumbai!
How south India makes the most of its rice
Now, Uttapam and idli are just two basic examples of how south Indian states use its staple – rice - in cooking. We, at Living Foodz, decided to delve deeper and bring to you a list of four lesser-known but equally tasty rice dishes prepared in various parts of south India.
For people outside Karnataka, Udupi cuisine may just be about idli, dosa and uttapam. However, there’s so much more to the cuisine than these three items. We discovered this fact during the shoot of our show Utsav: Thalis of India. Read about the indigenous vegetables, traditional recipes, and local traditions from this small yet influential town in Karnataka here.
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