I make uttapam often for breakfast but could not post it as my morning hours are usually hectic and I do not have time for taking pictures. Today I prepared it in the evening (dinner for me) just of the purpose of posting it here. The only disadvantage of being a food blogger is every time there is photo session, I have my food cold. That's ok, now back to uthappam. Whenever I grind idli batter, I make idli for the first 2 days with the batter, dosa on the 3rd day and uthappam or kuzhi paniyaram on the fourth day. I do not like having the batter for more than 4-5 days. Today we will learn how to make South Indian style onion uthappam following this easy recipe.
Ingredients needed for 2 Uthappams
Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Idli batter - 1/2 cup and a little more(check the link for Idli batter recipe)
Green chilli - 1-2 minced
Ginger - 1 inch piece minced
Oil for making uttappams (sesame seed oil preferable)
In a bowl combine onion, green chilli and ginger. Sprinkle a little salt and mix it. Remember the dosa batter has salt in it already.Keep this ready before heating the dosa tawa.
Heat a tawa, add a drop of oil and rub it with half an onion. This will help you to take the dosa from the tawa easily.
Once the tawa is heated well, pour a ladle of batter and spread it to form a thick dosa as shown in the picture. Do not spread it thin. Uthappams should be thick.
After a minute, sprinkle the onion mixture all over the dosa. Be generous in adding onions for the uthappam to taste great. Gently press it with the dosa ladle or spatula.
Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. Once the the base is golden brown and you see lot of holes on the top, flip the dosa to the other side.
Drizzle a little oil and let it cook the other side. Once it is cook, remove the dosa from the tawa and serve hot with chutney or sambar.
Note - You can sprinkle idli podi after you sprinkle onions for added taste and flavor.
Another variation -You can mix the onions, green chilli and ginger with the batter and make dosa. Both methods work fine.
I have long time back posted onion tomato uthappam and mixed vegetable uthappam. Do enjoy preparing that also.
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