Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Carrot Uttapam Recipe-Uthappam-Fun Food for Kids

Uttapam or Uthappam or Uthappa is a thick pancake/thick dosa prepared with toppings such as onion, tomatoes, capsicum, cabbage, mixed vegetables or carrot. It is usually served with sambar or chutney. Today we will learn how to make carrot uttapam and also how to make fun food for kids with dosa.

Make Breakfast time fun for kids 
carrot uttapam
Tiger Cub with Carrot Uttapam -Fun food for kids 
How to make Breakfast time fun for kids

If the meal or breakfast is served in a creative way, kids will love to eat.
You do not have to be an artist to make all these. Make 2 carrot uttapams one bigger and 1 smaller one.
Use the bigger one for the face of the tiger cub.
Cut the smaller one into 2 halves and use it for the ears. 
Another small bit or triangle for the nose. That's it!!!
I have used carrots and raisins for the eyes and capsicum for the mouth.(forgot to keep the whiskers-but that does not matter)
This is a great way to sneak vegetables into your kids diet. Instead of worrying that your kid is not having enough vegetables, try these tips and I guarantee you that it will work out. Have fun with your kids!!

How to make Carrot Uttapam 

Ingredients needed

Dosa batter (click the link to see dosa batter recipe)
Onions finely chopped
Carrot finely grated
Green chillies -finely chopped (omit for kids)
Coriander leaves finely chopped - few (optional)
Oil for making uttapam -(preferably sesame seed oil)


Wash, peel and grade carrots.

Finely chop onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Mix everything and keep it ready.

how to prepare uttapam


Heat a non stick or a cast iron tawa, when it is hot enough, reduce the flame to medium.

Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it in a circular motion. Uthappam should be thick and spongy, so do not spread too much.(refer picture above)

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. When holes start appearing on the top, sprinkle the onion+carrot +green chilli mix on the top of the uthappam. Keep the flame low and cover the uttapam if required.

Once the corners start lifting up, flip it over to the other side. Drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil around the uthappam. 

Once it is cook, remove from the tawa and serve hot with sambar or chutney.

More Uttapam Recipes from Padhukitchen

Vegetable Uttapam 

Onion Uttapam 

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  1. So cute... Love the carrots on the uttapam... Innovative...I am bookmarking this as my toddler might love this...

  2. Cute looking uthappams out there :)

  3. tempting shape for the kids for sure.. healthy one too

  4. Very cute and lovely looking uttahaoam.

  5. i put lot of other things inclding onion pieces,tomato pieces, capscum(different colors), some sauce etc so tht it becomes "dosa-pizza". I do not flip it over to avoid disturbing the vegetables etc. i wait for top portion to becoem dry and lift the dosa out and palce it in a plate just as you do it for pixxxa.

  6. Healthy and enticing uttappam and delicious too with cute shape..Perfect for the kids!

  7. Super cute uthappams, really fantastic.

  8. Amazing idea and my son loved it so much. The dish was very yummy too.. thanks a lot padhu!!!!


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