Uttapam is one of the most loved breakfast recipes that comes from South India. Soaked rice and Urad dal ground to make a thick and fine batter is topped with various vegetables to make savory pan cakes. Typically served with coconut chutney and sambhar, uttapam is an ideal meal option as well for all who are looking for a low-fat recipe. Spinach and Green pea uttapam is one such great recipe that is not just tasty but also rich in various nutrients and wellness.
Uttapam is quite light and so does not add too many calories in your body. A single serving of plain uttapam has37calories. Though when you eat a stuffed uttapam calorie count will much higher, you can, therefore, eat that in the morning as a hearty breakfast meal.
Though Uttapam requires a certain amount of oil which makes it unhealthy at times but we always have an option to cut out fat content from our food, Hence we use Olive oil (minimum use) and to add nutrients we add green peas and spinach in the batter to give a healthy twist.
Preparation Time: Overnight
Cooking Time: 10 mins
|3 cup Basmati Rice (broken)|
|1 cup split black lentil or Urad Dal|
|Salt as need|
|2-3 tbsp Olive Oil (for frying or brushing)|
|1 bunch Spinach finely chopped reserve few for topping|
|2 tbsp Green peas paste + handful of green peas for topping|
- Wash and drain rice and dal together in 3:1 ratio (3 cup rice: 1 cup urad dal). Soak them in fresh water overnight or minimum 4-5 hours.
- Now drain the water and grind the rice and urad dal mix in a grinder to make a fine thick batter.
- Keep the batter for Fermentation (this is a very important step, do not skip this). The batter may take 5-6 hours to fermentate. In summers the process of fermentation is fast.
- Once the batter fermentates, it will rise up hence always use a big vessel for this process, so that the batter does not come out of the bowl.
- With a spatula mix the batter well, you may now add a little water to make the batter into flowing consistency. Make sure the batter should be flowing, not running. Season it with salt as per your taste.
- Add finely chopped spinach and around 2 tbsp Green pea paste and mix the batter nicely such that everything incorporates well.
- Now take a non-stick pan/ flat tawa. Heat it and grease it with 2-3 drops of oil. Wipe off that oil with a tissue paper. By doing this the oil will spread evenly all over and the excess oil will be soaked by the tissue. This will help u in giving a perfect golden base Uttapam.
- So as the tawa is ready, reduce the flame to medium and take a medium scoop of batter with a spoon or a small bowl and place it on the center of the tawa. Do not spread it. Let the batter spread by itself. You will see the batter taking a perfectly round shape. The larger the scoop, the bigger Uttapam you get.
- Add some oil from sides to fry. As soon as u start seeing pores appearing, add the finely chopped spinach, some fresh peas, and coriander.
- Close the lid so that the Uttapam can rise and get fluffy and cook from the top as well.
- Once the base is fried just flip the uttapam and fry the other side for a minute.
Serve the hot and green pea uttapam with some Andhra special instant tomato pickle and tea.
You can also serve them with some coconut chutney and sambhar for a proper meal.
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