“Spicy Green Tomato~Onion Uttapam” … I had tried out my own version of hara dosa with the addition of ground spices and green leaves yesterday. This “Uttapam” is a prepared from the remaining batter of the dosa, sort of two in one dishes … Just added on rava and topped it with finely chopped tomatoes and Onions … Delicious Uttapam ready … Enjoy this one with Tomato Ketchup … Yummilicious …
** Most of the time batter is leftover from dosa / Idly etc. and somehow the tongue has the bad habit of not wanting to repeat eating the same dish the next day. Sigh, a true story in every home. If it’s idly you either make usli/upma out of the remaining one’s and if it is dosa batter you just add on some other ingredient and give it a changeover. I do this all the time, and its nothing new to me. Many a times I add nachani / ragi powder to the remaining batter as it is very user friends and does not disrupt the measurements by making the dosa Topsy turvy. Today however, the dosa batter already had ground leafy ingredients added to them, so addition of nachani flour or any other flour would make it softer and I did not want any circus early morning in my kitchen. When you have to rush over to work, you really do not want to try out something you are not sure off. Rava is another user-friendly ingredient that comes in handy most of the time.
** For a long time now hubby had been demanding for Uttapam and somehow I never could manage to make them either coz. I was in a hurry or I would simply forget. Today, however I was game and thought why not try out Uttapam with the left over batter. All I had to do was add in rava and 50% of the work was done. Well the remaining 50% was chopping of the tomatoes and onions finely and removing the uttapam carefully. But, when the tongue demands, there no saying NO to it. I guess I too wanted to relish Uttapam as it had really been a long time since I prepared it. Rest is history, you can check the pictures and see how well the uttapam turned out and it really did not need any chutney or sambar along, as the batter was spicy and had tomatoes and onions too. I served it simply with tomato ketchup, just to pep up the taste a bit. So go ahead and enjoy this two in one dish which gives you some relief of no work for one bf. At least.
** For the Recipe : I have included the link to the recipe at the bottom of this recipe, wherein you will get the measurements for the ingredients for preparation of the “Spicy Green Dosa / TeekHa Hara Dosa”. As mentioned I have used the leftover batter of this dosa. I had about 2.5 cups of the batter remaining from the previous day dosa. I added about ½ to ¾ cup of ordinary rava to it and mixed it well. Added a little bit of salt and water and brought it to thick uttapam dosa consistency. Allowed it to rest aside for 15 minutes. As rava gets soaked and swells a bit which makes the batter thicker and if consistency is not checked and brought to correctness the chances of uttapam / dosa turning hard are more. So whenever you add rava to any batter, allow to rest for 15-20 mins and then check the thickness of the batter and add on water if necessary. This step should always be followed.
** Chop one large tomato and onion finely and mix them well adding in a pinch of salt. Keep it ready aside. This is for topping when you prepare the uttapam on tava.
** To Prepare Dosa : Heat a Dosa pan to smoking point, lower the heat to minimum, add a teaspoon of oil and spread well with brush or evenly with tissue paper with a light press. Do not press too hard, as the tava is hot, your hands may be burnt, and you may remove all the applied oil in the pan. I use this method of spreading with tissue to ensure there is no excess oil, as well as there is a thin layer / film of oil on the Tava.
** Now, add in about a cupful (approx) of batter with a rounded spatula in the center of the tava and spread evenly into a round circle of about 8 inch diameter, taking care to see that the dosa remains thick unlike previous one. Uttapam is always removed thick as it has to hold the weight of the tomatoes and onions too. Now top them with the mixture of tomatoes and onions sparingly and evenly distributed. With the dosa removing flat spatula, press them gently down so that they sink slightly a fraction into the dosa as this helps the batter to hold on to them when you flip it.
** Increase the heat to medium, add a tsp of oil + ghee mixture all round the edges of the dosa and let cook uncovered till done on the bottom side. Sprinkle some of the oil + ghee mixture on top of the dosa and gently flip it to cook on the top side. Once the dosa is cooked on the top side gently remove and serve it hot immediately. Repeat the process with the remaining batter in similar pattern to remove uttapam and do not forget to add on the tomatoes or onions. You can also leave out tomatoes and add only onions which is called onion uttapam.
** Important Note : There is one step here that I would like to mention to those who are fond of slightly crisp~burnt topping on uttapam. Towards the end after flipping and once the top side is cooked, increase the heat to high and allow the uttapam to cook for 2 minutes. The tomatoes and onions get slightly crisp if this method is followed and tastes yum. Off course it is entirely upto individual liking. I always follow this method as we like it that way at home. But you have to be careful while doing so, so that you do not burn the dosa. It just has to get crisp on its skin that is all.
** “Spicy Green Uttapam topped with Tomatoes and onions” is done and ready to be served. I kept it simple and served it with tomato ketchup as there was already spice level added to the batter previous day. Do try this dosa and uttapam out, you get to prepare two in one dishes giving you some time off for yourself. Remember to always serve the Uttapam hot right out of the tava as it does not taste good if turned cold. Enjoy this one with your family and friends and do give me a feedback.
** For the “Spicy Green Dosa / TeekHa Hara Dosa” Recipe, Please check the link given below, the batter measurements are given in that recipe for dosa. You just have to add on rava to make it thicker into Uttapam batter.
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