Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy 65th Independence day, celebrating with Tri-color Uttapam/Utthapam

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Happy 65th Independence day to all my Indian readers, visitors and blogger friends....This is the most important day of the year for all proud Indians where we celebrate our independence from the British rule. I pay my tribute to all the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our Independent India. Its because of our freedom fighters that today we are enjoying our freedom..we can freely move around in our country without anyone questioning or imposing any kinds of restrictions on us.
As a food blogger, I prepared this Tri-color(White, saffron and Green) Uttapam themed on Indian flag to celebrate my Independence day this year.

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Uttapam, is a round pancake made from the same batter used to make Dosa. The main difference is where Dosa is a crisp crepe, Uttapam is made as a thick pancake with choices of veggies can be added in it. It is originated in Southern India and mostly eaten as a breakfast dish. The batter is made of a 1:3 ratio of Urad dal and rice which has been fermented, same like Dosa batter. Nowadays, instant mixes of Uttapam/Dosa batter is available in the market, making the life more simpler.You just need to add water in it. I usually make dosas, idlis or uttapams from the instant mixes. Uttapam is sometimes called an Indian pizza or pancake, the outer surface is crisp and the inner layer is soft. It can be eaten with Sambar or chutney.

How to make Uttapam/Utthapam ::::( I used instant Mixes)
Ingredients :
Instant mixes(prepare a batter following instructions in the package)
Carrot(grated) :1/2 cup
Onion(finely chopped) : 1/2 cup
Tomato : 1(finely chopped)
Spring Onions : 1/2 cup(finely chopped)
Salt : a pinch
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp. or chopped green chilli : 1 tsp.
Chopped coriander leaves : a handful
Oil

Method :
  • Mix salt, red chilli powder or green chillies and coriander leaves to the prepared batter. 
  • Heat a tawa or griddle and add 1 tblsp. oil. Then add a big ladlefull of batter in the middle of the tawa, spread it to a thick circle. Now, sprinkle a bit of grated carrot, onions, tomatoes and spring onions or any vegetables of your choice allover the upper side. Let the lower side cook until it turns golden brown. 
  • Now turn the other side and let it cook in medium flame until it turns golden brown and vegetables set. Apply little oil outside of the uttapam. 
  • When done, put it down on a plate an serve immediately. Serve it with Sambar or coconut chutney.
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Linking it to Radhika's Let's cook - Scrumptious Breakfast
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20 comments:

  1. That looks so colorful and filling. Happy Independence day to you Indrani.


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  2. Ohhh Nice... U r really a creative cook... keep it up.....

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  3. Looks super colourful and delicious..Happy independence day dear..

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  4. It is there Indrani. Click on read more and at the end of the post you can see "Click here to enter". Shall I link this post for you.

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  5. Woww.. looks absolutely delicious and tempting..

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  6. Happy Independence Day Indirani...Delicious uttapam,luks very tempting.

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  7. Happy D day!!...wow great idea....and tempting.

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  8. Uttapam looks amazing. Tasty preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. what a colourful recipe Indrani.

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  10. very nice and colorful uttappam dear!

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  11. Very nice share.

    Manidipa
    http://manidipa-kitchen.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thanks, friends.........it's nice that you all liked it so much

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  13. Looks so colorful and delicious.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  14. Happy independence day to you too dear. Delicious and colorful uttapam :)

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  15. Love how colorful it looks ~ very appetizing!
    USMasala

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  16. Nice idea of celebration....uttapam looks yum.....

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  17. what a patriotic utthapam.. Looks so colorful.

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  18. Thanks, Priya, Aipi, KF & Sara

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  19. uttpam with three color kooks super happy to follow u do visit and like follow

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  20. This one looks so fresh, yummy and easy to make...can't wait to taste it!

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