Monday, July 26, 2010

Vegetable uthappam

Vegetable Uthappam with coconut-(raw) mango thogayal
Vegatable Uthapam is a savory rice-lentil pancake. There is no hard and fast rules for the vegetables to be added.  It is thick dosa stuffed with vegetables.  The batter is made of para-boiled rice and Urad dhal with some salt. This lentil is a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high  fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. This lentil are also a good source of two B-vitamins, protein and iron with with virtually no fat. Brightly colored vegetables are rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. Vegetables are a powerful source of antioxidants. These antioxidants work together to effectively neutralize free radicals, which can travel through the body causing huge amounts of damage to cells. Free radicals are major players  in the build up of cholesterol in the arteries that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, the nerve and blood vessel damage seen in diabetes.

You need
2 cups of Dosa batter
1 cup vegetables (thinly cut onion, carrot, capsicum)
2 tsp finely cut cilantro
4 finely chopped green chillies
ginger (optional)
Oil for dosa

For making Uthappam, heat a iron griddle, once hot take a ladle of batter and spread to form a circular one. Take a handful of chopped mixed vegetables and spread over the dosa and add a tsp of oil around the batter.

Cover it and cook for 2-3 mins in medium heat and once one side is well cooked, flip and now cook the other side without covering for a minute. Once well cooked remove and serve hot with coconut-mango(raw) thogayal - recipe follows.

Coconut-(raw) Mango Thogayal 

You need
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp grated raw mango
4-6 red dry chillies
salt to taste
Slightly roast the chillies and grind with the other ingredients to form a thick paste. Tamper with mustard seeds and serve with hot Uthappam.


  1. Hi Vidhya the oothappam looks so colourful and delicious.

  2. Hello,
    Great blog there.
    I have just got interested in cooking dosas and need to ask you a question.
    Could you please let me know that why do we cover dosas while cooking?


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