Healthy Uttapam with instant carrot mix

If you are confused what’s between a dosa and an uttapam, then let me tell you that you can consider uttapam as a fat cousin of dosa. What makes the Uttapam fat? Well, not the fat but healthy and tasty fillings in it. Because of their fluffy nature, Uttapam is softer. You can make uttapam with a filling of your choice as this South Indian food is available in a number of varieties. Referred to as thick pancake the toppings are cooked right into the batter so that they are not raw when eaten. Today we will discuss all uttapam & dosa with carrot mix.

But you might be thinking why carrot? Apart from its nutritional benefits, carrots are versatile in cultural cuisines and a number of dishes. As they are grown easily hence to have it in the daily diet doesn’t cost much. Carrot fiber boosts heart health and helps in digestion. It improves eyesight and reduces the risk of stroke.

For summers carrot uttapam works wonder. It involves less cooking hassle, the batter can be prepared once and used for a number of days. The more fermented it gets the better it tastes. Since it is less oily and the carrots in it help in clearing bowel it is best suited for easy digestion. It also counts for a delicious snack that surely wins over a food lover’s heart.

The recipe is as easy as its name.

  • Uttapam batter is made from 1part of urad dal and 3 parts of rice. The dal and rice are consequently ground as the consistency of dosa batter and fermented by keeping the mixture in a warm place. An overnight fermentation makes good uttapam for morning breakfast.
  • On a greased non-stick pan, pour a ladleful of batter in a circular motion. Drizzle oil on top of uttapam and around the edges of the spread batter. The mixture of chopped onions, green chilies and grated carrot is sprinkled on it. The uttapam is flipped and cooked on the other side. For dosa spread a thin batter without the veggies in it and cook it in the same way.
  • Serve carrot uttapam hot with chutney of your choice and win the heart of every food lover.

In case you find the batter preparation for uttapam slightly lengthy process you can skip the fermentation process by using Rishta uttapam & Dosa  batter with instant carrot mix.