Uttappam is a South Indian delicacy that is often enjoyed with coconut chutney and sambhar (or sambar). It is a popular savoury pancake that has found a fan base across the nation. Go to any South Indian kiosk or restaurant in any part of the country and you would see that uttappam is always one of the hot selling items there. Why is it so popular, you ask? You really need to ask the true uttappam lovers for that answer. Some would say, the secret lied in the batter, how well is it fermented and cooked, while some would say, it is the room it gives you to experiment and explore. You can throw in any veggie of your choice to the batter to make a wholesome uttappam; from onion, tomatoes, and chillies to curry leaves everything works here! Some people also give an interesting spin to their regular uttappams by adding corns and mushrooms to it.
Uttappams are indeed a treat to experiment with. It is traditionally fried, but you can monitor the oil quotient and add the snack to your weight loss diet.
This Soya Uttappam recipe serves as a delicious protein-packed twist to your traditional uttappams.
Protein-Rich Diet: Here's Why You May Consider These Soya Uttappams As Part Of Your High Protein Diet-
Protein is a macronutrient essential for building muscles. Protein also takes a while to digest and induce a feeling of satiety or fullness. If you feel full, chances of you bingeing into anything fat or sugary are quite less. Eating in controlled portions enable faster and healthier weight loss. Protein also regulated the hunger hormone ghrelin, which prevents frequent cravings.
Soya is an incredible source of vegetarian protein. If you are a vegetarian looking for good protein sources, you may include enough soy goods in your protein-rich diet.
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This recipe also uses the goodness of sooji, onion, tomato, jeera powder, black pepper, urad dal, mustard seeds,hing and coriander leaves. Some of these ingredients are rich in fibre, while some are known to boost metabolism.
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Since theseuttappams are made with fermented batter, it helps increase the bio-availability of nutrients. Fermented goods are good for your gut. Good gut health is closely tied with your digestion. Poor digestion hampers the elimination of waste from your system, which tends to take a toll on your metabolism and weight loss.
Try this yummy recipe at home and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Make sure you practice moderation. No matter how tasty or yummy it looks, eating anything in excess can take your weight loss goals for a toss.