If you are anything like us then a plate of delicious and wholesome South Indian breakfast is just what you need to kick-start your day. Idli, dosa, upma et al are nutritious, light, comforting and strike the right balance between health and taste. Hence, these recipes are an all-time hit across India. Another such scrumptious dish is uttapam. A South Indian-style savoury pancake made with rice flour and dal batter, it is easy to make and keeps you full for a longer period of time. The best part is, uttapam also includes a generous amount of vegetables that take the nutritional factor of the dish one step ahead.
We bring you a South Indian-style uttapam recipe that includes oats flour, instead of rice flour or dal. The inclusion of oats flour in the batter makes the dish rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, iron and several other nutrients. Besides, oats are low in calorie, fat and cholesterol, making the uttapam recipe ideal for the ones who are on a weight loss diet. Alongside, it also helps promote metabolism that further lead to an overall healthy body.
For oats uttapam, you first need to whip up dosa-like batter with oats flour, sooji, baking soda and some spices. Then spread some of the batter on a pan and add vegetables to it. Finally, cook both the sides of the uttapam well and serve with some chutney or ketchup.
Here's The Written Recipe For Oats Uttapam:
Oats flour- half cup
Sooji- half cup
Curd- half cup
Onion- 1, chopped
Tomato- 1, chopped
Capsicum- 1, chopped
Salt, as per taste
Red chilli powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Ginger- 1/2 teaspoon, grated
Green chilli- 1, chopped
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda- a pinch
Hing- a pinch
Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, except, onion, tomato capsicum and green chilli.
Add enough water to make a thick batter. Whisk everything together. Leave it aside for 10 minutes.
Grease the pan with some oil.
Add some batter to it and spread it with the ladle.
Spread onion, tomato, capsicum and green chilli on the top.
Cover lid for 2-3 minutes.
Open the lid and cook for a minute.
Now flip it and cook the other side.
Serve it hot.
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