Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives and artificial colors.
Delicious Breakfast Recipe
Instant rava uttapam (semolina vegetable pancake) is an easy and quick breakfast dish. It is a pancake topped with chopped veggies (optional), onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chilies, and fresh coriander leaves.
The curd used in the batter makes these pancakes moist and soft. Serve these colorful and nutritious pancakes with coconut chutney, green chutney, or pickle. Enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!
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3 to 4 servings
For the batter:
- 1 heaped cup rava (wheat semolina)
- 1 tablespoon rice flour
- 3/4 cup curd or yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 3/4 teaspoon eno fruit salt or baking soda
- 1 teaspoon oil or ghee to make each uttapam (or a mixture of ghee and oil in 50:50 ratio)
For the topping:
- 1/4 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons ginger, grated or finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon green chilies, finely chopped
- Prepare the uttapam batter: In a mixing bowl, combine semolina, rice flour, curd, oil, and salt. Mix well.
- Add 1/2 cup water and mix well. Ensure that there are no lumps in the batter. Cover it and rest for 15 minutes. After resting, the batter should become thicker because the semolina absorbs water in the batter.
- For making uttapam, the batter should have a dropping consistency. It should be neither too thick nor too thin. If the batter is too thick, add some water and mix well to get an idli batter consistency.
- Have the topping ingredients ready. Just before making uttapam, add eno fruit salt or baking soda to the batter. Add 1 teaspoon of water over it. You can see bubbles on the baking soda. Mix it gently with the batter. The batter should increase in volume and become light. Now, the batter is ready for making uttapam.
- Heat a griddle or pan. Grease it with some oil or ghee. Keep the pan at medium heat. Pour a ladle full of batter on the pan. Gently spread it a little.
- Top it with a mixture of chopped onions, tomatoes, freshly chopped coriander leaves, chopped ginger, and chopped green chilies. Sprinkle a pinch of powdered salt (optional). Lightly press the top so that the toppings mix with the batter.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee or oil on the top. Cover it and cook for 1 minute. Flip it when the bottom turns golden brown. You can see beautiful tiny holes in it.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee or oil on the top. Allow the other side of the pancake also to get golden brown. When both sides are cooked, transfer it with a spatula to a plate.
- Similarly, make more uttapam with the remaining batter and toppings.
- Serve them hot with coconut chutney, green chutney, or pickle. Enjoy this super-soft, yummy, colorful, and nutritious rava uttapam!