Mix Vegetable Uthappam is light for the stomach and nutritional at the same time. You can have it either in breakfast or can pack it in your kid's tiffin box. Kids like to eat Uthappanm with ketchup or chutney.
Ingredients to Make Mixture for the Uthappam mixture.
Rice - 600 gms. (3 cup)
Urad Dal - 200 gms. (1 cup)
Salt - 1 tea spoon (according to the taste)
Baking soda - 1/2 tea spoon
Vegetables for Uttapam Topping.
Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)
Tomato - 2 medium sized
Capsicum - 1 cup (chopped)
Beans - 1 cup (chopped)
Cauliflower - 1 cup (chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch (chopped)
Green Chilli - 4-5 (chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Oil - to fry
Method - How to make Vegetable Uthappam
Wash and soak dal and rice separately for 4-5 hours and grind with little water in a mixer to make paste. Take them out in a plate and mix well. Add salt, baking soda (optional) in it and make a slightly thick batter. The batter should not fall like a liquid while dripping from the spoon.
Keep the mixture at a warm place to ferment it. In summers it takes 12 hours for a mixture to get ferment and 24 hours in winters. The mixture rises and doubles up after the fermentation process. Stir it with a spoon. The batter to make Uthappam base is ready.
You can also use ready made Idli Dosa batter available in the market.
Take a non-stick pan and pour 1 table spoon oil in it. Spread the oil evenly in all the four corners.
Pour 3 table spoon batter in the pan and spread it in circular shape making a disc of 8-10 inch. Now put 2 table spoon chopped mixed vegetables on the Uthappam base. Press the vegetables with a spoon to settle them down.
Cook the Uthappam base till it turns light Brown in colour. Turn over the side and cook the vegetables at a medium flame. Take it out on a plate and serve it with green chutney.