Sunday, March 15, 2009

Veggie Oothappams

My husband is a big fan of these thick dosas or uthappams and i used to primarily make them with just onions... and sometimes as a variation in the kadai - Kal Dosai. I remember having one at Murugan Idli shop in madurai which was made with shallots and it was just so yummy. When I tried making this with several veggies, I found that they didn't get embedded well enough in the batter & turned kind of messy when I flipped them over but a good friend, Latha, showed me her tricks to do this well and we had some tasty, colorful oothapams at her place and i've been following that method since.

VEGETABLE UTHAPPAM / OOTHAPPAM



Ingredients:
Dosa Batter - as required (preferably on the sour side)
Onion / Shallots - half cup, chopped
Green bell pepper - half cup, chopped
Carrots - 1 big, shredded
Tomato - 1 firm plum tomato, deeseded & chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 to 3 tbsp, chopped
Green Chillies - 2 to 3, minced
Salt - to taste to add to veggies
Oil - to cook

Method:
1) Mix all the chopped veggies & coriander leaves in a bowl with a few pinches of salt. Add salt just before making the oothapams.

2) Heat dosaikal / tawa and when hot enough (few drops of water sprinkled, sizzle & disappear), pour dosa batter and make a thick circle - no need to spread around too much.

3) Sprinkle the veggies generously as a layer on top of the oothapam and drizzle oil on the top. Cover this and allow to cook until the top looks almost set and the bottom is light golden.



4) Remove cover, flip over and press down so the veggies get into the batter and allow the other side to cook until done. Uthapams are now ready... we usually have this with idli milagai podi.

44 comments:

  1. Oothapams are a favorite here too and they're so much more filling than plain dosas. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. ootapams r my hubby's fav too. In singapore also we have this murugan idli kadai.almost once in a week we all will have ootapm from there.and a funny thing is being born and brought up in madurai i never had been to MU ID KADAI.

    ReplyDelete
  3. oooohhhh... these look delicious.
    love the colourful veggies :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah,my hubby too after tasting in murugan Idly shop,he always wants uthappam with shallots!
    This is looking Awesome laavanya!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, that looks so good... I'm waiting for dinner to finish and I'm starving... seeing those pictures didn't help :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely-looking oothapams Laavanya...an excellent SUnday breakfast for me! so yummy :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing that valuable tip with us.

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow..looks so yummy Lavanya..I am going to try this soon..will let u knw how it turned out....:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. ooh Murugan Idlis! girl, You are making me homesick now :

    Oothappams look yummy! Love those veggie spread on the top..

    ReplyDelete
  10. mmm. colorful, mouth-watering oothappam! Looks gorgeous Laavanya!

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks soo colourful, Laavanya!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. One of my favorites too.I too struggled to keep the filling intact when I flipped over;-).I make this in a similar way,but I fry the onions first-I don't prefer the taste of raw onions..;-)Looks really delicious!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. thats so tempting...looks yumm and healthy with all those veges,,

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow this a a real colourful and delicious oothapoms.

    ReplyDelete
  15. we love this... I find it a boon to be able to slip veggies and fruits into our breakfast. Makes the whole day feel "complete"

    ReplyDelete
  16. WOww they looks like pizza...lovely n quite a delicious oothappams...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Colorful:) Oothappams are so very accomodative. I mix the veggies into the batter to make the oothappams. Is there a difference when the veggies are sprinkled on top?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Another favorite in my college canteen. Looks lovely...almost like a pizza :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. oothappams are a regular fare at my place, adding veggies is a very healthy option..looks colorful and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  20. My husb is fond of uttapam!the colorful veggie is simply attractive :) Good one Lavy

    ReplyDelete
  21. Always crave for these yummy oothapams..Yummy lavanya...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looks colourful and Yummy! I too had the special uthappam at murugan idli kadai and i'm a gr8 fan of that...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Can't say I like oothappam v much but I do like most anything with molaga podi.

    ReplyDelete
  24. wow! those look amazing! ttly bright and healthy:) never made otapams before but I was on the hunt for a recipe, so I'm bookmarking this!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow, that's one fully loaded oothappam, hehe! Looks too good, wish I could have some!

    ReplyDelete
  26. They look so colorful and healthy and great tips of making the veggies stick to the Oothappams.

    ReplyDelete
  27. that looks so delicious and tempting

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very colorful Laavanya. One of the best way to incorporate veggies and carbos together. Viji

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oothapams are my fav! Your oothapam looks lovely with vibrant veggies :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. this looks just like what you get in an udupi restaurant. delicious1!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. OOh, that looks wonderful, Laavanya! Your bloggerific meal looked great too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. i love oothappams..urs looks delicious..

    ReplyDelete
  33. Looks colorful and perfect !

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love the oothapam! These look yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  35. looks so colorful and delicious Lavy...wonderful uthapams. I love them :-)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Delicious oothappams, colourful and yummmmm!!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oothapam is my hubby's fav too... but am not a gr8 fan of it :))

    Your veggie oothamppam looks delicious. Will try it!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Something for u at my blog - http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/2009/03/pulav-tadka.html

    ReplyDelete
  39. looks vibrant and yummy. I like adding some shredded cheese on mine;P

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you all for your comments and I apologize for not being able to reply to each individually.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and providing your valuable feedback. NOTE: I have disabled Anonymous comments (since I was getting a lot of spam).