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Uttapam

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Uttapam is a savory South Indian pancake made from a fermented batter consisting of rice and urad dal (black gram dal). It’s a popular breakfast or snack item in South India, known for its soft and spongy texture with a slightly tangy flavor.

To prepare Uttapam, the batter is made by soaking rice and urad dal separately for several hours and then grinding them into a smooth paste. The batter is mixed with salt and allowed to ferment overnight or for several hours until it becomes slightly sour and airy.

Once the Uttapam batter is ready, it is poured onto a hot griddle (tawa) greased with a little oil or ghee. Unlike dosa, Uttapam is thicker and more pancake-like. Before the Uttapam sets, various toppings such as finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, cilantro (coriander leaves), and sometimes bell peppers or grated carrots are sprinkled over the surface.

The Uttapam is cooked on medium heat until the bottom turns golden brown and crispy, and the toppings are cooked. It’s then flipped to cook the other side briefly, ensuring the Uttapam is cooked through but remains soft and moist inside.

Uttapam is typically served hot with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or sambar (lentil-based vegetable stew) on the side. It’s a wholesome and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or as a light meal.

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