Uttapam is South-Indian food and I had it at popular restaurants till I learnt to make it.
I never knew making it was an easy thing. Its tough until we give it a shot. Well I have twisted this time by using Rice with Moong Dal Khichdi to make the utterly delicious and crispy Uttapam.
Is this Uttapam good for weight-loss
Weight Loss is a journey and let me tell you one thing honestly: No food can ever lead to weight-loss. Its us who can do that.
One has to stick to the goals and religiously follow a healthy regime. That means, eating right food in right proportion at right time. Then just don’t do it because your diet planner said that. Do it with heart and do something that is sustainable. No short term goals can give a healthy body.
As far as Uttapam is considered, its rich in protein and carbs and is gluten free. It can keep you full for longer and a breakfast plate full of two medium Uttapams will assure that no fake hunger pangs can lead you to kitchen pantry.
Why Moong Dal Khichdi?
Honestly, it was by mistake and not by choice. Sometimes mistakes are rewarding too and I have absolutely no regrets about it.
Here is a short and true story behind my new recipe which was created totally to save our grains from wastage. I was not well from past few days and had dozed off in the effect of medicine.
My caring husband tried helping me in Kitchen and told me that he will soak rice and Moong Green Split Dal for Khichdi.
That was a relief. I just had to tell him the ratio. I am so bad at ratios and he is exactly opposite. In the sleep I told him something which he followed as a doting husband.
When I woke up to make Khichdi, I had a huge huge Patila full up with risen rice and dal and I couldnt blame anyone except myself.
There is always a silver lining to the cloud.
It is a general observation of mine that if my hubby sautes a vegetable and by that I mean only saute and no other contribution, the veggy somehow tastes incredible.
I have absoultely no logical explanation to that except that he is really a positive man with good karma.
Here, I took it as a challenge not to waste my grains. After grinding them in a paste, I added green chillies, onion, Lemon juice, salt and spices.
Spread it on a hot tawa and make a thin or thick one as it suits you. I made a thick one as I was very hungry today morning. It was due to the effect of medicine or the fast.
All in all we had a new variety to binge on!!
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Uttapam: Rice and Moong Dal Khichdi
- 1/2 cup Green Moong Split Lentil Khichdi daal
- 1/2 cup rice I have used Basmati rice
- 1 large onion chopped small
- 1 small green chilli minced
- 1 tablespoon oil for frying
- 1.5 tsp Red Chilly can reduce it for less spicy
- 1/2 cup water
- salt as per taste
- Take Rice and Moong Khichdi dal together in a bowl and wash them thoroughly. Soak them for at least 10 hours or overnight. In peak summers, one may soak them for 4-5 hours. Remove the water and wash again. The one in pic you see is the soaked one.
- Transfer the rice dal mixture to blender and make a thick paste. It tales 4-5 min of grinding.
- The smooth paste is perfect if its grainy as it makes crispy uttapam. You may grind further as per your liking. You may keep this mixture for about an hour.
- Add onions, green chilly, salt, red chilly , lemon juice and garm masala. Mix it well and if its very thick, you may add water. I have used a slightly thick consistency. You may make a thinner one by adding more water.
- Take two ladles and spread it on hot tawa.
- Cover it with lid for easy cooking.
- Flip it to cook from the other side.
- This is the perfect look and shape.
- The scrumptious Uttapam are ready!! Serve with your choice of chutney! Enjoy!!
|Serving size: 1|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.8g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0.6g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||5%|
|Total Sugars 1.4g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|