Sunday, October 7, 2007

Instant Rava Uttapam


This is yet another instant recipe that comes to my rescue when I have run out of ideas for breakfast . The rava and the vegetables make it a wholesome and healthy way to start the day .I use minimal oil while making it and that makes it even more healthier. It is an ideal breakfast for both bachelors and families , when you want a breakfast filling enough without making too many efforts. This photograph is not of the best uttapam that I have made , but till the time I get around to making this and actually get the chance to take a decent photo I guess this one will have to do. :-)

INGREDIENTS -
( For 4 medium size uttapams)


Rava/ Semolina/ Sooji - 1 cup
Curd/ Yogurt - 1cup
Water - as required
Onion - 1/2 medium size , chopped finely
Tomato - 1 medium size ,finely chopped ( I used cherry tomatoes as I had a few languishing in my refrigerator)
Green chili - 1-2 as per taste
Capsicum - 1/4 finely chopped ( I did not have any so I did not add it , but it tastes wonderful)
Salt - as per taste
Red chili powder - as per taste
Coriander leaves - 1 fistful , finely chopped
Oil- for making the uttapam


METHOD-


Take rava in a vessel and add half of the curd ( the more sour the curd is the better it tastes) , add water so that the batter that is formed is of medium consistency. Let it stand for 10 -15 minutes , in the meanwhile you can chop up the vegetables .
After 15 minutes , the rava would have soaked up the water and the batter would have become thick , add the remaining curd and mix well . Now add the vegetables ,salt , chili powder and mix the batter once more.
Take a frying pan and heat it over the stove , add a few drops of oil and then spread a ladleful of the batter on the pan . Spread it a little with the ladle. Now pour a few more drops of oil over it and cover the pan with a cover . Let it cook for a couple of minutes , then flip over to the other side and cook similarly.
When both the sides are well cooked ( slight brown spots would appear) , serve hot with tomato ketchup or the traditional coconut chutney.

20 comments:

Asha said...

Slurp!! That is a good one Cinnamon!)

Sharmi said...

when ever we have to make dinner and in very less time this is the best option. looks nice.

Tee said...

Instant food...love it !:)

Taste of Mysore said...

Loved all the three recipes N.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow...Nice Idea...

Raaga said...

like my rulaama doddak with veggies in it :-) yummy

easycrafts said...

this sounds really interesting...got to try it out

Vcuisine said...

Very nice Cinnamon and interesting too. Viji

Sia said...

instant???? i am in:)

Happy cook said...

It looks really tasty

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Thanks Asha ji, Raks Kitchen, Viji ..for liking this recipe ...I hope you find it useful too .

Raaga I totally agree that veggies make it more tasty and interesting.

Sharmi ....I never thought of it as a dinner item ...hmmn now that u have suggested it ...yes it would serve that purpose also ..some good came out of sharing ... :-) Thanks for the idea !

Tee , Sia and easy crafts ..do try it out and let me know whether it met ur criteria for instant food or not :-)

Thanks Lakshmi di...ur encouragment keeps me going :-)

Sia said...

hey cinnamon...long time no see.. waiting for ur next post:)

Meera said...

Anything that can be made under 30 minutes is really welcome in my kitchen. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.

Srividya said...

Thanks 4 the instant recipe, here is a tip to make it more crisp - add 1 cup rice flour and mix well.
(ideal rice/rava ratio: 1:4)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Thanks for the tip Srividya..will try it the next time

Cherry said...

Hi,

I was randomly seaching for rawa uttapam recipes to see how people make it and I landed on your blog and guess what.. I loved it!...

It so nice to see the different recipes that you have posted on your blog .. I would like to try out some....

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Hi Cherry ,

thanks for visiting my blog and liking it ...

aditi said...

thanks

AJ said...

I tried your recipe exactly, but the batter kept on sticking on the pan, it finally turned into upma rather than rava uttapam.. I must have done something wrong. Anyways thanks

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Dear AJ,

You have to add the yogurt first and then just enough water to make a medium consistency batter , you should be able to spread it thickly with the back of a spoon .Try again I am sure it will turn out good :)