Onion Uttapa Video by Tarla Dalal

Onion Uttapa Video by Tarla Dalal

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Uttapa deserves to be called the indian pizza as it lends itself to several toppings, the most popular being crisp cooked onions. You may also try other combinations such as onion and tomatoes. Usually vendors spread the topping over the uthappam batter and press it in well with their wet fingers. But, to avoid hurting your fingers, use a spatula if you're a novice!

Recipe Description for Onion Uttapam, South Indian Onion Uttapam

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Makes 4 plates
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For Onion Uttapam
3 cups dosa batter
8 tbsp finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
4 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
4 tsp butter for greasing and cooking

For Serving With Onion Uttapam
coconut chutney
green garlic chutney


For onion uttapam

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}onion uttapam{/span}, combine the dosa batter with little water and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a piece of cloth.
  3. Pour ¾ cup of the batter on the tava (griddle), spread in a circular motion to make a 150 mm. (6") thick uttapa and cook on a medium flame for a minute.
  4. Add 1 tsp of butter in the centre, smear evenly and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle 2 tbsp onions, 1 tsp coriander, ½ tsp of green chillies and ¼ tsp of garam masala over it.
  6. Turn over and cook on the other side till it turns light brown in colour.
  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more uttapas.
  8. Serve the {span class="bold1"}onion uttapam{/span} immediately with sambhar, coconut chutney and green garlic chutney.
RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook


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