Poha Uttapam

Indian Bloggers Uttapam or Uthappa
is a dosa-like breakfast recipe from South Indian cuisine. To make Poha Uttapam I prepared batter with poha, yogurt, rice and urad dal. Uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter. Uttapam is traditionally made with toppings such as tomatoes, onion, chilies, capsicum and cabbage mix; other common choices are coconut or mixed vegetables. It is often eaten with sambar or chutney. It is loaded with high carbohydrates, which are the richest source of energy and our body needs energy or carbohydrates early in the morning. So flattened rice act as a fuel for our body.

Preparation Time : 10 Minutes ; Cooking Time 10 Minutes

Fermentation Time : 5 Hours.

Ingredients :
To Make Batter for Poha Uttapam :
  1. Poha / flattened Rice ½ cup
  2. Curd / yogurt ¼ cup
  3. Rice 1 cup
  4. Urad dal ½ cup
  5. Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
For Toppings :
  1. Onion 1 small
  2. Tomato 1 small
  3. Green chillies 5 strips
  4. Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  5. Carrot 1 grated
  6. Veg.Oil/ butter to smear uttapam
  7. Sambar masala powder 1 tbsp
Recipe :
To Make Batter for Uttapam :
  1. Wash and soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 5 hours.
  2. In a grinder place rice, urad dal, poha, curd and fenugreek or methi seeds till you get a batter which is light and fluffy.
    remove the batter in a bowl or pan with a spatula.
  3. Now, in a batter add salt 1 tsp or add as per taste. Mix the salt very well with the batter. Cover and keep aside to ferment for 8 hours. .
To Make Poha Uttapam :

  1. Mix the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili, coriander together in a bowl.
  2. Heat a griddle or nonstick tava. take 1 ladle of uttapam batter and spread it in a circle on the tava similar to the way you would make a dosa.
  3. Top the uttapam with the onion, tomatoes and chili mixture.
    sprinkle a bit of sambar masala on top of the veggies and uttapam.
  4. Add some ghee or butter on the sides and top of the uttapam.
    turn the uttapam when the base is cooked. apply some ghee/butter on the cooked side. Flip again if you see the first side is not cooked or browned.
  5. And here poha uttapams are crisp and cooked on both sides, it's ready to serve, serve the uttapams hot with hot sambar and coconut chutney. Enjoy!!

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 135.53 calories, along with carbohydrates - 17.25 g, dietary fibers - 2.55 g, fats - 5.47 g, proteins - 4.17 g. As it is good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains Vit.A -31.5 %, Vit.C - 8.66 %, Iron - 5 %, Magnesium - 7 %.

Health Benefits Of Poha Uttapam :
  • Poha is light and easy to digest and is a good source of instant energy as it contains approximately 70% carbohydrates.
  • It is nutritious diet that is low in calories, rich in iron, vitamin B, minerals, fibre and proteins.
  • Use of dal and rice in Uttapam, it is a good combination as the amino acids in them complement each other.
  • Uttapam is gluten-free because they are not made with wheat.
  • As batter is fermented, it becomes more protein and vitamin rich. When fermented, the bioavailability of proteins and vitamins B content in the food increases.

Best Time To Eat -
         It is good to eat Poha Uttapam for breakfast as it loaded with high carbohydrates, which are richest source of energy and our body needs energy or carbohydrates early in the morning. so flattened rice act as a fuel for our body.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy.

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