Ingredients to Make Mixture for the Uthappam mixture.
Rice - 600 gms. (3 cup)
Urad Dal - 200 gms. (1 cup)
Salt - 1 tea spoon (according to the taste)
Baking soda - 1/2 tea spoon
Vegetables for Uttapam Topping.
Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)
Tomato - 2 medium sized
Capsicum - 1 cup (chopped)
Beans - 1 cup (chopped)
Cauliflower - 1 cup (chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch (chopped)
Green Chilli - 4-5 (chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Oil - to fry
Method - How to make Vegetable Uthappam
Wash and soak dal and rice separately for 4-5 hours and grind with little water in a mixer to make paste. Take them out in a plate and mix well. Add salt, baking soda (optional) in it and make a slightly thick batter. The batter should not fall like a liquid while dripping from the spoon.
Keep the mixture at a warm place to ferment it. In summers it takes 12 hours for a mixture to get ferment and 24 hours in winters. The mixture rises and doubles up after the fermentation process. Stir it with a spoon. The batter to make Uthappam base is ready.
You can also use ready made Idli Dosa batter available in the market.
Take a non-stick pan and pour 1 table spoon oil in it. Spread the oil evenly in all the four corners.
Pour 3 table spoon batter in the pan and spread it in circular shape making a disc of 8-10 inch. Now put 2 table spoon chopped mixed vegetables on the Uthappam base. Press the vegetables with a spoon to settle them down.
Cook the Uthappam base till it turns light Brown in colour. Turn over the side and cook the vegetables at a medium flame. Take it out on a plate and serve it with green chutney.
Make all the Uthappam in the same manner.
You can also add Onions in the vegetable mix.