Saturday 1 September 2012

Mini Sooji Uttapam (Semolina Pancake)

sooji uttapam

Sooji uttapam or rava uttapa is a delicious item from South India. You can have these uttapam as a breakfast option or as a low calorie snack as very little oil is used in this recipe.  There is no need for fermentation as it is instant.
Recipe of mini sooji uttapam/ rava uttapam
1 1/2 cups sooji (rava/semolina)
1 1/2 cups sour curd
3/4 cup water
1 big onion- chopped
1 big tomato- chopped
2 green chillies- chopped
Salt to taste
Oil as needed
rava uttapam

1. Mix sooji, curd, water and salt to prepare smooth batter of thick pouring consistency. Beat well. Set aside for 20 minutes.
2. Mix onion, tomato green chillies and salt. Set aside.
3. Heat a non-stick tawa (griddle). Pour some oil on it and wipe with a tissue paper, discard.
4. Keeping on low heat, pour 1 tbsp batter on tawa, no need to spread it as it will spread on its own if the batter consistency is right.
5. If your tawa is big, you can cook at least 3 uttapam at a time (keeping a distance).
6. Drizzle some oil on the uttapa and after 2 minutes sprinkle a little onion-tomato mixture on them. Press the topping with the help of potato masher.
7. When the underside is cooked, turn over and cook the uttapam on other side also. Remove from tawa and serve sooji uttapam hot.

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