Uttapam is a South Indian breakfast dish. A type of dosa. This is a dosa topped with fried onion, carrots and coriander leaves / cilantro (& chilli as per taste). This is made with the Dosa Batter (normally using the set dosa batter). Some people do make it using Idli Batter too. This goes well with coconut chutney or red chilli chutney.

Ingredients for Dosa batter ( same ingredients used for Set Dosa )
  • Dosa rice or Basmati rice / Akki - 3 cups
  • Parboiled rice / Kusubalaki - 1 cup
  • Poha (beaten rice) / Avalaki - 1/2 cup
  • Urad dal (Blackgram) / Udhina bele - 1/2 cup
  • Puffed rice / Kadle puri - 1/2 cup
  • Salt ( acc to taste)
Ingredients for topping
  • Grated carrots
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Chopped green chillies (optional)
  • Chopped tomatoes (optional)
  • Wash and soak the batter ingredients for 5 hrs then drain out the water
  • Grind into a smooth batter using water
  • Add salt to taste
  • Close the lid and leave for fermentation to 10hrs
Method for Uttapam
  • Heat the Tava / Flat pan grease the 1/2 tsp oil
  • Add chopped veggies and pour the laddle full of batter on top the veggies
  • Add oil on the edges
  • Leave for few mins until golden color
  • Turn over the uttapam
  • Then serve hot with chutney

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Chayote Squash Raita / Seemebadanekai Thayir Pachadi

Few of my viewers had mailed me asking me to put up some raitas. It was a long time on my to-do list to post it but i never took the pictures and posted. These recipes i make almost every week along with rasam. Simple recipe anyone can make. This goes well with any rice dish or even plain hot rice. "Thair" is a tamil word.

  • Chayote Sqyash / Seemebadnekai - 1
  • Yogurt / Curds / Thair - 1-1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Cocount / Thenga , grated - 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves / Kothambri soppu , Chopped - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies / Malaka, chopped - 1
  • Mustard seeds / Kadag - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil / Aanne - 1 tsp
  • Channa dal / kadal parppu - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Perugaayam - a pinch
  • Wash and peel the squash and remove seed
  • Pressure cook the squash and mash them
  • Add curds / yogurt , salt , and coconut
  • For tempering : Add oil in a pan and mustard seed allow to splutter
  • Add hing , channa dal fry then
  • Pour into squash bowl mix well add coriander leaves
  • Serve

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Vanilla Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting

I was just wanted to try cupcakes from a long time and I finally made it. I used to make cake but i haven’t posted any cakes / cupcakes. Long time back I had bought a book called "Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations". This is the one book i feel easy and makes me happy to take tips from. Everyone can make from this book without being an expert in baking. I have used the cake mix flour which is available in grocery stores. Made cupcakes on my hubby's b'day, came out awesome. I used betty croker cake mix and made a frosting at home and decoration is by my son. Actually eggs are used extensively in making of cakes / cupcakes but these cupcakes are without egg. I have used Baking soda instead.

Note: Egg Substitutes : Ener-G, Banana, Baking Soda, Buttermilk

  • Package Yellow Cake Mix - 2 cups
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Chocolate Frosting
Ingredients for Frosting :
  • Cream - 8 ounces
  • Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar confectioner - 2 cup
  • Chocolate chips / Baking cocoa- 1 cup
  • Prepare cake/cupcakes batter according to package directions.
  • Fill the cupcake paper two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes and check the cake using toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool completely and spread frosting
For Frosting :
  • In a pan add butter, cream stir and add chocolate chips cook until chocolate is melted
  • Then gradually add sugar stir well until smooth and keep aside

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