Traditionally, this popular dish from southern India is made with a rice and lentil batter that can be time consuming to prepare. This bread uttapam, on the other hand, is easy to make and quick to cook, not to mention it tastes delicious.
Uttapam is a thick dosa, or pancake, topped with vegetables. Essentially it is an Indian pizza, so get creative with your ingredients and place whatever you like on top. It is divine served hot, with a side of chutney.
Make sure you use a non-stick frying pan or a well-cured pan (see here), as this uttapam is notoriously sticky.
Cut the bread into small pieces, then soak in
Pour the batter into a bowl, cover with a tea towel and set aside to rest at warm room temperature for 1 hour. The warmer and more humid, the better.
The batter should be a relatively thick consistency; stir in a little more water if needed.
Lightly grease a non-stick frying pan and place over medium heat. Be careful not to cook the uttapam on high heat, as the batter will not cook through.
For each uttapam, pour about
Serve hot, with chutney or yoghurt.
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