This is something that I could eat at any time of the day or night, not just for breakfast! Uttapam is so tasty and light and you can make it spicy or not – it’s up to you. I like mine really crunchy and I love adding a pinch of cumin seed, just left as they are without crushing them – this way you get the best and fullest taste. Uttapam is a street food often eaten as a breakfast, and it originates from South India, where they make my favourite food and curries.
I had never experienced this dish before, until one day after work, myself and some friends went to eat out at this amazing South Indian restaurant that none of use had tried before, and we were all amazed by the gorgeous dishes on offer. I will tell you more about dosa in another post and recipe.
So we ordered this lovely Uttapam along with a collection of lots of other delicious food in a round, large plate full of all kinds of chutney and sauces. Ever since that day, I fell in love with South Indian food.
It’s a shame, but I don’t have any restaurants near where I live – I have to drive quite a long way to enjoy this beautiful food. Although it’s worth travelling a while for this food, I think it’s a good idea to learn how to cook it for yourself – my family tell me they’re glad!
I have to say, I tried making this Uttapam three times before I got it totally right and really light and delicious – practice makes perfect.
Let see how it is made: