Think of a light, wholesome meal and south Indian food is perhaps the first to pop in our mind! From comforting idli-sambar to stuffed wholesome dosa, south Indian cuisine has some of the most delicious delicacies in India. There’s nothing better than a hearty south Indian breakfast on a breezy morning. Aromatic curry leaves crackling with mustard seeds over a piping hot uttapam – doesn’t it sound like a delightful meal already? Uttapam is one of the most popular south Indian dishes that are quick, easy and simply mouth-watering!
Uttapam is a thick, dosa-like preparation cooked with a mixture of rice and lentil over a pan with some oil or ghee. One can add a bevy of spices, seeds and herbs to the batter of uttapam and can even top it with veggies. There are plenty of varieties of uttapams one can choose from in a south Indian restaurant or make a unique one at home – Oats, rava, soya, paneer and so on. Cooking uttapam at home isn’t a tough job since you need a handful of basic ingredients and just about 20-30 minutes of time! And, if you are someone who likes to experiment with the stuffing and flavours, we have the perfect uttapam recipe for you – mushroom uttapam.
Mushroom uttapam is a fuss-free, wholesome combination of spinach, mushrooms and corn cooked over a batter of rice and urad dal over a pan until crispy. The batter is freshly ground with urad dal and rice soaked overnight, along with salt and pepper. It is poured over heated pan and topped with the veggies to cook till perfectly brown from both sides. Simply pair it with coconut chutney or sambar for a fulfilling meal!
The addition of corn, mushroom and spinach lends a wholesome, nutritious balance to the uttapam along with a delicious flavour. The crunch of corn is unmissable! Mushroom is low on calories and rich in protein while spinach is packed with nutrients like iron, vitamins A, C and K, protein and iron. Doesn’t this make mushroom uttapam a must-have addition to your next breakfast menu?
Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.