Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Even after careful calculations there is always some extra batter left once the idli and dosa phases are over. There are many delicious ways this leftover batter can be made. One among my favorites is the uthappam.


Sour leftover Dosa batter - 2 Cups
Onion - 1 Finely chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Coriander Leave - a small bunch finely chopped
Green Chilli - 2-3 finely chopped.
Oil - 2 tbsp

Mix all the ingredients except the batter. Heat a non stick shallow pan or cast iron skillet. Once it is hot(put heat on medium - sprinkle water if the water sizzles then it is ready), use a brush to lightly brush with oil (if cast iron). Pour a big ladle of the batter onto the skillet and spread a Little to make a thick pancake. Then sprinkle some of the mixture. Pour 1 tsp of the oil alongside the edge of the uthappam and a drop of oil on the top. Cook until the bottom is golden brown, carefully turn it mixure side down. cook for another 3 -4 minutes, until the batter is cooked and you get a nice golden brown on top on the mixture. Remove from heat and serve with chutney or dosa podi.

You can also sprinkle the dosa podi after you add the mixture to the uttappam, This would make it spicy and can be eaten on its own. You can also as a variation mix the batter and the chopped ingredients and make simple dosa out of it too.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Colors Of Taste: Powders Calendar

For the Year 2009


JanuaryPodi's for Rasams and Sambhar
FebruaryPodi As An Accompaniment
MarchFlavored Rice: Indian
AprilFlavored Rice: International
MayRice Flour
JuneTo Be Announced
JulyTo Be Announced
AugustTo Be Announced
SeptemberTo Be Announced
OctoberTo Be Announced
NovemberTo Be Announced
DecemberTo Be Announced