Whenever I am running out of time, Instant Rava Uttapam is the recipe that comes first in my mind. It can be prepared with only a few ingredients available in our kitchen. It tastes good even if it cools down so you can also keep it in your kids or husband’s lunch box. The batter is made by adding yogurt. I would prefer to use slightly sour yogurt to get the best taste. If your yogurt is not sour then add few drops of lemon juice. Then it is rested for 20 minutes. Here I have topped them with a mixture of onion, tomato and capsicum. Instead of sprinkling them on top, you can mix that in batter just like we do for cheela or puda. Either way, it tastes good. Enjoy Instant Rava Uttapam with chutney of your choice.
Preparation Time: 30mins ∏ Cooking Time: 15mins ∏ Servings:2-3 (6 Uttapam)
Level: Beginners (Easy) ∏ Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm
- 1 cup semolina (sooji)
- 1/4 curd
- 2 teaspoon oil
- Salt as per taste
- 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon Eno fruit salt
- Water as required
- 1 medium-size onion (finely chopped)
- 1 medium-size tomato (finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoon green bell pepper (optional)
- 1-2 green chilly (finely chopped)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
How to make Instant Rava Uttapam:
Step1: Take Sooji/semolina in a big bowl and add curd into it. Then add salt and red chilly powder.
Step2: Now add water little by little and make a batter same as required for making pakoras and keep aside for 20-25 minutes to make it puffy.
Step3: In the meanwhile when batter is resting mix all the chopped vegetables (onion, tomato, green chilly, bell pepper, and Coriander leaves) and sprinkle some salt in the mixture.
Step4: After 20-25 mins, mix well check batter for consistency (rava absorbs water as time goes by and batter becomes thick, if required add some water and mix well and make sure batter is not too liquid it should be of thick consistency.
Step5: Just before making Uttapam add Eno (fruit salt)to the batter.
Step6: Heat a tawa or griddle and spread some oil. you can also use a nonstick pan. Take the batter in a large serving spoon. Pour the batter and spread it gently, don’t spread too much.
Step7: When the batter is still raw from the top, add the vegetable mixture. gently press the onions-tomatoes with the spatula, so that they stick to the batter. Drizzle some oil on the sides and the top.
Step8: When the base is cooked and lightly browned, flip gently. Cook till the onions and tomatoes are light golden or golden. Flip and serve hot. If you want you can flip a couple of times too for even cooking. For making plain rava uttapam, cook the uttapams without any toppings.
Step9: Serve rava uttapam with coconut-peanut chutney or coriander chutney. They also go well with tomato ketchup.