Thursday, January 19, 2012

Uttapam or Indian Pizza

Unlike dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is a thick savory pancake, with toppings cooked right on the batter. Uttapam is sometimes characterized as an Indian pizza. Uttapam is made from rice and black lentil, The ground batter is fermented overnight and made into uttapam the next day.
Toppings for uttapam generally are tomatoes, onion, chilies and cilantro leaves. It is often eaten with Indian sambar, chicken or lamb curries and chutney.