Quick and easy Mini Uttapam

Prep time – 15 -30 mins

Cooking time 15 mins

Ingredients:

Home made yoghurt (Dahi)

Sooji

Chopped Onion, coriander leaves and green chillies

Salt and sugar 

White Oil

Method:

Whip the yoghurt with in a utensil, add a pinch of sugar & salt to enhance the taste. Start adding the sooji  into the whipped yoghurt in small quantities. Make a batter that is similar to pancake – not runny but not too stiff that it won’t spread. Let this batter stand for 20 mins. You can chop the veggies during this time. Alternatively you  can prepare the batter and keep it refrigerated, But use it only after it is at room temperature.

Heat oil a non stick flat pan or tawa, take a large table spoon and pour a spoonful of batter on the pan. The batter should spread out on its own, in case it isn’t spreading as desired use the back of the spoon to spread it. Donot make it too thin. Turn flame to low, cover with a lid and let it steam for 1 min. Open lid and check with flat spatula if the uttapam is coming off the tawa surface.  Sprinkle the chopped veggies. Let it cook for another min making sure it doesn’t burn ( that’s why batter shounldnt b spread too thin). Flip the uttapam with spatula carefully; let the other side cook for 2 mins. Transfer from pan to serving dish. 

These are mini sized uttapams so once you have got the hang of it you can make more than 1 at the same time.

You can eat these with any sides as per your taste. I prefer it without any chutney or sauce. 

Enjoy these in your breakfast.

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Maggi 3 styles

Maggi is a go to snack and breaky item for me. I know a lot of people frown upon its unhealthy contents. But it is a life saver when one wakes up hungry. Here are my 3 styles of maggi. 

Chilli Maggi 

Ingredients 

Maggi and maggi masala

Green chilli chopped-2

Method

Boil 1 &1/2 cup of water in a pan, turn down the heat, add the broken pieces of maggi in the water. Cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook for 2 mins. Remove the lid and add the maggi masala and the chopped chillies. Give it a mix. Let the maggi cook and the extra liquid evaporate. I like the maggi to be dry. Remove from heat. Enjoy.
Cheese Maggi

Ingredients 

Maggi and maggi masala

Amul cheese 

Method 

Boil 1 &1/2 cup of water in a pan, turn down the heat, add the broken pieces of maggi in the water. Cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook for 2 mins. Remove the lid and add the maggi masala and the cheese. Adding chopped chillies is optional. Give it a mix. Cook for a minute. The cheese will melt and thicken so keep the heat low to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Remove from heat. Add a dash of tomato ketchup and enjoy.

Fried Maggi with Soya Chunks

Ingredients 

Maggi and maggi masala

Chopped onion 1

Chopped carrot 1

Boiled soya chunks or minced soya 

Soya sauce

Chilli sauce

Tomato sauce

Method 

Heat oil in a pan, saute the onion, carrot. You can add other vegetables like beans or spring onion. Sprinkle some salt and cover the pan. Cook till vegetables soften. Don’t over cook it. Leave the vegetables a little crunchy.  Add 1 tbsp of tomato sauce and chilli sauce and 1 tsp soya sauce. Mix in the soya chunks or minced soya. Cook for 2 mins. Add the maggi noodles and pour in 1 and 1/2 cups of water to the pan. Turn up the heat. Bring the water to boil. Turn down the heat and cover the pan. Cook for 3 mins. Remove the lid stir and cook for another 1 minute and let the extra liquid evaporate. Note no salt ia added because soya sauce has salt it in. You can adjust the salt if required. Take off heat and serve.