Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Onion Oothappam

Onion Oothappam

One of the easiest recipe and suitable to serve your guests also. I love to make oothappams for dinners and get together. You can make oothappams before your dinner starts and store it in hot boxes and serve. 
There are many varieties of oothappams, like "tomato oothappam", "Podi oothappam", "Coriander oothappam", "vegetable oothappam" and so on. It is all about our creativity to add the toppings to the oothappams. Please check "Carrot peas oothappam"  which i made for my daughter this week. And other oothappam collections i will post soon.

Oothappams normally goes fine with coconut chutney and tomato chutney. Or even you can serve with sambar also.

To make oothappam:

idly batter- 1 cup (means the idly batter consistency)
Onion- 1/2 an onion
Green chili-2
Coriander leaves - 2 tea spoon finely chopped (optional)
salt - a pinch

To temper
Mustard and urad daal -1tea spoon
cumin seeds -1/2 tea spoon (optional) 
curry leaves -few

1. Temper the idly batter with the ingredients given in the list.
2. In a pan pre-heat a tea spoon of oil and saute onions and green chilies with a pinch of salt. 
3. In tawa, pour a spoon of batter and spread it to a thick oothappam.
4. spread the a tea spoon of sauted onion , green chilli & chopped Coriander leaves
5. drizzle some oil on sides of oothappm, when the corners are raising up, turn the oothappam and cook on the other side.
(I like the fully roasted onions(as i don't eat raw onions), so i have let it burn a little, if you like the bites of onion you can remove the oothappam from tawa when it is cooked.)

repeat the steps for the remaining batter.
(given quantity makes about 2 to 3 oothappams depends on the size of oothappams you make)
Serve hot with your favorite chutney or sambar


Notes: Some like to mix the onions in batter itself. You can make oothappams in that way also.

Linking this dish to dish-it-out-light-dinners and cooks joy and  Cook with Comfort organized by Sapana Behl
Linking this dish to "South Indian Cooking" hosted by Nandoos Kitchen

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  1. That is a nice uthappam. easy to make and tasty traditional dish.

    1. Thank you Lincy, for the visit and comment :)

      Stay connected :-)

  2. Easy and simple...for a dinner...Thank you for linking to my event

  3. Yummy Utthappam!! My favorite!!!

    1. Thank you Pankti :)
      Pls do visit regularly


  4. Hi Tanya,

    Your onion oothappam looks delicious! I love to make this bread too if I'm cooking any curry.

    Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest follower and hope that you can follow my blog too.


    1. Thanks you for the visit Zoe. Glad to know that you like to make indian dishes.. :)

      Sure I am visiting your blog and following soon :)

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    1. Yes Remya. This gives hand for me when i have guests :)