Friday, May 29, 2015

Uttapam Sandwich

This recipe came in my mind when my sister in law visited from India. We were having Bombay sandwich for dinner and she told me that she doesn't eat bread. I had a leftover uttapam batter in the refrigerator I made mini uttapams and made a sandwich for her. To this day my family loves  it and I make it often. Also with same concept I make idli sandwiches and white dhokla sandwiches

Soaking time: 4 hours
Fermentation time: overnight or 6 to 7 hours
Prep time:  10 minutes (for batter you have to start ahead in time)
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serving: 4

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups parboiled rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal( split black gram dal)
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 small onions (optional) 
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green sandwich chutney
  • 1 stick butter or oil
  • Sandwich masala to sprinkle (readymade storebought)
  • Salt to taste

Direction :

  1. Soak rice and urad dal separately with fenugreek seeds for at least 4  hours in warm water
  2. Drain and grind the rice and dal separtely into batter. To grind you have to add some water. Pour into a large bowl
  3. Leave the batter for at least for six to seven hours in a warm place or overnight
  4. In a bowl add salt and water to get a consistency thicker than dosas
  5. Heat a non stick pan, add a little butter to the pan. Pour a laddleful of batter and spread it into a three inch round. Make as many uttapam as will fit in the pan
  6. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes till golden brown, flip the uttapam over and cook other side of uttapam. Follow the same procedure with rest of the batter
  7. Spread the green chutney on one side of each uttapam
  8. Place a slices of onion, tomato and cucumber over the uttapam
  9. Sprinkle the sandwich masala
  10. Place the rest of the uttapam , chutney side down over them.
  11. Press gently, cut into wedges
  12. Serve immediately with green chutney and ketchup

Notes : 

You can also use store bought uttapam batter, It  will save your time and taste will be same.
For green chutney check my Bombay sandwich chutney recipe