Monday, March 20, 2006

Onion - Tomato Othappam

With the dosa batter I normally prepare Othappam with different toppings. I am happy to add the intake of vegetables in each and every meal.

Items needed for Dosa batter:
Boiled rice :1 cup
Raw Rice 1 cup
Urud dal ¼ cup
Methi seeds ½ tsp.


Left over Idli or Dosa batter


Wash and soak all items for 5 to 6 hours then grind into fine paste.
Keep this paste for fermentation.

Othappam Preparation:
Othppam is a thicker version of Dosa with vegetable toppings.
Heat Dosa pan, apply little oil and wipe it with dry tissue.
Pour one ladle ful of batter in the centre of the pan and spread it thicker.
Slow down fire and add the toppings of Sliced Onion, Tomato, Green Chilli, Coriander leaves.
Adding some oil on the edges will cook the Othappam nicely.
When the Othappam is cooked, turn over and allow the other to get cooked.
Othappam can be served with Chutney, Sambar or Idli Podi.

Variation of toppings:
1.Finely cut onion alone can be used.
2. Mix of Onion and Tomato.
3. Grated Carrot and Onion
4. Idli Podi.
5. Tomato and Cheese. Sprinkle pepper powder.
6. Capsicum, Onion, Tomato.
7. Coconut - finely cut pieces.

* Do You have any interesting topping for the Othappam ? *


Kay said...

The Oothappams look yummy!! My favs are onions toppings!

I saute the finely chopped onions with green chillies and let it cool down and mix with finely chopped corainder leaves and use this as final topping. Yummy!

I've known people using grated cheese on Oothappams too.

spicehut said...

Have you tried fried moong dal ? (store bought snack)...tastes good...if your taste runs along those lines.

However, best I like is onion & green chillies.

Kitchenmate said...

Oothappams looks yummy.... i like with onion...

Shalini said...

me too like with onions and green chillies, another variation or a tip for party spreads is that you can have onions on one side and the tomato slices on the other side, its real attractive one...n name it as a 50-50 oothappam...

Menu Today said...

Hi Kay,
Cheese, Yes. This time I did not have cheese at home, thats why, this post was only about Onion and Tomato.

Menu Today said...

Hello Spicehut,
Fried moong dal is new to me.
Shall try. Thx.

Menu Today said...

Hi Kitchenmate,

Menu Today said...

Hi Shalini,
50-50 is a nice name and topping too.

Puspha said...

I've never eaten this. Will try it out, soon.

Menu Today said...

Please try and let me know the taste.