QUINOA VEGETABLE UTTAPAM

Quinoa Vegetableimg_1396 Uttapam .

Recipe for 4 Uttapam’s .

Preparation time : 15 minutes    Cooking time : 15 Minutes.

Quinoa originated from the Incas in South America around 5000 years ago .It became so popular because of its Health benefits( packs in a powerful amount of Protein 14 – 18 percent for a plant food , good source of dietary fiber , Phosphorous, magnesium and Iron . Very low in Cholesterol and sodium ) and The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 the ” International Year of Quinoa” . Often confused as a true grain – it is actually a Pseudo grain – the seed belongs to a family of Beets, Spinach and Swiss Chard . Today I’m sharing Quinoa Uttapam prepared with Quinoa and Lentils . It taste like Pizza minus Cheese. I already shared Quinoa Brown Basmati Rice Idli which is fermented . You can ferment or Prepare uttapam directly after grinding .   Soaking and Fermentation  helps in Protein digestion and Good source of Probiotics .Taste will be Crispy outside and soft, fluffy  inside . You don’t need to serve with any Chutney as it has Vegetables toppings and seasoned with Italian seasoning. Better to buy an Organic Quinoa and no need to worry about the Coating ( called Saponin which is bitter in taste and protects from birds being eaten).Source : Health Magazines

It is a simple recipe with easy to remember measurements.

INGREDIENTS:

1. Quinoa – 1/4 th Cup

2. Urad dal – 1/4 th cup

3. Channa Dal – 1/4 th Cup

4 . Green Moong Dal – 1/4 th Cup

5. Salt

6. Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp.

7. Green Chillies – 2

8. Water for grinding

9. Toppings – Onion , Tomato , Bell pepper , Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves

10 . Italian seasoning

METHOD:

1. Wash dals and quinoa Overnight or for 3 to 4 hours until Green Moong  Dal is  properly Soaked . After Soaking Wash Dals and Quinoa and grind with Green Chillies , Ginger , Salt and water . Batter must be not be thin .

2. Heat a Pan over medium heat . When the Pan is warm enough reduce to medium . Grease the Pan with little oil and pour Big spoonful of Batter and spread in a circular motion ( 1/4 th inch thick) img_1397

3. Drizzle Oil over  the edges . 4.Cover with Lidimg_1398 and Cook until it is light brown on bottom  for 3 to 4 minutes .

4. Flip gently and cook on the Otherwise without Lid until light Brown . It will take around 3 to 4 Minutes . img_1395

5. Flip again and Cook for a minute and Season with little Salt , Freshly grounded Black pepper and Italian Seasoning   . Transfer to a Plate . Cut into triangles with the help of a Knife . Taste like Pizza minus Cheese.

Note : To Prepare second Uttapam Sprinkle some water on the surface of the Pan to bring the temperature down .

 

 

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