I came to know this idea only few years back when Vj ordered “7 Taste Uthappam” at Saravana bhavan in Chennai. I vaguely remember what were the toppings. Now last month, when Mama mami came here, we used to watch “Anjaraipetti” series telecasted here in the local channel. They showed a Tanjore Hotel which serves this 5-taste Uthappam. I got really tempted to try at home. This could be a perfect snack/ breakfast for your kid. Especially if they are picky eater, this could be appealing for their eyes and sure tempting enough to eat. Not that we grown ups should not enjoy. Once in a while it can be a treat for us too.
My mom makes awesome onion uthappams that I can never forget in my life and just keep remembering those days when my mom used to make the uthappams in kadai and I used to sit just next to the stove, on the counter top (my dining area) and enjoy the hot uthappams. The uthappams made in kadai has a wonderful unique taste than the one we make in dosa pan. Now my laziness, I never make in kadai. But I make in Iron dosa pan for Vj and eat one (diet conscious hehe)when I make for him. In this 5 taste uthappam, the topping can be purely your choice, it is up to your imagination and creativity. Please refer this post for making the idli dosa batter. There is no specific recipe or specific quantity for this recipe. Just to put up an idea .
I always make onion uthappam with small onions just like we get in Murugan idli shop. Its Vj’s favourite.
|Idli dosa batter|
|Small onion(shallots), sliced thinly|
|Tomato, deseeded and chopped finely|
|Ghee / oil|
Enjoy hot with tiffin sambar and other choices of your chutneys. Yummy and aren't they cute?