Suji Uttapam – You are tired and kids are screaming for food. You do not have anything ready and you don’t want to feed them fast food. I don’t know about you but this happens a lot to me. What do you do in such circumstances? Wish for a genie? (no use, I have tried that before). There is a saying “where there is a will there is a way”. Well here is the way.
If I have to make a list of my favorite dishes which can be prepared in a jiffy these pancakes will surely top the list. Suji Uttapam or Semolina pancake is a healthy version of a traditional south Indian recipe eaten with relish in India. Now, what makes this recipe so special is that you can sneak in lots of vegetables in this recipe. If your kids are like mine who get queasy just by watching me cut cabbage then this is the recipe for you. Try it and I am sure you will love this healthy recipe.
Semolina Pancakes (Suji Uttapam)
For the pancakes(makes 6):
2 cups semolina (suji)
1 cup curd(yoghurt)
½ tsp red chili powder
Salt to taste
1 green chilli chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
½ cup diced tomato and capsicum
½ cup grated onions, carrots and cabbage
oil for cooking
Mix all the ingredients except oil and make a batter of dropping consistency using water. Heat a non stick pan and grease it lightly with oil. Spread a layer of batter on the pan to make a pancake of 3-4 mm thickness. Spread a little oil around pancake to keep it from sticking to the pan. Cook it over a slow flame until the base is golden brown. Turn over to cook the other side. Remove from the pan and serve hot. Repeat with the remaining batter to make five more pancakes.
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