Indo Western Fusion cooking... Italy meets South India.. Uttappam is a South Indian Dish and it is served with an Italian Pizza topping..
For the Pizza Sauce
3 Ripe Tomatoes cut into cubes
4 big size Garlic pod chopped
1 Onion chopped
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Dry Mix Herbs
1/2 tsp Pepoer powder
1 cup Tomato purée
1 tbsp Olive oil
In a wok, add olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for a minute, add the onions. Sauté till translucent. Add the tomatoes, stir and cook it for 5 minutes. Add the tomato purée, salt, pepper powder, sugar and mix herbs, stir and let it simmer for 5 minutes more. Keep it aside.
For the Dosa / Uttappam Batter
3 cups Rice
1 cup Urid Dal / Split Black Gram
1 tbsp Fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
Wash and soak all the 3 above ingredients seprately overnight. Grind the ingredients in a grinder and keep it for fermenting for 8 hours. Add salt and if required then add water for the right consistency.
P.S. I normally grind a kg of rice and 300 grams of dal and divide the batter as per my requirements into separate vessels and refrigerate it.
We can also take 2:1 proportion of rice and dal. 3:1 proportion of rice and dal gives crispy dosas.
For the Pizza Uttapam
1 bowl of Dosa / Uttappam batter
1 cup Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese mix grated
2 tbsp Black Olives sliced
2 tbsp Red picked chillies sliced
1 Onion sliced
1 Green Capsicum sliced
1/2 Red Capsicum sliced
1/2 Yellow Capsicum sliced
8 Mushrooms sliced
Sprinkle of Pizza mix dried herbs
Olive oil to drizzle
Take a pan, add one ladle full of batter in the pan, keep it on a low flame, sprinkle some cheese, add the pizza sauce on the batter, arrange the vegetables on by one on the pizza. Add some more cheese on top, drizzle some oil on top and sprinkle pizza mix. Cover and cook, for 2 to 3 minutes till the base has become brown and crispy. Serve hot.