03 April 2014


In recent times the number of shops only selling dosa / idli batter have multiplied so much...I buy them very rarely if i am really not well and i dont want to eat out.. 

If its going to be idli / dosa / adai / paniyaram it will only be millet related and no rice.. Millets are high in fiber and nutritious and i love em n by no chioce my SH too.. The ORGANIC rack at the super market is where i finish most of my grocery shopping..So i try diff options for breakfast wit the same batter..This is one such variation ..Foxtail millet with horsegram chilli powder drizzled onion uthappam!! 
What you need:
Thinai / Foxtail Millet - 3 cups
Urad dhal - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp

How to make:
Wash and soak millet with fenugreek and urad dal seperately for 5 hrs. Grind both separately to smooth batter add salt and mix them and let it ferment for 4 hrs.

What you need for Kollu podi: Recipe from Uma's Kitchen experiments
Kollu / Horse gram - 1 cup
Urad dhal - 1/4 cup
Black pepper - 2 tbsp
Dry red chillies - 10 nos 
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - to taste

How to make:
In a pan, dry roast dry red chilli and black pepper, urad dhal, horse gram seperately until they turn golden brown. Allow to cool and powder them, add salt, asafoetida and pulse it again.

Allow to cool and store in an air tight container.

How to prepare uthappam:
Heat a tawa, pour the batter and spread it drizzle chopped onions, chillies, coriander n kollu podi and cook on medium heat. Once the uthappam gets cooked, remove.

Serve hot with onion chutney, glass of buttermilk and make your morning breakfast healthy!!


  1. lovely, tasty and yummy uttappam.. Feel like taking one off the screen.

  2. Wonderful and healthy combination.. loved your presentation too.. great job! :)

  3. very healthy and delicious breakfast aks... Love it much n thinai is one of my most favorite millet next to ragi... Its natural sweet millet and we do making payasam with it and yet to try with breakfast items... Sure, in my home too no rice idli/dosa, my mom changed to millets family of ragi, varagu, samai n thinai... :) Lovely and tempting...

  4. Healthy uthappam,looks so tempting,nice way to include foxtail in diet....

  5. wow such an inviting Breakfast platter :) thinai uttapam looks fabulous dear and kollu podi on top make is more tempting !!