Crispy onion uthapam

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups dosa batter (check notes)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • a pinch of asafetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp split urad dal
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 or 2 red chilli
  • 6 or 7 curry leaves
  • 4 to 5 cashew nuts
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Crispy onion uthapam

  • Chop onions into fine slices.
  • Keep the skillet/girdle on a medium flame, smear oil all over.
  • Temper with mustard, asafoetida powder, cumin, split urad dal, channa dal, red chilli and finely chopped curry leaves.
  • Wait for the mustard to splutter.
  • Add chopped onion, saute for a minute.
  • Add grated cashews and saute further. Transfer this to the batter.
  • Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Take a ladleful of batter and spread it over the skillet.
  • The thickness should be like that of a pancake.
  • Drizzle oil on all sides and allow it to cook until one side turns crisp and golden brown in colour.
  • Gently flip the uthapam over and allow it to cook.
  • Take out the uthapam from the skillet.
  • Serve hot immediately before it loses its crispiness.
  • Recipe and Image courtesy: Tasty Appetite