Uttapam is a popular and healthy meal option for your baby. It has high nutritive value, owing to the presence of oats and yoghurt. You can serve it with the traditional chutney, ketchup or sambhar.
INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
- Quick oats – 2 cups
- Gram flour – 2 tablespoons
- Yoghurt – ½ cup
- Salt – to taste
- Refined oil – ½ cup
- Capsicum – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
- Onion – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
- Tomato – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
- Green chilly- 1 piece, finely chopped (optional)
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Grind the oats to a coarse powder in a grinder.
- Add the gram flour, yoghurt, salt, and enough water to make a smooth batter.
- Heat a flat non-stick pan. Sprinkle some oil on the pan.
- Now gently pour about ¼ of the batter, evenly, on the pan and spread to around using the back of a ladle to make a small even circle.
- Sprinkle the chopped tomatoes, chopped green chilly, chopped onions, and chopped capsicum on top. Alternatively, you can mix the vegetables in the batter as well.
- Sprinkle some oil around the uttapam and once the underside has been cooked, flip to other side.
- Let it cook for the 3 to 4 minutes on low flame as the vegetables need to get cooked as well.
- Remove from heat and serve it with chutney, sambhar or ketchup. You can also serve it with homemade dips.
- Oats are rich in dietary fiber and aid in digestion and stool formation. One cup of dry oats contains 307 calories and is rich in manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, carotenoids, vitamin E and flavonoids.
- Full fat curd is rich in calcium and vitamin D, essential for the development of your baby’s bones and teeth. It has good bacteria that soothes the stomach and keeps the digestive system healthy. Curd is particularly beneficial when children suffer from diarrhea or irritable bowel movements. Curd is rich in riboflavin, vitamin B5 and B12 that promote the health of red blood cells and nervous system.
- Vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.