Thursday, February 17, 2011

Arusuvai Season -2 and Barley uthappam/Barley oothappam


Arusuvai Season 1 was the brain child of Barathy, Srivalli and Lathamma. This season Sayantani rekindled the interest of many bloggers by reviving this chain again and Arusuvai season -2 is making rounds in the blogosphere.

Before i start , i have to apologize to Sayantani and Gayatri for posting this so late. Sorry:-(


When i received the mystery ingredient, i was so thrilled.I know you are wondering if it was the ingredient which was the cause for my reaction....Na...It felt so good a receive a post/parcel from a virtual friend, which a letter written to me:-).Gayatri sent me a mystery ingredient and i opened it.....I knew it was barley!!!!!!!..., yeah i have been cooking barley upma, barley sakkari pongal . This time i wanted to cook something different and so tried this uthappam . Barley was not the only thing she sent, she even sent me a lovely gift. Thank you Gayatri.......:-)Made my day


INGREDIENTS


Raw rice 1 1 /2 cup

Par boiled rice 1 1/2 cup

Black gram 1/2 cup

Barley 1/2 cup

Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp

Salt to taste

FOR THE TOPPING

Onion 2

Tomato 2

Bell pepper 2

PREPARATION

Soak both the rice in water for 2-3 hrs. Soak barley and black gram dhal , each separately in water for the same time.

Drain the Back gram dhal and grind it with enough water inthe grinder.Now take this out in a bowl and grind the barley smooth.Scoop out this batter into the dhal batter and mix.

Now grind the rice with the fenugreek seeds. hen the batter is very smooth add the dhal barley mixture to this and grind for a minute so that everything mixes evenly. Add salt and let it ferment for nearly eight hours or overnight

Before starting to make the uthappam, cut all the veggies finely.You can add the vegetables of your choice or can omit it all together

Place a Tava on the stove and heat it on medium flame.

Take a laddle full of batter and pour in the center of the tava.Now add the cut vegetable and drizzle 1 tsp of oil on it, Cover it with a lid and and cook it in medium flame for 1 minute or till the bottom of the uthappam starts to brown.

Transfer it to a plate and serve warm with a chutney of your choice.

Verdict

Uthappam was very soft and very tasty too. It was a healthier option too. Do try this out:-)
Now i am sending the mystery ingredients to Aparna and Jayshree
Can't wait to see their lovely creations.

Thank you Sayantani for giving me this opportunity!!!