means a flat Indian bread
made from rice
and urad dal
(black lentils) or leftover idli batter. The uttappam recipe
is thick and plumpy in size served typically with a yummy alum (ginger) chutney
or coconut chutney. Dibba
means fat or plump
means an Indian bread.
It is the ultimate comfort food, shallow fried, crispy
and is similar to the Akki roti. Dibba roti
is a favourite Andhra breakfast is also popularly known as Minappa
(urad dal) roti. Dibba roti
is simple to make to prepare. A basic dibba roti
is a soft inside and crispy on the exterior side. The common ingredients for preparing the Dibba roti
is urad dal
(black gram), raw rice, green chillies, ginger
In south India, breakfast
is a vital part of every home. The physical and mental health depends on what kind of nutrition one gets from the food choices we make. Indian breakfasts
like the idli
are rich in protein, fibre
and carbohydrates. Uttapam is also one such dish that is nutritious but takes a little more oil than the ordinary plain dosa.
To prepare the Uttappam from scratch ,
firstly you need to soak equal quantities of rice and dal for 6 hours in water. Wash and remove from water and put them in a blender adding a piece of ginger, green chillies
and salt to taste. Grind this to a thick coarse batter. Unlike the batter of idli
this batter is still thicker. When the batter is ready, remove from the blender and pour it into a bowl.
In that batter add finely chopped onions, cumin seeds
and curry leaves
and mix it well. These ingredients are added to enhance the spicy flavor to the Dibba roti
and cumin seeds
are used for flavoring and helps in digestion and flatulent colic. Take a pan, add oil (a little more than you add for a dosa) and pour the batter with your hand and spread it all over the pan equally.
Be careful while spreading not to burn your fingers. Cook the dibba roti
both sides until they become brown in color and crispy. The appearance of the dibba roti
is more like the uttappam
but still thicker than the uttappam.
People on diet need to be little gracious while pouring oil as the dibba roti consumes a little more oil. It’s more like shallow frying the dibba roti. But this Andhra dish is really good to taste and moreover kids would like it for its crispiness. The flavors of onions, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds
blends thoroughly with the batter roti to give a delicious taste. Do try this recipe and watch the making of this special Andhra dish at: