Bajra Carrot Onion Uttapam, Healthy Bajra Onion Uttapam Breakfast Recipe


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To make bajra carrot onion uttapa, combine the whole bajra, ½ cup of water and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain the water and keep the cooked whole bajra aside. Combine all the ingredients, along with the whole bajra and 1½ cups of water, in a deep bowl and mix well. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ¼ tsp of oil. Pour ¼ cup of batter over it and tilt the tava (griddle) lightly to spread the batter evenly to form a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle. Cook on a medium flame, using 1/8 tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Repeat step 5 to make 9 more uttapas. Serve immediately with healthy green chutney.

With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttapam has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour – bajra uttapam. You will enjoy the mouthfeel of cooked bajra in these uttapams.

Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumptuous dish, while coriander, lemon juice, etc., team up to perk up the flavour and aroma. The carrots in bajra carrot onion uttapa add a dose of vitamin A, while the lemon juice is a good source of vitamin C. Both these nutrients act as antioxidants and help in maintaining healthy vision, glowing skin and also enhancing our ability to fight diseases.

Bajra onion uttapam is a breakfast recipe, but it needs planning as it calls for bajra to be soaked for 8 hours. So remember to soak it the previous night. Serve these uttapam fresh off the tava with healthy green chutney.

With 75 calories, 2 gram of protein and 2.1 gram of fibre, these healthy bajra uttapam can be enjoyed by weight watchers and heart patients both. For diabetics we recommend 1 bajra uttapam as a serving size.

Tips for bajra carrot onion uttapa. 1. While selecting bajra, ensure that the grains are free from dirt, stones and other forms of adulteration. The grains should be small, brownish and resemble tiny pearls. 2. To make it attractive for kids, make these uttapams in a mini uttapam pan. 3. These uttapams are best served immediately on cooking.

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Soaking time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     10Makes 10 uttapas
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Ingredients

For Bajra Carrot Onion Uttapa
1/4 cup whole bajra (black millet) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
1 1/4 cups bajra (black millet) flour
salt to taste
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving With Bajra Carrot Onion Uttapa
healthy green chutney
Method
For bajra carrot onion uttapa

    For bajra carrot onion uttapa
  1. To make bajra carrot onion uttapa, combine the whole bajra, ½ cup of water and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain the water and keep the cooked whole bajra aside.
  3. Combine all the ingredients, along with whole bajra and 1½ cups of water, in a deep bowl and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ¼ tsp of oil.
  5. Pour ¼ cup of batter over it and tilt the tava (griddle) lightly to spread the batter evenly to form a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle. Cook on a medium flame, using one-eighth tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Repeat step 5 to make 9 more uttapas.
  7. Serve the bajra carrot onion uttapa immediately with healthy green chutney.

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Soaking the whole bajra

  1. This is what whole bajra (black millet) looks like. See why we love bajra. High in Protein: One cup of whole Bajra (160 grams) gives about 18.5 grams of protein. Very good source for Vegetarian. High in Fiber : One cup of whole Bajra gives about 18 grams of fibre. This fibre will keep you fuller for a longer time and avoid you from binge eating. Complete Protein for Vegetarians : Bajra Flour forms a complete protein when combined with legumes like rajma, moong dal, urad dal, toovar dal, chana dal.
  2. Put 1/4 cup whole bajra (black millet) in a deep glass bowl.
  3. Cover with water.
  4. Cover with a lid and soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. This is what the whole bajra looks like.
  6. Clean the water a few times to remove the dirt. 
  7. Drain the water using a sieve.

Pressure cooking the whole bajra

  1. In a pressure cooker add the soaked whole bajra.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. This is what it looks like.
  7. Drain the water. Keep the cooked whole bajra aside.

Making the batter

  1. In a deep bowl add  1 1/4 cups bajra (black millet) flour. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. Bajra is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance which is good for Diabetics and healthy heart but to be had in restricted quantity and had with low fat curds or raita to minimise the carb impact. See here for the 18 benefits of bajra flour and why you should have it.
  2. Add 1/2 cup grated carrot. Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Carrot is great for the eyes.They relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre and lower cholesterol. Read the 11 super benefiits of carrots and why to include in your daily diet.
  3. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped onions. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions
  4. Add 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies.
  5. Add 1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste.
  6. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania). Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 
  7. Add 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice.
  8. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  9. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  10. Add the pressure cooked whole bajra.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Add 1 1/2 cups water.
  13. Mix very well. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. Your batter is ready. At this time you should taste your salt and chillies from the batter. 

Cooking the bajra carrot onion uttapam

  1. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ¼ tsp of oil. Make sure the tava is hot.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of batter over it and tilt the tava (griddle) lightly to spread the batter evenly to form a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
  3. Cook on a medium flame, using 1/8 tsp of oil. This is going to be a thick uttapa. Don't cook on a very high flame or low flame. 
  4. Flip over and apply a bit of oil.
  5. Finally your bajra carrot onion uttapam is ready.
  6. Serve hot with healthy green chutney. You can have it for a snack or healthy Indian  breakfast.

Health Benefits of bajra carrot onion uttapa

  1. Healthy Bajra Carrot Onion Uttapa - a low calorie high fibre snack.
  2. The fibre from whole bajra along with veggies is good for a healthy gut.
  3. Fibre is a nutrient which also helps to manage blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels and thus these uttapams are a wise choice for heart patients and diabetics.
  4. Those aiming weight loss, including women with PCOS, can look forward to including these uttapams in their breakfast as well as snack.
  5. Vitamin A, vitamin C and quercetin are some antioxidants which you can gain from these uttapams and reduce inflammation in the body.
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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per uttapa
Energy73 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates12.5 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat1.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4 mg

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Reviews

Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
4
 on 04 Nov 17 01:04 AM


Taste little different but its healthy and low calories.
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
5
 on 08 Feb 17 12:11 AM


बाजरा, कॅरट एण्ड अनियन उत्तपा
5
 on 29 Dec 16 01:43 PM


Aaj yeh nasta banakar sabhi ka dil khush kar diya. Papa tho tariffo ke phool bandhe ja rahe the. Accha laga ki sabhi ne mera banaya nasta pasand kiya.
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
5
 on 16 Apr 15 02:42 PM


too good... no rice in a uttapa.. just made with whole bajra and bajra flour with veggies...recipe calls for soaking but worth the effort..