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Uttapam is a thick pancake,with toppings cooked right into the batter.It is sometimes characterized as an Indian pizza.


Rice-2 cups
Black gram (urad dal)-1 cup
Fenugreek seeds-2 tsp
Vegetable oil/Cooking spray
Chopped onions-1 large
Chopped tomato-1 large
Chopped green chili-5
Chopped coriander leaves-1/2 cup
salt to taste


1-Soak rice,black gram and fenugreek seeds together in water for about 4 hours.
2-Grind the softened rice,black gram and fenugreek seeds to a fine paste.

3-Add salt and water to get a semi liquid batter and whip well. 4-Keep aside in a warm place to ferment well for at least 5-6 hours. 

 5-In a bowl mix chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,chopped green chilies and little salt,and keep aside.

6-Heat a non-stick tawa on medium flame.Spread a little oil/cooking spray on the tawa.Lower the flame. 7-Take the batter in a big spoon and spread the same on the tawa as is done while preparing dosa or omelet

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Ghuguni is a famous dish from eastern states of India(specially Odisha and West Bengal).It is made of dried yellow peas as the main ingredient along with potatoes and enjoyed both as a snack and main course.


Dried Yellow Peas-1 cup
Chopped onion-1 large
Chopped tomato-1 large
Ginger-garlic paste-2 tsp
Chopped green chillies-4
Potato-1 large(cut in cubes)
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Bay leave-1
Dry chili-1
Turmeric powder-1/2(for peas)+1/2(for curry)
Dry fenugreek leaves-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Chili powder-1 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Sugar-1/4 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Salt to taste


1-Soak the dry yellow peas in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.

2-Pressure cook the peas and potato cubes with 4 cups of water,salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder till soft or to 2-3 whistle.

3-In a pan heat oil,add dry chili,bay leave and cumin seeds when it splutters add  chopped green chillies and the chopped onions.

4-Once the Onion turns golden brown,add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the …