Dishoom Uttapam Stack Recipe

Our friends at Dishoom have provided this fabulous recipe

 

Uttapam are a fluffy savoury dosa, made with rice. They're usually enjoyed with savoury toppings but we particularly like ours with lashings of jaggery syrup and a thick, strained yoghurt. Chef Naved has shared his recipe for making an extra fluffy stack at home.

Uttapam Batter
Serves 2, generously

Ingredients:–

185g raw basmati rice
60g flattened rice, or cooked, cooled rice
½ tsp fenugreek seeds (not leaves) – optional
60ml coconut milk
20ml cold water
1 level tsp fast action yeast
2 tsp caster sugar
50ml lukewarm water
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp fine salt
A little vegetable oil, for frying

Fresh fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries or strawberries

Method

  1. Wash and drain the basmati rice. Add the fenugreek seeds (if using), cover generously with fresh water and soak for 5 hours or overnight.
  2. After soaking, drain the rice. Combine with the flattened rice, or cooked, cooled rice, coconut milk and 20ml water and blend to a very thick, smooth batter (add a little more water if it’s too stiff).
  3. To activate the yeast, add it to a small bowl or mug along with the caster sugar and lukewarm water. Stir gently then allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Tip the yeast and water into the blended batter, mix well and rest it in a warm place for 2-3 hours. Go make your jaggery syrup and shrikhand.
  5. Just before frying, add bicarbonate of soda and salt. The batter should be thick to make fluffy pancakes, however if it is too stiff, add a little water. Place a plate into the oven on a low heat, to keep your pancakes warm while you fry in batches.
  6. Warm 1-2tsp oil in a medium-hot pan. Add a ladle of batter per pancake, and fry for 2 minutes either side until lightly browned, fluffy and speckled with bubbles. Place onto your warmed plate whilst you cook the rest.
  7. Serve your stack of pancakes topped with a scoop of creamy Shrikhand, a generous drizzle of jaggery syrup and fresh fruit.

Simply Salmon Bagel

Our thanks to New York Bakery Company for providing this delicious simply salmon recipe

Ingredients:–

  • 1 New York Bakery Co. Original Bagel Thin
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 75g smoked salmon
  • A sprinkling of finely chopped fresh chives

Layer the smoked salmon over a cream cheese topped bagel.
Sprinkle over the chives add the lid and enjoy!