How to make Nachni Uttappa -

A healthy touch to your favourite breakfast recipe with the addition of nachni flour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Finger millet (nachani) flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Nachni Uttappa

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Nachni Uttappa Recipe

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) , ground into a batter and kept for 1-2 hours 1/2 cup

  • Finger millet (nachani) flour 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fruit salt 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil as required

  • Green capsicum , finely chopped as required

  • Tomatoes , seeded and finely chopped as required

  • Green chillies , finely chopped as required

  • Fresh coriander leaves , finely chopped as required

  • Ghee as required

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take black gram batter in a mixing bowl, addfinger millet flour and mix. Add sufficient water and mix to get a smooth batter of required consistency. Add salt, mix and set aside for few hours. But if you want to use immediately add fruit salt and mix well.

Step 2

For each uttappa pour ¼ teaspoon oil on a non-stick tawa and spread it evenly. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it thickly and evenly. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon green capsicum, 1 teaspoon tomatoes, ¼ teaspoon green chillies, ½ teaspoon coriander leaves and ghee and cook till the underside turns golden brown. Flip and cook till the other side turns evenly golden too. Make more uttappas similarly.

Step 3

Transfer them onto individual serving plates and serve with green chutney.

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