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ErstwhileEditor | Jun 13, 2004 07:43 PM

My daughter and I went to Bollywood in Lexington for lunch on Saturday. On a previous visit, I saw something intriguing on someone's plate, and I decided it must be the uttapam. Being somewhat bored and indecisive, I ordered it this time. I obviously can't comment on whether they do a good uttapam, since I had never had one before, so suffice it to say I have spent several hours hunting for uttapam recipes and now turn to you for information on the various restaurants in the area that serve these interesting things.

For those of you who have not encountered them, these are thick "pancakes" made with leftover dosa (dosai?) batter. The one I had contained (IIRC) tomato, onion, cilantro, and chicken (which is optional). They are usually accompanied by coconut chutney (a VERY small container of this in Bollywood's case) and a bowl of sambhar (which I now see one should dip the uttapam in). (I assume one dips pieces, right?)

Anyway, I'd love to know where I can find other versions, who has the tastiest one, etc. I also encourage those of you who have not yet tried this to do so!


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