Well this is an indian tiffin (can be used as breakfast or snack time). We can also say that these are the Indian version of pancakes (not sure if pancakes over here are born first or the utappam :) ).
Rice - 2 and 1/2 cups
Urad dal - 1 cup
Chana dal - 1/2 cup
Moong dal - Depends on your flavor (can add from a fistful to 1/2 cup)
Green chillies - 2 or 3
Onions - 1 chopped finely
Tomatos - 1 chopped finely
Grated carrot - (optional)
Peas - (optional - I did not add this)
beans - (optional - I did not add this)
Salt to taste - (1-2 table spoons)
Oil - 1 spoon for veggies and some more for frying utappam
Method of preparation
1) Soak rice, urad dal, chana dal and moong dal in water for few hours (probably soaking them in the night and grinding them in the morning is a good idea).
2) Grind the soaked mixture with little water. Make sure it is not too liquidish type.
3) Fry veggies in a table spoon of oil for 2 to 3minutes until they are undercooked but almost done. (include green chillies also). Add some salt and your veggie mixture is ready to add to the utappam base.
5) To make utappams: Take a flat pan and put it on stove. Once the pan is heated sprinkle few drops of water and clean it with either paper towel or with a onion. Add 1/2 spoon oil in a circular motion to cover the surface of the pan. Now add a laddle full of batter in the middle. Spread out the batter to make a circular shape. Now add little oil along the edges of the utappam and cover it with lid for 1/2 minute to 1 minute. Remove the cover and turn the utappam on the other side. Add little oil to the side so that it comes off easily. Remove the utappam from the stove once it is done and serve hot with either Tomato chutney or any chutney you like.
Note: I could not take photos this time of the utappam made as they were finished faster. I will try to add pictures of how to make utappam later.