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Uttapam Recipe

Uttapam Recipe

Uttapam is a dosa-like dish from South India which is made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter. If you have the batter ready then you have a very yummy and healthy breakfast/lunch/dinner at your dining table.

Detailed Uttapam Recipe is below

Prep time

15 min

Cook time

35 min

Total time

50 min




Course: Breakfast, Snack, Starter, Lunch, Dinner

Skill Level: Easy

Diet: Vegetarian

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 2

Ingredients for Uttapam recipe

To make the Uttapam

  • 360 gm rice (parboiled)
  • 90 gm bengal gram (dhuli urad) (split and husked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methidana)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • iron griddle or tawa
  • oil as required

For serving

  • Tomato Ketchup or Chutney

Preparation of Uttapam recipe

To cook the Uttapam

  • Soak rice, daal, and methi in water for 5-6 hours. Uttapam Recipe
  • Grind to a smooth paste. Add salt and enough water to make a dropping consistency and leave to ferment 5-6 hours.

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  • Heat tawa, and brush oil over it. When really hot, splash a little water over it, and pour about 1 cup of batter on to it.

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  • It will spread a little. When the edges start browning a bit, pour a trail of oil around it.

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  • Turn it over and let it brown on the other side too.  Before you turn the uthappam over, sprinkle a mixture of finely chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and green chilies. Serve hot.

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Recipe notes


  • One can add or remove vegetables as per own choice on the uttapam.

“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”

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