Uttapam recipe

Uttapam recipe – a popular south Indian breakfast recipe. It is like a thick pancake made from fermented rice and urad dal batter. and sometimes few chopped veggies are added as a topping.

Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

I always use just one all purpose batter for making idli, dosas, uttapam. We love south Indian food at home, so I usually make big batch of this batter.

I store the leftover batter in the fridge and it stays good for 2-3 days. So the second day for breakfast, I make these uttapams.

If I am in the rush or I do not feel like chopping the veggies in the morning, that time I sprinkle this rasam powder over the it. It tastes fantastic. Instead you can use any podi for this purpose.

These are slightly crispy around the edges and outside while very soft and fluffy from the inside.

The most IMPORTANT thing to consider for making it perfect – Always cook on medium to low heat, This way it will cook well from inside too. If cooked on high flame, then it will stay raw from inside. So be patient.

Other uttapam recipes
Oats uttapam  //  Rava uttapam  //  Bread uttapam (Coming soon)


How to make uttapam recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Check this idli recipe post where I have shared the step by step recipe of making the idli-dosa batter. I usually make this the second day for breakfast, so I always use leftover idli batter. If the batter was in fridge, then remove ahead of time and bring it to room temperature before making.

2) Heat the tawa or pan on medium heat. Grease it well using oil. Once hot, take ladleful of batter and pour into the center of the pan. Do not spread, let it flow itself. It should be thick.
Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

3) Within few seconds you will notice lots of bubbles are forming. This means that your batter is well fermented and it will make very light and fluffy.

4) Now drizzle the oil around the edges and on top. And let it cook on medium-low heat. Do not rush and do not increase the flame to high. Otherwise it will stay raw from inside. It takes little longer time to cook compared to dosa.
Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

5) Once golden brown from the bottom, flip it and cook other side as well.

6) Both sides should be golden brown and slightly crispy. Once done remove it to a plate and serve.
Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe


How to make vegetable uttapam recipe:


1) Take all the veggies (onion, tomato, capscium, coriander, green chili, carrot) in a bowl. Sprinkle little salt.

2) Mix well. NOTE: You can use your choice of vegetables. I sometimes make with only onions. Or sometimes I make with onion and tomato.
Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

3) Now heat the tawa in a pan on medium heat. Grease it well using oil. Once hot pour the batter into the pan.

4) Now sprinkle the prepared veggie mixture over it. Drizzle the oil around the edges and on top.
Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

5) Once golden brown from the bottom, flip and cook other side.

6) Once cooked from other side, remove it to a plate and continue making rest.
Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

Serving suggestion: Serve with your choice of chutney (e.g. coconut chutney, pudina coconut chutney, coconut coriander chutney, red coconut chutney) or sambar as a breakfast or light meal. This can be packed into kids lunch box as well.

Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe

Uttapam recipe (How to make uttapam), mixed vegetable uttapam recipe
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Uttapam recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 3 servings
Calories 176 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 2 cups Idli/Dosa batter
  • ¼ cup Onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Carrot grated
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves
  • Salt - to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil or butter

Instructions

Making uttapam recipe:

  1. Heat the tawa or pan on medium heat. Grease it well using oil.
  2. Once hot, take ladleful of batter and pour into the center of the pan. Do not spread, let it flow itself. It should be thick.
  3. Within few seconds you will notice lots of bubbles are forming.
  4. Now drizzle the oil around the edges and on top. And let it cook on medium-low heat.
  5. Once golden brown from the bottom, flip it and cook other side as well.
  6. Both sides should be golden brown and slightly crispy. Once done remove it to a plate and serve.

Making vegetable uttapam recipe:

  1. Take all the veggies (onion, tomato, capscium, coriander, green chili, carrot) in a bowl. Sprinkle little salt. Mix well.
  2. Now heat the tawa in a pan on medium heat. Grease it well using oil.
  3. Once hot pour the batter into the pan.
  4. Now sprinkle the prepared veggie mixture over it. Drizzle the oil around the edges and on top.
  5. Once golden brown from the bottom, flip and cook other side.
  6. Once cooked from other side, remove it to a plate and continue making rest.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving (made with oil not butter)

Nutrition Facts
Uttapam recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.2g 22%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 11.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1.5g 3%
Vitamin A 37%
Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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