Sunday, 18 August 2013

Onion Chilli Uttappam - Savoury Indian Pancake

Uttapam is similar to dosa and is made with the same batter. The main difference is that it is made thicker and softer than dosa. Also usually it is topped with some veggies. Today I have made a Onion and Chilli Uttapam.

Ingredients (to make 1 uttappam)

Dosa Batter 1/4 cup (see notes below)
Onion finely chopped 2 tbsp
Green Chilli 1/2 tsp
Sesame oil (or any oil) as required.

Method of Preparation

1. Pour Dosa batter on a hot pan. Do not spread it much.

2. Immediately sprinkle the onions and green chillies. Cook on one side. Add a few drops of oil.

3. Flip and cook on the top side just a little.

Serve with some chutneys or molaga podi (lentil spice powder).

Notes : Dosa/Idli Batter

If you are new to making dosa batter, this is a quick description of the method of making Dosa/Idli Batter. I use 1 cup of urad dal (whole pealed) and 3.5 cups of rice (idli rice). Soak rice in hot water for 3 hours and urad dal along with 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds in cold water for 1 hour. grind urad dal with about 2 cups of water adding little at a time. Takes 30 min in my grinder. Keep aside. Grind Rice with about 2 cups of water adding little at a time. It takes 20 min in my grinder. Mix both with 2 tsp of salt. Allow to ferment overnight. Dosa/Idli Batter is ready to use. If making Idli or Uttappam you can use this batter as is. If making Dosa, add some more water to adjust the consistency.

After cooking with Legumes and making Salads, AnuRadhika and I (my recipes) are making Dosa Varieties this month for Palooza in the pan. Stay tuned for more dosa varieties from all of us. 


  1. Kalakitta po! Rosh the styling is superb. And this is a classic uthappam that everyone loves. Even we eat it with curd at my place.

  2. I love uttappam more than dosa. love the 2 cute bowls in which the chutney is sitting.

  3. Classic uttappam.. lovely presentation!!


  4. Inviting myself to ur place, love this uthappams with loads of onions too.

  5. yummy and my fav.want to grab whole

  6. My all time favorite... Loved the clicks

  7. Uttappam looks very delicious.