Monday, May 9, 2011

Vegetable Uthappam / Pancakes Topped with Veggies..

The South Indian Pizza!
Close Cousin of Dosa!
And all that v luv lotsa!
(Errrrrr.. Relax Relax people... Just watched Simbu's movie - the great T.Rajendran's son!)

These pancakes are nothing but a slight twist given to the dosas to make them more interesting. Usually when the dosa batter is made, the order of the menu would be idlis on the 1st day, dosas on the 2nd and 3rd days and Uthappams on the last two days.
There are a variety of uthappams that can be made and lots of ways to make it too!
This is one simple method I follow and learnt it from a Madurai Idli kadai in Bangalore that serves super yummy idlis, dosais and uthappams with getti chutney and sambhar.
Here goes the recipe:


Idly / Dosa Batter - about 4 to 5 Cups

Onions- 1 Lagre

Tomatoes- 1 Medium

Chopped Cilantro - a handful or more

Green chillies- 2 or 3 (according to spice levels)finely chopped


1.Chop the onions, tomatoes and chillies finely and mix it a bowl and set aside. Chop the cilantro and keep it separately.

2.If the dosa batter has been refrigerated, bring it to room temp at least half an hour before making the uthappams.

3.Heat a tawa or griddle (preferably cast iron for an excellent texture) and when it is hot, pour a ladle of the dosa batter into a small thick round not spreading it too much.

4.Take a handful of the chopped veggies and spread it on the uthappam slightly pressing it followed by the chopped cilantro.

5.Grease it with a little oil around the corners and cook it on medium heat till it is done on one side. Flip around and cook on the other side for half a minute and remove it from the tawa.

6.Serve hot with chutney, sambhar, vegetable sagu or milagai podi. Tastes great with ketchup too!

 1. You can get creative and play around with different veggies like grated carrot , beets or spinach etc. and even milagai podi on it for a podi roast uthappam or cheese for a pizzappam!!

2.For a low calorie version, cover the uthappam and cook without applying oil to it.

3.Adjust the heat as you make them so that they are not undercooked or get burnt.

4.Do not flip over too many times as the topping may come off and do not cook too long on the top part as the vegetables may get burnt.


  1. Nice uthapam.. I like that u called it a close cousin of dosa.. :)

  2. Soo inviting and catchy uthappams..yumm!

  3. Colourful uthappams...always like onions and tomatoes most in this.

  4. Like the first 3 lines you've written! Colourful and delicious uthappams!

  5. Totally drooling over it ~ awesome looking uthappam!
    US Masala

  6. First time here....
    uthappam looks colorful and delicious dear....
    glad to follow u :)

  7. Beautiful looking uthappam. Interesting way of layering the vegetables!!