onion uttapam recipe | how to make onion uttapam

onion uttapam recipe

Uttapam is a favorite of many who frequent restaurants that specialize in South-Indian cuisine. It’s basically a pancake made with fermented rice and lentil batter; the same that we use for making dosa or crepes. An uttapam has an interesting texture. It’s soft, fluffy, and melt-in-mouth with some crunch on the outside because of the toppings as they get seared on the hot iron griddle. Onion is the most common topping along with tomato, onion-tomato, and mixed vegetables. This onion uttapam recipe (अनियन उत्तपम रेसिपी) features a very pleasant melange of sweetness from the caramelized onions and sourness from the fermented dosa batter.

making uttapam recipe with dosa batter

I use one batter for making idli, dosa, paniyarams, as well as uttapam. The batter is so perfect that you don’t need to make different batters for each one of them or to remember the confusing ratios of urad dal and rice. So you don’t have to worry about making a separate uttapam batter. This one works just perfect. The uttapam batter is thicker than dosa batter; almost as thick as idli batter. So keep the batter thick. When you pour ladles of batter on the hot tawa, it should spread on its own but not a a lot, because the uttapam is fairly thick, just like a pancake.

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South-Indian food is delicious, nutritious, and easy to digest. It’s a great way to start your day with a breakfast like that. Here are some more easy breakfast ideas.

Now let’s take a look at the onion uttapam ingredients and preparation.

how to make onion uttapam recipe

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Onion Uttapam Recipe | How to Make Onion Uttapam
 
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Onion Uttapam Recipe - It's a simple and easy breakfast recipe. An onion uttapam is a pancake made with dosa batter and caramelized onions and cooked until soft and fluffy and served with coconut chutney on the side.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
For Making 2 Onion Uttapams
  • Thick dosa batter - 1 & ½ cups, seasoned with salt (recipe here)
  • Oil - to roast the uttapam
  • Green chilies - 2 or to taste, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
To Prepare the Onions
  • Onions - 4 medium, thinly sliced
  • Salt - 2 pinches or to taste, to season the onions
  • Sugar - 1 pinch
  • Oil - ½ tbsp
Instructions
  1. To make onion uttapam, heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet/kadhai. Toss in the finely chopped onions. Season them with salt and sugar.
  2. Saute the onions on medium to low heat until they caramelize. The color will change to golden brown and they will taste sweetish because of the caramelization. Take them out in a bowl.
  3. Now heat a non-stick tawa or a well-seasoned cast iron tawa, whichever you prefer to use.
  4. Brush some oil on the tawa and clean it with a tissue paper.
  5. Pour 3 ladles or ¾ cup of batter in the center and let it spread on its own. The batter should be thick enough to form a thick pancake.
  6. Quickly top the uttapam with caramelized onion, green chilies, and coriander leaves so that they sink partially into the batter.
  7. Pour some oil across the uttapam and along its edges.
  8. Cover the uttapam with a lid and let it cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until the underside is golden and the top is almost set.
  9. Carefully flip the onion uttapam and let it cook for on the other side until done. The uttapam has a texture similar to that of a soft idli when properly cooked.
  10. Onion uttapam recipe is ready.
  11. Serve the onion uttapam hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy!

 

Onion Uttapam Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients for making the onion uttapam. For 2 uttapams, you will need 1 & 1/2 cups of thick dosa batter (recipe here), 2 green chilies finely chopped, 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped, and some oil to roast the uttapam. To prep the topping, you will need 4 medium-sized onions, 1/2 tbsp oil to saute the onions, a pinch of sugar, 2 pinches of salt (or to taste)

onion uttapam ingredients


Step 2

To make onion uttapam, heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet/kadhai. Toss in the finely chopped onions. Season them with salt and sugar.

making onion uttapam with dosa batter


Step 3

Saute the onions on medium to low heat until they caramelize. Turn the heat off. Keep it aside.

making onion uttapam


Step 4

Now heat a non-stick tawa or a well-seasoned cast iron tawa, whichever you prefer to use. Brush some oil on the tawa and clean it with a tissue paper.

preparing the tawa for making dosa uttapam


Step 5

Turn the heat to medium and pour 3 ladles or 3/4 cup of batter in the center and let it spread on its own. The batter should be thick enough to form a thick pancake.

onion uttapam recipe easy


Step 6

Quickly top the uttapam with caramelized onion, green chilies, and coriander leaves so that they sink partially into the batter.

making onion uttapam


Step 7

Pour some oil across the uttapam and along its edges.

making onion uttapam


Step 8

Cover the uttapam with a lid and let it cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until the underside is golden and the top is almost set.

making onion uttapam


Step 9

The top looks almost set.

making onion uttapam


Step 10

Carefully flip the onion uttapam and let it cook for on the other side until done. The uttapam has a texture similar to that of a soft idli when properly cooked.

making onion uttapam


Step 11

Onion uttapam recipe is ready.

making onion uttapam


Step 12

Serve the onion uttapam hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy!

making onion uttapam

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Hema Kataria
    February 5, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    For a moment I thought there is floral design on the uttapam.. the onions are flowers and the dhaniya are leaves.. beautiful and yummy uttapam..

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Intriguing observation. Thanks for the kind words. Do try the recipe. 🙂

  • Reply
    shivangi hooda
    February 7, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    tasty llooking uttapa..

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 7, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you, Shivangi.

  • Reply
    Shweta Ram Jadhav
    March 5, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    mastach..mala uttapam khup avadte. banvel dosyache peeth kele ki. recipe sathi dhanyawaad

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you. 🙂 Karun bagha ani tumhala kase vatle he nakki sanga. 🙂

  • Reply
    krishna r
    March 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

    my favorite onion uttapam

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 19, 2018 at 3:48 am

      Mine too 🙂

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