Uttapam / Thick Pancake

Uttapam is a South Indian dish and usually prepared as a healthy breakfast dish. Uttapam has a thicker consistency compared to a dosa and is made by adding mixed veggies of your choice.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10Minutes

Serves: 1

Uttapam Recipe


1 cup of Idli Batter

2 finely chopped 🌶

1/2 finely chopped 🧅

1/3 cup mixed 🫑

1/3 cup finely chopped 🍅

1tsp oil



Buy readymade batter from the grocery store. Add salt & water to the batter and mix well.

Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium flame. Sprinkle a few drops of oil on hot pan and spread all around. As this helps to spread the batter and avoids the batter from sticking to the pan.

When the pan is hot, pour 1 laddle of batter in the pan and spread it in a round shape by gently rotating the ladle clock wise.

Then Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the finely chopped onion, tomato, capsicum and chilli to the batter and slightly press the veggies with a wooden spatula.

Then add a tsp of oil to the edge of the Uttapam and let it cook until bottom surface turns light golden brown. Then flip the uttapam around and cook the other side for a 2/3 minutes or until the bottom surface looks cooked.

Uttapam Is best served hot with coconut chutney.