February 11, 2013

Vegetable Uthappam

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Uthappam is a dosa like dish made using fermented batter. Unlike dosa,uthappam is a thick pan cake like preparation with various toppings such as onions,tomatoes,carrots,peas etc.

Vegetable Uthappam


For the Batter

1 measure udad dal
3 measures par boiled rice
1 tsp fenugreek seeds


1 finely chopped onion
1 carrot grated
50 gms fresh peas / frozen peas.


  • Wash the rice and udad dall separately until the water is clear.
  • Soak them separately for about 4-5 hours.Add the fenugreek seeds to the udad dal while soaking.
  • Grind the udad dal separately by adding little water till the ground mixture looks soft and fluffy.
  • Take this out in a vessel.
  • Grind the rice till its finely ground into a paste.
  • Mix the Rice and Udad dall mixture add salt and stir well using a ladle.
  • Let the batter rest for fermentation.

Note : Once the batter is fermented you can store in the fridge and can make uthappams/dosas anytime you desire.

  • Heat a tava / griddle.
  • Take a ladleful of batter and spread it evenly on the tava like a pan cake.
  • Sprinkle the chopped onions,carrots and peas on the uthappam.
  • Drizzle oil around the uthappam and let it cook for about 2-3 mins.

  • Turn the uthappam upside down and cook for another 2 minutes.

  • Serve hot with coconut chutney and /or sambar.

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