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Onion Uttapam | Uttapam| Ooththappam|Uthappa Recipe

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Onion Uttapam is a breakfast dish generally, generally as it makes a good snack too.

Uthapam also called Uttapam or ooththappam or Uthappa

Onion Uthappam

According to Wikipedia,” Uttapam is a dosa-like dish from South India made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter.”

Uttapam is made from dosa batter with the addition of onions, chillies and coriander leaves. Since dosa batter contains the black gram or urid dal it’s a good source of protein. The fermentation process increases the vitamin B and vitamin C content.

The dosa batter can be used to make tomato uthappam too, or a mixture of onion and tomato. Use methi leaves too in the batter. My kid until last few months loved onion Uthappam with cheese. The options are innumerable.

The main ingredients for onion uthapam are the batter of rice, urid dal and fenugreek seeds, onions, green chillies, coriander leaves.

The dosa I have tried in the past are Set Dosa, An Indian CrepeSchezwan Noodle DosaMasala DosaCheese Dosa, Healthy Barley Flour Uttapam.


Onion Uttapam is a breakfast pancake generally, generally as it makes a good snack too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time14 hrs 25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: Onion Uttapam ,, Ooththappam,, Rava onion Uthappa, South Indian Onion Uttapam, Uthappa Recipe, Uttapam,
Servings: 10 servings


  • 3 cups Rice
  • 1 cup split urid dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Onions chopped fine
  • 2-3 Green chillies chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup Dhania/ Coriander Leaves chopped fine
  • Oil for cooking the uttapam


  • Wash and rinse the rice and dal.
  • Soak rice, dal and methi in water for 8 hours.
  • In the mixer, grind fine the rice and dal with minimum water.
  • Mix well and let it ferment outside in a warm place for minimum 6-8 hours.
  • Once the batter has fermented, mix well then add salt. The reason is the batter level will drop once you stir. Your salt will be too much if you do it first.
  • I add your onion, chillies, and dhania/ coriander in the batter. Mix well.
  • Brush oil on a non-stick tava/skillet and heat it.
  • Pour about 1 cup of batter on the tava/skillet and spread it a little.
  • Cook covered. Sprinkle a few drops of oil around the edges and over the centre. (I do this only for the first one and then in between when I feel the dosa is a bit dry and needs a bit of greasing).
  • Turn it over and let it brown on the other side too.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve hot with chutney & sambhar.


Another way of making uttapam is sprinkling a mixture of finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and green chillies on the pancake before flipping it over.

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16 thoughts

  • September 6, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Onion oothappam is one of my fav oothappam varieties. I don’t add the toppings in the batter. I jsut sprinkle it on the dosa so the final dosa looks a bit different. Yours looks divine..

  • Sapna
    September 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Onion uttapam looks so yummy. I always make instant rava uttapam and never tried it with dosa batter. Have to make it soon.

  • September 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    From all the uttapam varieties onions ranks the highest , nice and crunchy , we all love this South Indian pancake and You have a perfect Protein Rich breakfast for us .

  • September 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    These Uthappams look soft and well done. So inviting. Lovely choice for protein rich dishes.

  • September 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Mom makes it this way but I sprinkle it on top. This is one of our favorite breakfast dishes. Yours looks nice archana

  • September 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Am ready to die for a plate of those irresistible onions uthappams, my mouth is just watering here.

  • September 7, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Uthappam for breakfast is a treat indeed. I love the spongy texture and the slight sourness from the fermented batter.

  • September 7, 2017 at 6:45 am

    As mentioned before in my post, I don’t like to have heavy breakfast, but I make uttapam for dinner. Hubby and I both love them. Great share for this theme.

  • September 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Very nicely made Archana, even I love the onion version!

  • September 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Love onion oothappam is a hearty breakfast options. Those caramalized onions simple give out a beautiful taste while munching along with oothappam

  • September 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Onion uttpam is mine fav.. specially love the addition of rava also.. looks beautiful.

  • September 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

    In TN, thattu kadais serve wonderful uthappams with 2-3 side dishes. Looks beautiful

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