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Uthapam also called Uttapam or ooththappam or Uthappa
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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.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg