Vegetable uthappam

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Preparation Time : 20 minutes if dosa batter is ready in hand

Cooking Time : 2 1/2 minutes for each uthappam 

Serving : 4 members


Vegetable uthappam . Uthappam’s  are made with dosa batter in a thick form , which is soft and spongy . Usually cooked on one side with a lid covered in low flame . So it has a crisp base and a soft top . You can turn over the uttappam and cook but I prefer the one side cooked uttappam . This dish is a fuss free one incase you have dosa batter ready at home .  Takes little time to make and even less time to polish off with innovation . Home cooked food will never be monotonous ever again . As  a kid when ever we were at a vegetarian restaurant to eat ,dad’s order would be onion uttappam . I used to hate it as my favourite used to be ghee roast . When I was newly married , my neighbour at moms place Chitra Akka had invited us for dinner to her place . She served us onion uttappam , very hesitantly started eating but to my surprise I loved it . She had made small palm size uttappam’s topped with finely chopped onions , a sprinkle of cumin seeds and chopped coriander leaves . Got the recipe from her immediately . Wanting more uttappam’s but shy as well ( the uttappam’s were small ) just had to gaze at them . Now the mighty uttappam is a staple at home , Topped with any thing of my choice according to my mood swing .


Dosa batter3 cups
Mixed vegetables (sweetcorn , baby corn , cabbage)2 tablespoons each
Onion1 finely chopped
Tomato 1 finely chopped
Carrot grated 3 tablespoons
Capsicum finely chopped 2 tablespoons
Green chillies3 finely chopped
Coriander leavesfew chopped
Oil 1 teaspoon for each uthappam


  1. Grease your tawa with a little oil and rub it with half an onion. This is done to prevent the uthappam from sticking to the tawa.
  2. Heat a Non stick tawa or an iron skillet, take a ladle of batter and spread it on the tawa in a circle. Uthappam should be thick as seen in the picture below.
  3. Drizzle a tsp of oil around the uthappam .Small holes will appear on the top as it gets cooked.
  4. Uthappam is getting cooked Sprinkle the finely chopped vegetables evenly on the top and cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes in medium heat .
  5. After the base is cooked (it will become golden brown in colour) flip it over to the other side .
  6. Now drizzle a little oil around the uthappam .Let the other side also get cooked for a minute . Incase you don’t want to flip over and cook . cook on one side covered with a lid in medium heat for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes .
  7. Remove and Serve hot with any chutney of your choice and sambar.
  8. You can add any toppings like grated cheese , grated beetroot, sprinkle of cumin seeds or iddli podi , onions alone , tomatoes alone , finely chopped mint leaves , grated paneer , I have just given a few examples, it is all left to your choice.
  9. I usually top with left over veggies from lunch ( Poriyal , greens , pizza topping veggies or sautéed left over sand which veggies – here I have used sand which left over veggies )