Uttapam – उत्तपम; is one of the famous Tamil Nadu breakfast dish. It is just like a pizza or a pan cake topped with chopped veggies. In pizza you layer the toping with sauces and cheese and bake it; but in uttapam you cook it like a pancake with chopped veggie. See full recipe and make your own uttapam.

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Recipe by VipashaCourse: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: Indian


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This South Indian Uttapam is pizza looking pan cake made with semolina, rice flour and curd; top with onion, tomato. Can have in breakfast to kick start your day.



  • Finely chop onion (प्याज), tomato (टमाटर), green chillies (हरी मिर्च) and curry leaves (करी पत्ते). Grate ginger (अदरक). Keep aside.
  • Mix rava (सूजी), rice flour (चावल का आटा), sour curd (दही) and water to make a smooth batter. After that set aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minute batter will become thick, add some more water to make it smooth pouring consistency thick batter.
  • Now, add salt as per taste.
  • Heat tawa and wipe it with some oiled tissue paper.
  • Over the tawa pour a ladle full of batter and spread it lightly.
  • Now top it with chopped onion (प्याज), tomato (टमाटर), green chillies (हरी मिर्च), curry leaves (करी पत्ते) and grated ginger (अदरक). With the help of spatula press it little.
  • Drizzle oil around the sides of uttapam, cook till the bottom is brown.
  • Flip and cook 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  • Flip and take out in plate.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.
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