May 6, 2008

Recipe - Uttampam

Indian vegetable pizza with no cheese


Think of a cold afternoon or evening, and you would like to have something hot and healthy without much effort, if you have the batter ready and not in the mood for dosa or idli. That's when Uttapam comes handy. Uttampam can be made with left over dosa or idli batter.

Lot of people call Uttappam as indian pizza without cheese. Kids love this as it can be made with out spice and adults enjoy this too spicing accordingly.

Uttapam is made out of urad dal and rice. The base/batter needs fermentation for 10 -12 hours. The batter is rich in protein and carbohydrates. Adding vegetables to it makes it healthy and colorful with extra flavor.


  • Idli Batter - 1/2 cup
  • Bell peppers - 1 tablespoon (chopped or sliced)
  • Onions - 1 tablespoon (chopped or sliced)
  • Tomatoes - 1 tablespoon (chopped)
  • Cilantro - 1/2 table spoon (chopped)
  • Green chillies - 1 teaspoon (chopped)


Preheat tawa/skillet, grease the tawa with oil. Pour half a cup of batter and spread the batter with the laddle on tawa ( not too thin).

Add/decorate desired vegetables on the top of the batter. Apply/spray oil to the edges of the uttapam. Cover th skillet and let it cook for 2 - 3 minutes.

Uncover the skillet, flip uttapam to cook on the second side for 1 - 2 minutes.

Serve hot with with ginger chutney or sambar.

Preparation time - 8 - 10 minutes
# Serving - 1


Refer to blog archives for idli batter.

1 comment:

TS said...

This and some yogurt-coconut chutney is a favorite of looks really good!


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