vrat ke chawal ka uttapam, swang ke chawal ka uttapam | vrat ka khanna

by dassana amit updated November 19, 2013

vrat ke uttapam recipe

vrat ka uttapam or swang ke chawal ka uttapam is a fasting recipe which can be made for religious fasting days like ekadashi, navratri, mahashivratri or janmashtami fasting.

i had come across this recipe in a cookbook and it seemed a breeze to prepare these uttapams. no grinding and fermentation. these uttapams are made from swang ke chawal or sama ke chawal ka atta or barnyard millet flour. so they taste very different and unlike the regular uttapams made from dosa batter.

these are like mini uttapams as the batter does not spread on the pan. so you make small uttapams. i have topped the uttapams with tomatoes and green chilies. you can even add some mashed potatoes or mashed jeera aloo on top of the uttapams.

these vrat ka uttapams can be served with plain yogurt or even phalahari chutney. if you are not making for fasting then you can serve these  vrat ke uttapams with coconut chutney or peanut chutney.

lets start step by step recipe of vrat ke uttapam:

1. make a thick flowing batter with the sama ka atta (barnyard millet flour), cumin seeds, coriander leaves, rock salt and water.

batter for uttapam

2. heat a griddle or tava. spread some oil. pour a small ladle of the batter in a round shaped pancake. don’t spread as the batter is not going to spread. top the tomatoes and green chilies on the uttapam immediately as soon as you spread the batter. sprinkle some oil on the top and sides.

spread batter on tava for making uttapam

3. when the base is cooked, flip and cook the tomato-chili side.


4. you can also cook two or three uttapams at once on the tava or griddle.

cooking vrat ka uttapam

5.  when the tomatoes are lightly browned and the base is slightly crisp and browned, remove the uttapam from the pan.

serve vrat ke uttapams hot with phalahari chutney. you can also have these uttapams with homemade tomato sauce.

vrat ka uttapam or swang ke chawal ka uttapam

if you are looking for more fasting/vrat recipes then do check vrat ke chawal ka pulao, vrat wale aloosinghare ki puri, phalahari chutney and sabudana khichdi.

vrat ka uttapam recipe below:

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vrat ke uttapam - uttapams made from sama ke chawal or vrat ke chawal flour (barnyard millet flour).
Recipe type: snacks, breakfast
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 cup swang ke chawal ka atta/barnyard millet flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • rock salt or sendha namak as required
  • water as required
  1. make a thick flowing batter with the vrat ke chawal ka atta, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, rock salt and water.
  2. heat a skillet or tava.
  3. spread some oil on the tava.
  4. with a spoon or ladle pour the batter.
  5. don't spread as the batter won't spread.
  6. so you can make small sized uttapams.
  7. top the tomatoes and green chilies on the uttapam immediately as soon as you spread the batter.
  8. sprinkle some oil on the top and sides.
  9. when the base is cooked, flip and cook the tomato-chili side.
  10. the tomatoes will get slightly browned.
  11. flip again and cook the plain side.
  12. serve vrat ke uttapams hot with phalahari chutney or coconut chutney.

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Papri September 19, 2013 1

Hi, I have tried to make the recipes but the uththams get burnt whereas it was on low heat, could u solve out the reason.


dassana September 19, 2013 2

i wonder how the uttapams got burnt. which pan or tava you use. better to use a thick bottomed tava or a cast iron tava or griddle. even non stick pan works well. it should not burn. since some time is taking for cooking. since you mention low flame, then i guess the pan must be the culprit.


Papri September 20, 2013 3

but i have used iron tava.


dassana September 20, 2013 4

then may be the iron tava is thin.


kumudha August 30, 2013 5

Thank you so much for sharing so many plant-based(vegan) recipes…

It’s great to read that you have become a vegan. Please post vegan sweet recipes, such as lauki halwa, carrot halwa…

Thanks again for the wonderful blog!
global vegan fare



dassana August 30, 2013 6

thanks kumudha. there is already many veganized halwa recipes on the blog like papaya halwa, sweet potato halwa and carrot halwa.


Ash- foodfashionparty August 29, 2013 7

Thanks for the recipe, I remember my mom making these for the countless number of vrat she would keep. Good one and I really like the pictures.


dassana August 29, 2013 8



easyfoodsmith August 29, 2013 9

The uttapam version is a very clever twist to the humble vrat ke chawal. Well done!


dassana August 29, 2013 10



Priti August 27, 2013 11

I do similar too also with various atta ..nicely done and fab pics as always


Sanjeeta kk August 27, 2013 12

Like the idea of making Uttapams with millet flour!


Divya Jany August 27, 2013 13

yummy and healthy uttapam…


sneha August 27, 2013 14

Hi dassana,

i love your recipes and have been following your blog. With the recipe vrat ka uttapam, is there an alternative flour i can use like ragi.. I live in Melbourne and not sure what’s the common name barnyard flour goes by, but i cant seem to find it. Is it common thing ?


dassana August 30, 2013 15

sneha, if making for vrat/fasting then i am not sure whether ragi can be used during fasting or not. otherwise, you can make them with ragi or wheat flour.