onion tomato uttapam recipe, how to make onion tomato uttapam

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onion tomato uttapam - south indian tiffin snack of uttapams topped with onions and tomatoes.
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onion tomato uttapam recipe – popular south indian breakfast snack. they are healthy as well as easy to make. can also be packed as tiffin snacks for kids.

onion tomato uttapam recipe

i usually make uttapams with the leftover idli or dosa batter. speaking of uttapams, reminds me of my mom who always prefers uttapams over dosas. instead of regular dosas she likes to make uttapams for herself. since both can be from the same dosa batter, so you have the option to choose.

personally, i like both uttapams and dosas. the main difference between uttapams and dosas is that uttapams are slightly thicker than dosas and sometimes if you don’t cook them well then the insides will be little uncooked.

there are different varieties of uttapams like: onion uttapam, masala uttapam, oats uttapam, cheese uttapam, mix veg uttapam, butter uttapam etc.

like dosas, uttapams also are served with coconut chutney and sambar.

if you are looking for more south indian recipes then do check onion rava dosa, kerala style appam, rava idli, medu vada, upma and soft idli recipe.

onion tomato uttapam recipe below:

onion tomato uttapam recipe
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onion tomato uttapam recipe

onion tomato uttapam - south indian tiffin snack of uttapams topped with onions and tomatoes.
course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine south indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 to 3 cups dosa batter
  • ½ to ¾ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ to ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch), finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta), optional
  • ghee or butter or oil, add as required
  • pav bhaji masala or sambar masala or idli podi, add as required, optional

how to make recipe

preparation for onion tomato uttapam recipe:

  1. first make dosa batter. you can read this link for making the dosa batter.
  2. you can also use leftover dosa batter.
  3. mix the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili, coriander together in a bowl.

making onion tomato uttapam:

  1. heat a griddle or non stick tava. take 1 ladle of uttapam batter and spread it in a circle on the tava similar to the way you would make a dosa. only the quantity of batter will be more than what you would normally use for a dosa. the uttapam should be thick.
  2. top the uttapam with the onion, tomatoes and chili mixture.
  3. sprinkle a bit of pav bhaji masala or sambar masala or idli podi and salt on top of the veggies and uttapam.
  4. add some ghee or butter on the sides and top of the uttapam.
  5. turn the uttapam when the base is cooked. apply some ghee/butter on the cooked side.
  6. the onion tomato side is getting cooked now. flip when this side also gets cooked.
  7. flip again if you see the first side is not cooked or browned.
  8. when the uttapams are crisp and cooked on both sides, then serve the uttapams hot with hot sambar and coconut chutney. you could also serve uttapams with curd chutney or simple sweetened or plain curd.
  9. serve onion tomato uttapam hot to have best taste.

few steps to make Onion Tomato Uttapam Recipe

1. first make dosa batter. in this post of masala dosa, i have explained how to make the dosa batter. you can also use leftover dosa batter. mix the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili, coriander together in a bowl.

2. heat a griddle or non stick tava. if using a non stick tava, then no need to spread oil on it. for a griddle you can spread the oil. take 1 ladle of  uthappam batter and spread it in a circle on the tava similar to the way you would make a dosa. only the quantity of batter will be more than what you would normally use for a dosa. the uthappam should be slightly thick.

3. top the uthappam with the onion, tomatoes and chili mixture. sprinkle pav bhaji masala or sambar masala or idli podi (dry chutney powder for idli & dosa) and a pinch of salt on top of the veggies and uttapam. add some ghee or butter or oil on the sides and top.

Onion Tomato Uthappam Recipe

4. once the base of uttapam is cooked well and golden, then turn the uttapam. apply some ghee/butter/oil on the cooked side. the onion tomato side is getting cooked now. flip the uttapam when this side also gets cooked.

Onion Tomato Uthappam Recipe

5. flip again if you see the first side is not cooked or browned. when the uttapams are crisp and cooked on both sides, then serve the uttapams hot with sambar and coconut chutney. you could also serve uttapams with chutney or simple sweetened or plain curd.

serve onion tomato uttapam hot to have the best taste.

onion tomato uttapam recipe

few tips for making onion tomato uttapams:

1. cook on a low to medium flame. uttapams take a little more time to cook than dosas, as they are thick.
2. i have had uttapams in a couple of restaurants where the outside was crisp and cooked but the inside of the uttapams were not cooked. i could literally taste the batter. you don’t want your uttapams to taste like this. so avoid cooking on a high flame.
3. you could also use oil instead of butter or ghee. but the uttapams taste better when made with ghee or butter.

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. vvv tasty

  2. Thanks the nice recipe. Vegrecipes is the best recipe site for south india. great format of recipe – quick to learn – no need to call anybody to understand the recipes.!! Great service to cooking

    • Welcome Vikas. Thanks for your positive feedback and kind words.

  3. I want recipe for thatte idli that is famous in Bangalore

    • have taken the recipe request on file.

  4. Yum.. Uthappam is healthy Indian home made pizza…

    • yes vibha you could call them indian pizza 😉

  5. Hi ma’am, your recipes turn out perfect as always. I just want to know if we can add onion and coriander in to the batter and then spread it out on tava.??

    • thanks kiran. you can add coriander leaves in the batter. but if you add onions, it can be difficult spreading the batter. so i would suggest to finely chop the onions and add.