instant rava uttapam

instant rava uttapam recipe with step by step photos – easy, quick and tasty uttapam made with rava (sooji or cream of wheat).

rava uttapam recipe

these instant uttapams can be made plain or topped with onions, tomatoes or mixed grated veggies. i have shown both the plain as well as onion-tomato version in the stepwise pics. with the recipe, you can even make mini uttapams. the recipe can be doubled or tripled too.

ever since i first made these quick rava uttapams, i have made them quite a number of times later. these jhatpat rava uttapams have a lot of pluses.

  • first very good to taste. the number one factor that should be there in any recipe.
  • quick to make.
  • on cooling down, they still remain soft. so good for tiffin box snack.
  • no grinding.
  • no fermentation.
  • just a soaking period of 30 minutes for the rava.

for making this instant uttapam, you will need fine sooji or rava. most such recipes which do not require fermentation, use yogurt or buttermilk. however, i have used lemon juice and i feel the lemon juice ones taste better than the ones made with yogurt. baking soda is essential in the recipe. if you do not have baking soda, then you could use fruit salt (eno) too.

do try these rava uttapams and you as well as your family will love them. you can serve them with coconut chutney or mint coriander chutney.

how to make rava uttapam

1. take ½ cup fine variety of rava (semolina) in a bowl. do note that the rava to be added is not roasted rava.

rava in a bowl

2. add ½ cup water.

adding water to rava

3. mix well and keep the batter to rest for 30 minutes. you can even keep the batter for an hour.

rava uttapam batter

4. meanwhile when the batter is resting, you can slice or chop the onions/shallots, tomatoes and green chilies. here i have used shallots.

chopped onions tomatoes

5. mix the chopped veggies and keep aside.

chopped veggies

6. after 30 minutes, stir the batter again. by now the rava will absorb water and the batter will thicken. if the batter looks thin, then just add a few tablespoons of rava. if very thick, then add a few tablespoons of water.

stir rava uttapam batter

7. then add 3 tsp lemon juice.

added lemon juice to batter

8. season with salt.

added salt to batter

9. mix very well.

mix the batter

10. next add ¼ tsp baking soda or ⅛ tsp eno (fruit salt). you can also add ⅛ tsp baking soda, but the rava uttapam will be less light and soft.

added eno to batter

11. stir and again mix very well.

mix the batter

making rava uttapam

12. heat a tawa or griddle and spread some oil. you can also use a nonstick pan. for nonstick pan, do not use oil for spreading.

tawa

13. take the batter in a large serving spoon.

rava uttapam batter in a large serving spoon

14. pour the batter and spread it gently. don’t spread too much.

spreading rava uttapam batter on tawa

15. when the batter is still raw on the top, quickly add the onions-tomatoes-green chilies mix.

cooking rava uttapam

16. gently press with a spatula so that the onions and tomatoes stick to the batter. drizzle some oil on the sides and the top.

preparing rava uttapam

17. when the base is cooked and lightly browned, flip gently. cook till the onions and tomatoes are light golden or golden.

making rava uttapam

18. flip and serve the instant rava uttapam hot. if you want you can flip a couple of times too for even cooking.

rava uttapam

for making plain rava uttapam

19. spread the batter evenly on the hot tava.

making rava uttapam

20. on a medium flame cook the rava uttapam.

cooking rava uttapam

21. drizzle some oil on top.

cooking rava uttapam

22. flip when the base is lightly golden and the top is almost done or cooked well.

cooking rava uttapam

23. flip again once or twice.

cooked rava uttapam

24. serve rava uttapam hot or warm. you can also stack them in a casserole and serve later.

rava uttapam

25. serve them with coconut chutney or coriander chutney. they also go well with tomato ketchup.

rava uttapam

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Rava Uttapam

4.85 from 13 votes
these instant rava uttapam can be made plain or topped with onions, tomatoes or mixed grated veggies. i have shown both the plain as well as onion-tomato version.
rava uttapam recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):1 to 2
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

main ingredients

  • ½ cup fine variety of rava (sooji or semolina) or 100 grams (rava is not roasted)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda or ⅛ teaspoon eno or fruit salt
  • salt as per taste
  • oil or ghee for greasing the pan and drizzling

optional ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped or 5 to 6 pearl onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation

  • mix the rava and water in a bowl.
  • keep the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
  • meanwhile when the batter is resting, you can slice or chop the onions, tomatoes and green chilies.
  • mix the chopped veggies and keep aside.
  • after 30 minutes, stir the batter again.
  • then add 3 tsp lemon juice, salt and 1/4 tsp baking soda or 1/8 tsp eno (fruit salt).
  • stir and mix very well.

making instant rava uttapam

  • heat a tawa or griddle and spread some oil. you can also use a non stick pan.
  • take the batter in a large serving spoon.
  • pour the batter and spread it gently. don't spread too much.
  • when the batter is still raw from the top, add the onions-tomatoes-green chilies mix. 
  • gently press the onions-tomatoes with the spatula, so that they stick to the batter.
  • drizzle some oil on the sides and the top.
  • when the base is cooked and lightly browned, flip them gently.
  • cook till the onions and tomatoes are light golden or golden.
  • flip and serve hot. if you want you can flip a couple of times too for even cooking.
  • for making plain rava uttapam, cook them without any toppings.
  • serve with coconut chutney or coriander chutney. they also go well with tomato ketchup.

NOTES

  1. if making for kids then skip or reduce green chilies.
  2. you can also add chopped coriander leaves.
  3. mix grated veggies like carrots, beetroots and finely shredded cabbage or finely chopped capsicum can also be added.
  4. you can also add grated cheese or paneer in the toppings.
  5. this recipe can be doubled or tripled.
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89 comments/reviews

  1. Just wow! Like all your other recipes. Quick and easy dinner loved by all. I served it with potato sabji.5 stars

  2. Your recipes are fabulous … easy to make tastes delicious… rava uttapam turned out well…. Thank you.5 stars

  3. Hello!
    Thank you for such delicious recipes! 😊
    I have doubt if I do not have lemon than what can I use to replace it?5 stars

  4. Wow thank you sooo much! I always wanted to make this, but I was scared I wouldn’t be able to do it. Anyway, your recipe is perfect! Thank you

  5. Hi,
    Can we store this mixture in the fridge overnight?
    Or store it overnight and then put eno and lemon juice?
    Will that work?5 stars