rava uttapam recipe, how to make rava uttapam | instant sooji uttapam

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

rava uttapam recipe

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

few more delicious uttapam variations on blog are:

  1. oats uttapam
  2. uttapam recipe
  3. onion uttapam
  4. onion tomato uttapam

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.

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

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rava uttapam

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):1 to 2
4.91 from 11 votes
rava uttapam recipe
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.

INGREDIENTS FOR rava uttapam

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for rava uttapam

  • ½ cup fine variety of rava (or sooji) 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 for rava uttapam

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

HOW TO MAKE rava uttapam

preparation for rava uttapam

  • 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 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 the uttapam gently.
  • cook till the onions and tomatoes are light golden or golden.
  • flip and serve rava uttapam hot. if you want you can flip a couple of times too for even cooking.
  • for making plain rava uttapam, cook the uttapams without any toppings.
  • serve rava uttapam with coconut chutney or coriander chutney. they also go well with tomato ketchup.

RECIPE TIPS

tips for making rava uttapam recipe

  1. if making uttapam 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. uttapam recipe can be doubled or tripled.
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how to make rava uttapam

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

rava for rava uttapam recipe

2. add ½ cup water.

water for rava uttapam recipe

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

batter for rava uttapam recipe

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

onions for rava uttapam recipe

5. mix the chopped veggies and keep aside.

veggies for rava uttapam recipe

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

batter for rava uttapam recipe

7. then add 3 tsp lemon juice.

lemon juice for rava uttapam recipe

8. season with salt.

salt for rava uttapam recipe

9. mix very well.

making rava uttapam recipe

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

eno for rava uttapam recipe

11. stir and again mix very well.

preparing rava uttapam recipe

making rava uttapam

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

making rava uttapam recipe

13. take the batter in a large serving spoon.

making rava uttapam recipe

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

making rava uttapam recipe

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

making rava uttapam recipe

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 recipe

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 recipe

for making plain rava uttapam

19. spread the batter evenly on the hot tava.

making rava uttapam recipe

20. on a medium flame cook the uttapam.

making rava uttapam recipe

21. drizzle some oil on the uttapam.

making rava uttapam recipe

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

making rava uttapam recipe

23. flip again once or twice.

making rava uttapam recipe

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

making rava uttapam recipe

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

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dassana amit

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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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

  6. Hi… I tried this rava uttapam recipe twice. First time is was g8 but 2nd time when I made it was not that soft, I refered all the steps u suggested in the recipe just one change add soda instead of eno, I d’nt know what went wrong as uttapam were not that soft also they were sticking to pan 🙁 Any suggestions…3 stars

    • was the baking soda fresh and active. if the baking soda is past its shelf life, then the rava uttapam won’t be soft. here i think the soda is the culprit and thats why the uttapams were not soft. sticking to the pan could be as the pan was not seasoned well or the batter must have become slightly thin. for dosas and uttapams always keep one pan. and for chapatis another one. if we use the pan in which we make chapatis for making dosa, then the dosas do stick.

  7. I have made these uttapams quite a few times now, doubling and even tripling the recipe because we seem to keep running out! I add different toppings as the mood strikes. thank you for this excellent recipe.
    I would love to send pictures but I think your FB page isn’t allowing it anymore…