Onion Uthapam

Onion Uthapam

Happy new year everyone, hope you all had a great vacation and spent quality time with family on holidays!

So I am back into kitchen, making quick and easy dishes for my loved ones. One question that bothers every women while sleeping is what to cook for breakfast tomorrow!! Especially if you are working and you have to rush to office in the morning.

On weekdays, I usually prefer quick breakfasts like oats, cornflakes, fruits….but my south indian instincts hit me sometimes and I crave for idlis and dosas so I make dosa/idli batter and store in refrigerator and use it for a week. To make them interesting, I add some twist to the routine recipe.

One such recipe is uthapam. You can make them in so many ways, with ingredients readily available at home. So here’s a simple, delicious, spicy and nutritional recipe for those busy mornings!!


Idli batter
1 cup finely chopped tomato
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 green chili finely chopped
Ginger finely chopped (Optional)
Few coriander leaves
Chilli powder/Gun powder
Salt per taste


Take a non stick pan, when it gets hot put a ladle full of batter and spread it evenly on the pan. Remember to not make it too thin lik a dosa, uthapams taste better when they are thick like pan cakes.

Now, spread onions, tomatoes, chillies on the uthapam generously, sprinkle some chilli powder/gun powder, salt and finely chopped coriander leaves. Press the toppings with help of a spatula and oil on the sides and cover with a lid.

Let it cook on low flame for 5 minutes, then flip it over and cook for another 5 minutes.

Ta da…hot and spicy uthappam is ready, serve it with any chutney!


  • You can add any veggies like green peppers, ginger, corn.
  • You can avoid using oil completely and make it as a steamed uthapam
  • If serving for kids add some ketchup on top, they will enjoy eating it like a pizza!

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