Thursday, January 3, 2013

Onion Uthappam Recipe-How to make Onion Uttappam

I make uttapam often for breakfast but could not post it as my morning hours are usually hectic and I do not have time for taking pictures. Today I prepared it in the evening (dinner for me) just of the purpose of posting it here. The only disadvantage of being a food blogger is every time there is photo session, I have my food cold. That's ok, now back to uthappam. Whenever I grind idli batter, I make idli for the first 2 days with the batter, dosa on the 3rd day and uthappam or kuzhi paniyaram on the fourth day. I do not like having the batter for more than 4-5 days. Today we will learn how to make South Indian style onion uthappam following this easy recipe.

Onion Uthappam

Ingredients needed for 2 Uthappams

Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Idli batter  - 1/2 cup and a little more(check the link for Idli batter recipe)
Green chilli - 1-2 minced
Ginger - 1 inch piece minced
Oil for making uttappams (sesame seed oil preferable)

How to make uthappam

In a bowl combine onion, green chilli and ginger. Sprinkle a little salt and mix it. Remember the dosa batter has salt in it already.Keep this ready before heating the dosa tawa.


Heat a tawa, add a drop of oil and rub it with half an onion. This will help you to take the dosa from the tawa easily.

Once the tawa is heated well, pour a ladle of batter and spread it to form a thick dosa as shown in the picture. Do not spread it thin. Uthappams should be thick.

After a minute, sprinkle the onion mixture all over the dosa. Be generous in adding onions for the uthappam to taste great. Gently press it with the dosa ladle or spatula.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. Once the the base is golden brown and you see lot of holes on the top, flip the dosa to the other side.

Drizzle a little oil and let it cook the other side. Once it is cook, remove the dosa from the tawa and serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Note - You can sprinkle idli podi after you sprinkle onions for added taste and flavor.

Another variation -You can mix the onions, green chilli and ginger with the batter and make dosa. Both methods work fine.

I have long time back posted onion tomato uthappam and mixed vegetable uthappam. Do enjoy preparing that also.

Vegetable uthappam
Serving ideas for kids 

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  1. So nice.. esp the kids Special.. Seeing blog after a long time and commneting firat on yours.. :)

  2. Nice dosai and the bird is superbbbbb....

  3. Perfect for a delicious & healthy & easy breakfast!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. lovely serving suggestion for kids... so delicious utthappam

  5. I make this often with some curry leaves as addition. Love it...

  6. Yummuy uttapam dear...cute birdie:)

  7. Wow !! Looks same as hotel made.... Loved ur decor too... :)

  8. Yummy uttappam n loved the beautiful decoration too!!!

  9. My favorite breakfast.. Yum!
    Nice presentation.

  10. Mmmmmmm ! Oh my God - this looks so deliciiiioooouuuus ! How can get my hands on this super uthappam !

  11. I keep often aside some idly batter just to make onion uthappams,love it that much.

  12. Lovely uthappam. I also make them often. The bird looks cute and delicious.

  13. I second with priyakka...nice uttappams

  14. Your recipes are gt as the measurements are perfect. I try them blindly and they come out fine. This blog is a boon for ppl like me who are pure vegetarians. Thanks a lot. Keep rocking.


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