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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dosa Variety -Vegetable Uthappam

Vegetable Uthappam

vegetable uhtappamsA small circle and a semi circle vegetable uthappam. Make any shape of your choice and serve it for kids.(eg)You can make a house with a square and a triangle .They will get the goodness of vegetables and at the same time learn different shapes & colors. I am sure they will enjoy!!

Now to the Vegetable Uthappam Recipe

Uthappam is a variety of dosa which is slightly thicker than dosa.I take the liberty of calling it the Indian Pizza.It is usually made with left over dosa batter.Uthappam can be served plain or with toppings of our choice.There are varieties of uttappams like vegetable uthappams ,onion uttappams , tomato uttappams etc .It is very simple,tasty,easy and quick to prepare.(provided you have dosa batter with you).The link below will tell you "How to prepare dosa batter"

Ingredients needed

Dosa batter -3 cups

How to make dosa batter?

Mixed vegetables -

Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato -1 finely chopped (remove the seeds)
Carrot grated - 3 tbsp
Capsicum finely chopped -2 tbsp
Green chillies - 3 finely chopped
Coriander leaves - very little

Sesame seed oil preferable for making uthappams.


Grease your tawa with a little oil and rub it with half an onion. This is done to prevent the uthappam from sticking to the tawa.

Heat a Non stick tawa or an iron skillet, take a ladle of batter and spread it on the tawa in a circle. Uthappam should be thick as seen in the picture below.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the uthappam .Small holes will appear on the top as it gets cooked.

uthappamUthappam is getting cooked

Sprinkle the finely chopped vegetables evenly on the top .

After the base is cooked (it will become golden brown in colour) flip it over to the other side .

Now drizzle a little oil around the uthappam .Let the other side also get cooked.

Serve it hot with chutney or sambar.

Note - You can add any toppings like grated paneer, grated beetroot, finely chopped mint leaves etc. I have just given a few examples, it is all left to your choice.

When I grind for idly,the first 2 days I prepare idly, the next day it is dosa ,4th day it is uthappam.

Do check out my earlier post on how to make soft idlys?

Suggested accompaniments for Uthappam

Coconut Chutney
Tomato Chutney
Coriander/Mint chutney
Idly Podi

More Dosa varieties

Basic Dosa recipe
Wheat Dosa
Rava dosa
Moong Dal dosa

This Uthappam is on its way to Scrumptious delight from Leftovers hosted by PJ.

Meet you all again with an interesting post, till then it is bye form Padhu of padhuskitchen.


  1. Wow.. what a beautiful presentation.. looks soo tempting and delicious.. nice clicks :)

  2. Looks so colourful nad delicious.Love the cute presentation.

  3. That is such a cute presentation..love uthappam

  4. wow..yummy...and very nicely presented.....gud going....its always a pleasure to visit ur blog...

  5. cute presentation & lovely uthappam...

  6. very colourful and looks perfect !

  7. lovely presentation. i am sure kids will like this, a good way to sneak in some veggies..

  8. As usual - your presentation has bowled me over!!
    You must have a lot of patience!!

  9. Very cute presentation !! I love uthappams, yours look damn tempting padhu :)



  10. padhuu......i love it ...delicious utthappam ...really colorful..

  11. what a cute presentation..love uthappam with veggies

  12. Utappam looks simply superb padhu..

  13. Love uttapams..beautiful presentation.very cute.

  14. wow!!!
    looks awesome dear...
    nice presentation :-)

  15. so cute!!! looks so delicious too...

  16. photos r so gorgeous padhu,especially the second one.Love the utappam.Very colourful

  17. Padhu,

    Uttampam bird looks cute, I love uthappams looks delicious.

  18. What a yummy vegetarian birdy. Love your posts. I would like to share an award with you. Just visit my blog and grab it.

  19. Uttapam Looks delicious. Very well made.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. It looks way cute.. absolutely creative :)

  21. beautiful presentation, loved it

  22. Big time fan of dosas... Like the first photo!

  23. Very delicious uttapam Padhu! I think kids will love to have that veggie bird on their dish!

  24. As ususal very colourful and eye/catching

  25. wow...colourful uthappam padhu... thanks for visiting my blog... lovely space... follwing you..

  26. Hi padhu, the bird looks so cute and the Uttapam looks nicely bright and attractive.

  27. Hi padu..Hope ur fine..you have posted a lot of great recipes lately..will check them out later..uthappam looks delicious and colorful.

  28. Uthappam bird looks so cute and delicious.

  29. wow thats so delicious really good color it has... good one padhu

  30. love this south indian dishes..looks delish!

  31. Very creative, kids will love this.

  32. Very mouth watering and lovely creativity and presentation... Drop by http://versatileindianrecipes.blogspot.com/ some time.

  33. Utthapam looks gorgeous. I liked the cute little bird. Wonderful presentation.
    Wish you a Happy Friendship Day.

  34. Uttapam looks delicious n its healthy too..Thx takin time n droppin into my blog..Luv ur space!!!

  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Monkey See, Monkey Do. You have some wonderful creations here.

  36. Looks so lovely,love this yummy bird...

  37. Delicious, beautifully presented dear:)

  38. Simply superb....with your presentation......

  39. now itself i am hungry.. Thank you!! its a awesome presentation... :)


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