Onion Uthappam Recipe

Onion Uttappam

Onion uttappam is a very tasty uttapam. The finely chopped vegetables from carrot to onions to tomato to corn to capsicum to a ting of green chillies, makes it super tasty and healthy. Traditionally, Uttapam is made from a sour batter leftover a day after making dosa.

Onion Uttappam

Onion Uttapam | Uthapam

Here is tasty traditional onion uttapam recipe made with a bit of sour batter. The onion toppings balance the sourness of the batter and provide a balanced taste to uttapam. Here is a perfect recipe of the batter also to make onion uttapam from scratch.
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka, South Indian, Tamil
Servings 3


  • Tawa

Main Ingredients

  • Rice
  • dhuli urad dal
Keyword Onion Uthappam, Uttapam for breakfast


  • 2 cup rice (chawal)
  • 1 cup split black gram lentil (dhuli urad dal)
  • 3 onion (pyaj)
  • 2 green chilly (hari mirch)
  • 1 piece ginger (adrak)
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves (dhania patti)
  • 1 tsp salt (namak)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
  • oil

How to make onion uttapam:

  1. Soak rice and dal separately for about 6 hours.
  2. Then grind them separately.
  3. Mix them in a container and add salt.
  4. Cover and leave for fermentation for 12 hours.
  5. Finely chop ginger, onion, green chillies and green coriander.
  6. Mix lal mirch in chawal batter.
  7. Heat a non stick pan/tawa and spread 1 tbsp batter on it.
  8. Spread chopped vegetables on it.
  9. Cook at low flame and grease it on the corners and turn it to cook the other side.
  10. Serve it hot.
  11. If the batter sticks on a tawa, add little salt to the oil and grease the corners so that uttapam will not stick on tawa.
  12. Cook it at low flame to make it tastier.