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Onion Uttapam

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • Dosa batter - as needed
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Carrot - 2 inch piece Optional
  • Green chilli - 2 small adjust per taste
  • Coriander leaves - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil - As needed


  • First finely chop the onions, carrots, coriander leaves and keep aside. Thinly slice the green chilli and keep aside.

  • Heat the dosa pan (tawa). Take 2 ladles full of dosa batter and pour it at the center of the tawa. Gently spread it on the tawa using the ladle into a thick circle. Sprinkle oil around the uttapam.

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  • Sprinkle onion, carrot, green chilli and coriander leaves evenly on top of the uttapam. Let it cook in medium flame for a couple of minutes until the side touching the surface of the tawa is cooked through and golden brown. Flip the uttapam and let the other side cook for couple more minutes in medium flame until fully cooked through and the onion turns golden brown.

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  • Transfer the uttapam to the serving plate and enjoy with sambar, chutney.

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Notes | FAQ

- The size of the onion and carrot could vary, use your judgement while adding to the uttapam.
- Since the uttapam is thick, it would need time to cook at the center.
- It tastes best when the onions are cooked until golden brown.