Onion Carrot Uttappa

Uttappa or Uttappam is a South Indian gluten free savory pancake made of lentils and rice. Like an Italian pizza, it can be topped with multiple veggies - onions, tomatoes, green chilies, cilantro. Onions and carrots are my favorite toppings for this delicious pancake. Nowadays, cheese is also added as a topping.

Idli Rice or Medium Grain Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal/Split Black Gram - 1/3 cup
Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves
Green Chilies (optional)

How to cook South Indian Uttappam:
  • Soak rice and urad dal separately for 4 - 5 hours. Soak Methi seeds with rice.
  • Wash rice and urad dal. Grind urad dal to a very fine paste and rice slightly coarse, like semolina. Mix ground rice, ground urad dal, salt and ferment it overnight. The batter consistency is thinner than idli batter. The batter will rise almost to its double after fermentation.
  • Finely chop onions, green chilies, cilantro and carrots. Feel free to add your favorite veggies like capscium/bell peppers, beetroot, spring onions and so on.
  • Heat a pan and spread a ladle full of batter forming a circular shape. Add chopped vegetables all over the dosa and drizzle oil. Flip the dosa after a minute or two. Roast both sides well.
Serve hot Uttappa with coconut chutney and/or sambhar.


  1. Nice idea to use carrot in uttapam, i usually add only onion and coriander leaves...next time will use these toppings in it...looks colourful and delicious uma

  2. I like this dish very much but can I use my dosa batter to make this??I think ratio of rice to urad dhal for dosa mix is different to what you have given here.
    About pumpkin crisps.just dry enough so that crisps aren't wet and so they dont splutter when dropped in hot oil.

  3. Thanks Sushma for your appreciation dear! I find some way to add carrots in our regular diet.

    Yeah Simply.food, i use 2:1 rice and urad dal for uttappa. Definitely you can change it! Wont change the taste.
    Thanks for answering my query about pumpkin crisps.

  4. Love any type of Uttapa..my daughter loves them..your's looks tempting!

  5. I like uthapams, I have tried with carrots too, they taste yummy !! I love to have it with coconut chutney !!

  6. nice way to add carrots in our diet..

  7. Uthappam looks colourful and delicious

  8. The uttapam looks so yummy . Love the use of carrots in it ,makes it more colorful n healthy ...

    @ Little Food Junction

  9. delicious looking uttapam dear. I use onion, tomato topping.

  10. Wooow,,,Uthappam looks delicious and my fav bfast...looks yummy !!!! carrot is good option for the uthappam with onions,,it taste good with sambar n coconut chutneyyy,,thanks for sharing this lovely uthappam,,take care n keep on smiling dear,,

  11. Adding carrots to dosa is completely new to me. Bet its a different twist. Dosa looks yummy Uma.

  12. Perfect uthappam, looks wonderful...its been ages I have eaten this kind of breakfast.

  13. It's high time that I added carrots and other veggies into my uthappam..this looks beautiful

  14. Thanks Sarah, Jagruti, Sashi, PS, Krishnaveni, Smita, Kshipra, Sathya, Preeti, Malar, Gulmohar for stopping by and encouraging me with your feedback.


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