Instant Rava Utappam

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What is Instant Rava Uttapam?

A pancake loaded with lots of vegetables made of semolina (rava) is instant rava uttapam. As such uttapam is prepared using soaked rice and lentils, this is however an instant recipe for the same and therefore it uses semolina (sooji). Being instant, it is quick to make and also allows a lot of customisation as regarding the toppings i.e. the vegetables. At times when am short of all the fresh vegetables I make onion uttapam, which has its own charm.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Instant Rava Uttapam

Well it is a very simple recipe… so simple that I wasn’t too sure whether I should put it up or not. Also I am not very happy with the pictures of dish. Still I am going ahead with this. The base…has semolina and yogurt. I have seasoned it with black pepper. You may also use ginger, green chillies etc. The toppings… add or omit vegetables as per your choice. I have used onions, tomatoes, cabbage, carrot, peas, and lots of coriander. You can also add some grated cheese to please to little ones in the house. Well why just the little ones? Cheese pleases everyone.

Instant Rava Uttapam

Instant Rava Uttapam Recipe

A healthy and quick option for breakfast, lunch or munching

Prep time  10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Makes 4 rava uttapam

Ingredients for Instant Rava Uttapam

  • 1 cup semolina (sooji)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (dahi)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp fruit salt (eno)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups chopped assorted vegetables i.e. 1 onion, 1 tomato, little cabbage, a small carrot, handful of boiled peas seasoned with salt
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  • Oil for frying uttapam

How to Make Rava Uttapam

  1. Take 1 cup semolina
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  2. Add 1/2 cup yogurt.
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  3. Mix well.
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  4. Leave it for 15 minutes.
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  5. After 15 minutes add 1/4 cup water.
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  6. Add salt to taste.
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  7. Add 1/2 tsp fruit salt (eno).
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  8. Add 1/4 tsp black pepper powder.
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  9. Check the consistency. It should neither be too thick nor too thin.
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  10. Heat a pan.
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  11. Add few drops of oil.
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  12. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter.
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  13. Add handful of chopped vegetables and coriander.
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  14. Press the vegetables slightly.
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  15. Cook till the the bottom turns golden brown. You can also flip it and cook from the other side. But I like the vegetables bright and colourful so I avoid doing that.
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  16. Take on a perforated plate to avoid a soggy bottom.
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  17. Bon appétitInstant Rava Utappam


  • You can add or omit vegetables as per your choice.
  • You can season the batter for uttapam with ginger chilli paste.
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Rava recipes are my favourite. I have plenty of them on the blog, reason being it is healthy, easy to digest, quick to make, very versatile. A combination of rava and vegetables in form of instant rava appam makes a great breakfast as well as kids’ tiffin option. Here is the recipe for instant rava appam.

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