Onion Uttapam Recipe | How to make Onion Uttapam

What is Onion Uttapam?

Onion Uttapam is a pancake with caramelized onions as its topping. It is a great way to finish the leftover idli or dosa batter. Onion uttapam doesn’t call for many ingredients. With just a handful of ingredients, we can make a gorgeous breakfast dish.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Onion Uttapam

Onion uttapam calls for some caramelized onions and idli/dosa batter. You can use the regular idli/dosa batter made with rice and dal or the instant rava batter. I use the same batter for idlis, uttapam, appam etc. The critical part of this recipe is caramelizing onions. Do not overdo them. I have simply seasoned them with the handful of chopped coriander, it gives a nice flavor and color to the onion uttapam.

How To Make Onion Uttapam

1. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil. Add sliced onions. Add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp sugar. Cook on low flame. Stirring continuously. Till the onions become brown.


2. Heat a non-stick pan. Spread little oil and then wipe it off with a tissue. Pour approximately 1/2 cup batter (depends upon the size of uttapam you want to make). Spread it to form a thick pancake. Add caramelized onions, chopped chilies and chopped coriander. Yes, I have omitted chilies, you smart people. But if you add them to add at this stage.


3. Cover and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Add little oil on the edges of uttapam. Flip and cook from the other side too.


4. Serve onion uttapam with green chutney or coconut chutney.


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