Uttapam| Uthappam| Oothappam| Uthappa is  a thick pan cake made with thick dosa batter. Unlike the normal crispy thin dosa this is spongy and soft. This is a famous traditional South Indian breakfast or dinner. Mostly ordered item in vegetarian restaurants.

There are many variations in Uttapam depends on the base and the toppings. Here i have shared the normal traditional uttapam with various vegetable toppings. I have already shared Pizza dosa, a variant of Uttapam with added cheese and veggies. You could add the topping for the utappam of your choice of vegetables.

Mini Uttapam recipe

For Uttapam: 
Thick Dosa batter- 1 ladle/ dosa
Oil- 1/2 teaspoon/dosa

For the topping:
Onion, chopped- Onion Uttapam
Tomato, chopped- Tomato Uttapam
Carrots, grated- Carrot Uttapam
Sweetcorn, fresh/ frozen- Sweetcorn Uttapam
Onion, tomato, carrot, coriander leaves- Mixed veg Uttapam

Oothappam recipe


  • Heat the dosa pan, once it becomes smoking hot slightly grease the pan and add a ladle full batter and make the dosa like uttappam. Just spread the dosa at the centre to spread the batter evenly if needed. Donot make concentric circles.
  • Drizzle half a teaspoon of oil at the top and sides. Now the dosa starts to form holes on top.
  • Add the sliced veggies or topping of your choice. If you like the dosa to be spicy add some cut green chillies.
  • Once the base of the dosa becomes golden flip the dosa carefully and cook the otherside of the dosa for a minute or two.
  • Serve hot with any type of Sambar or Chutney of your choice.
Mini Uttapam

 Vegetable Uttapam recipe