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Onion Uttapam (Onion Uttapa) Recipe.

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan

A thick delicious dosa for all dosa lovers out there.

  • Serves 4
  • Easy




Onion Uttapam (Onion Uttapa) is a delicous thick dosa for all dosa lovers out there.

Onion Uttapam (Onion Uttapa) may look a little difficult to prepare but in reality, is a very easy dish. Even people who are not very adept at making dosas can also prepare it at the snap of their fingers. It indeed is that easy.

This dish hails from South India and is a thick pancake with toppings.

The batter needs to be fermented and one can normally add any toppings of their choice. The toppings are  onions (pyaaz), coriander (dhania) leaves, ginger (adrak), green chillies (hari mirch).

One can also add other toppings of their choice like tomatoes (tamatar), capsicum (simla mirch), etc.

Not to forget, it is very healthy and high in plant based protein because of the fermented urad dal.

Ideal for vegans and people on gluten free diet.

It was one of my favourite dishes for Sunday breakfasts. I used to devour as many as I could, rather more than what I could normally eat. You can make plain uttappams with this batter as well.

If there is any left over batter, one can also prepare idlis with it. It is a very versatile batter.

It is a very filling dish. Once you have it for breakfast or snacks, you might even skip lunch or dinner.

Out of all types of uttapams, I love Onion Uttapams the most. It is my ultimate favourite. I can eat it at any time of the day.

Do try this easy homemade onion uttapam recipe and as I always say, share your valuable feedback.

I would also like to share some other recipes from my blog 3 Dal Dosa Recipe, Set Dosa Recipe

Rava Dosa Recipe, Chana Dal Dosa Recipe, Moong Dal with Skin Dosa Recipe, Boiled Rice Dosa Recipe.

Try these recipes too and let me know your thoughts.

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Step 1

Soak the white rice (safed chawal) and urad dal separately for 3 hours.


Step 2

Grind the urad dal with water (paani) to a fine and thick paste and remove it in a vessel.


Step 3

Grind the white rice (safed chawal) with water (paani). Make sure the texture of the ground white rice (safed chawal) is coarse and the paste is thick.


Step 4

Add the ground rice (safed chawal) to the urad dal paste. Add enough water (paani), only if required, to make a thick batter which can be poured easily on a pan.


Step 5

Let the batter ferment for a minimum of 8 hours or allow it to ferment overnight. After fermentation, add salt (paani) to the batter.


Step 6

Finely chop the onions (pyaaz), ginger (adrak), green chillies (hari mirch) and coriander (dhania) leaves and keep aside.


Step 7

Heat a tava or griddle and smear cooking oil (tel) over it. Pour a ladle of batter on the tava and make sure the uttapam is thick.


Step 8

Sprinkle the chopped mixture of onions (pyaaz), green chillies (hari mirch), coriander (dhania) leaves and ginger (adrak).


Step 9

Cover the uttapam with a cloche (dhakkan) and let the uttapam cook on a medium heat. Remove the cloche and check if the bottom of the uttapam has turned golden brown, flip the uttapam and let it cook for around 1 minute.


Step 10

Flip it and serve the hot onion (pyaaz) uttapam with coconut (nariyal) chutney.


Hello, I am Megha and I live in the city of Navi Mumbai. I was born and brought up in Mumbai. I am a third generation Mumbaikar. My native place is Bantwal which is in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. I am a MBA by qualification but my real passion is food which I found out a few years ago when I started to cook on a full fledged basis. I come from a family of foodies where everyone is a great cook irrespective of gender. We basically love and live food. So, I thought why not start writing a blog and share my love of food with everyone!!!

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