Vegetable Uttapam - Quick and Easy Feasts!

Uttapams are crispy rice crepes, a South Indian delicacy similar to the classic dosa, except it has a thicker batter that’s topped with several veggies of your choice. Usually, uttapams are topped with finely chopped onions, but this version of the savoury breakfast crepe includes a mix of healthy and nutrient-rich vegetables. This makes it a perfect breakfast option to start your day with, complete with carbs, vitamins and fibre to power you through the day. As easy as any dosa batter recipe, uttapam batter is best prepared the night before so that you can easily cook it for breakfast the next day. There are no strict rules for what toppings to add, you can add any of your favourite vegetables of choice! However, the following recipe simplifies everything for you. So, keep reading to find out how to recreate this delicious Indian crepe for your family!

Vegetable Uttapam Info:

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

20 Mins

Total Time

25 Mins


South Indian



Vegetable Uttapam Ingredients:

  • Dosa Batter
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 small grated carrot
  • 1/2 capsicum finely chopped
  • 1-inch ginger finely chopped
  • 2 small cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • Few chopped curry leaves
  • A sprig of coriander finely chopped

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Add 2 tsp of salt to your Idli Dosa Batter and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, add all the vegetables for your toppings. Add in the garlic, ginger, chillies, curry leaves, coriander and mix well. Remember to season with salt and pepper.
  • Next, heat a tawa on a medium flame. Once the surface becomes hot, pour a ladle of batter on to the tawa and spread out evenly in circular motions. As this batter is thick, make sure not to spread it out too much.
  • Put a generous amount of the vegetable mix on the batter and spread out evenly. Remember to lightly tap the veggies into the uttapam.
  • Add a tsp of oil around the edges and cover the tawa with a lid. Allow the uttapam to cook for a few minutes. You will know it’s ready when the edges turn a light brown colour.
  • Flip to the other side and let the veggies cook for a minute.
  • Finally, serve the hot vegetable uttapam with butter or mint chutney.

The delicious Uttapam is ready to eat! Enjoy this South Indian delicacy with any condiment that you prefer, and feel free to recreate your version of this recipe with toppings of your choosing.