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Vegetable Uthappam

Vegetable Uthappam is a thick and spongy dosa variation prepared with slightly sour Idly Dosa batter and different vegetable toppings, which makes it an excellent breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 to 5 small size uthappams
Author: Padma


  • 2 Cups Idli dosa batter
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • ½ Tomato scoop out the seeds and finely chop
  • 1 Carrot shredded
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 Tablespoons coriander finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oil for each uthappam


  • Take the idli-dosa batter in a small bowl.
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat.
  • Once the griddle is hot enough, pour a ladle of batter and rotate the pan in a circular motion to spread the batter and form a thick dosa.
  • After a minute, you see bubbles in the uthappam.
  • Sprinkle all the vegetables one by one and finally sprinkle cumin seeds.
  • Now gently press the vegetables with a ladle or spatula.
  • Drizzle a teaspoon of oil around the dosa and a few drops over the vegetables.
  • Once the base starts turning golden brown, you see lot of holes on the top.
  • Now flip the dosa to the other side.
  • Drizzle a little oil if required on the other side also. Let it cook the other side.
  • Once it is cooked, remove the vegetable uthappam from the griddle and serve hot with your favourite chutney or sambar.


1. Using sour Idly dosa batter gives best results.
2. You can also sprinkle some Idli powder over the vegetables.
3. Using too much tomato makes the uthappam soggy because of the water content in the tomato, so use very little tomato.
4. Idli dosa batter has salt in it. In case there is no salt in your batter, add required amount of salt to the batter and mix well.
5. Feel free to use any vegetable of your choice.
6. Adjust oil to suit your taste.