Spicy Uttapam (Spicy Savoury Pancakes)

spicy uttapam
spicy uttapam

This is a breakfast item that we love and I make it often when I have dosa or idli batter older than 3 days. The addition of the spiced powder makes it an easy to eat item and you don’t have to add any other accompaniment.

Its also a break from the plain idli and dosa that is a staple at our home.

Spicy Savoury Pancakes/ Spicy Mini Uthapam (serves 2), Time taken 15 minutes

2 cups idli batter, if you don’t have home made, its easily available in most kirana stores and supermarkets

¼ cup finely chopped onion

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds

2-3 pepper corns, roughly crushed

1 green chili, finely chopped

Finely chopped curry leaves and fresh coriander

2 tablespoons of chutney podi/ gun powder/ spice powder

2 tablespoons oil

Heat a griddle on medium heat. Put a few drops of water on it. If it sizzles, it is the right temperature. Mix all of the above ingredients except the oil and spice powder into a bowl. Add a few tablespoons of water to get a really thick pouring consistency. It should not be as runny as dosa batter.

Take a round ladle and spoon a ladleful of this batter onto the griddle. Do not spread, it will spread out a little, but it should remain thick and fluffy. Drizzle a few drops of oil on the corners and cook on medium till the edges are turning golden brown and crisp (about 1 minutes). Sprinkle a little of the spice powder onto the pancake and flip over. Cook the other side for about 30 seconds. Do not press down. Take out onto a plate. Repeat till all the batter is used up. Serve hot.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sundar says:

    Looks very tasty indeed. Now, when you say “fresh coriander”, do you mean cilantro leaves? Or freshly ground coriander seeds?

    1. arundati says:

      hey! am glad you liked what it looked like… i meant cilantro leaves…

  2. Spandana says:

    Delicious and fulling breakfast!

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