Tomato, Onion Uthappa

Uthappa or Oothappam is a fermented pancake of rice and urad dal. Sprinkled with tomatoes, onion and coriander leaves and spiced with green chillies and ginger it can be enjoyed with chutney, Sambhar or even with home made butter or pickle.


  • 250 gms urad dal
  • 600 gms rice
  • Salt.
  • 4 onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 18 green chillies
  • 3 inch piece of ginger
  • Coriander leaves.
  • Ghee/clarified butter or oil for roasting.

Method :

Wash and soak both rice and urad dal separately for 5 hours. Grind the urad dal in the wet grinder non stop for half an hour adding water at regular intervals. Grind the rice in the mixer to a rava like consistency.
Mix both the urad and rice batters, add salt and allow to ferment overnight or for 10 -12 hours.

Grind the ginger and green chillies coarsely and add to the batter. Mix well. Chop the tomatoes, onions and coriander leaves fine. Pour a ladleful of batter on a hot tava/skillet and sprinkle the chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander leaves over it. Drizzle with oil or Ghee and roast on both sides. Serve hot.


This proportion of urad dal and rice is if you are using the wet grinder to grind the urad dal. If using the mixer the proportion is 250 gms of urad dal and 400 gms of rice.

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