Suji / rawa uttapam

How to make rawa uttapam

Rawa Uttapam

Recipe by NehaCourse: AppetizersCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Uttapams are pancakes made out of slight thin batter of whole Urad dal and rice. The batter is fermented for few hours and the consistency is adjusted by water. These uttapams or pancakes are also made from Semolina also known as Rawa or Suji in India. This is the most easy breakfast which is frequently made in every indian home having various different toppings of veggies on it. Any choice of combination of vegetable can be topped upon it to enjoy the delicacy. In India, it is served with various kinds of chutney like green chutney, coconut chutney, tomato chutney etc.
Lets have a look to the recipe also below.


  • Suji or Rawa: 1 Cup

  • Curd: 1/2 Cup

  • Chopped Beans: 2 tbsp

  • Chopped Onions: 2 tbsp

  • Chopped Carrots: 2 tbsp

  • Salt: 1/2 tsp

  • Oil: Optional

  • Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp

  • Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp


  • In a bowl add the curd, whisk it till it gets soft and no lumps, add little water to it for thin consistency. Add Suji to curd and mix well, allow it to rest for 10 mins so that suji becomes soft and spreadable.uttapam
  • You can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding water to it and whisk generously to incorporate air. This will make the uttapams nice and fluffy. ( you can add fruit salt also for fluffy uttapams).
  • In another bowl add all the chopped vegetables. You can add any choice of veggies of yours; a combination of onion,green chillies, coriander; or carrot beans corn/peas will also goes well with it. It can be anything which you can prefer. Here I have taken onions, beans and carrots.uttapam
  • To the vegetables add salt, red chilli powder and cumin powder. You can also add garam masala if you want more flavour and spicy or just salt for simple taste.
  • Take a non stick dosa tawa, pour some drops of oil and spread it if required. Pour the batter onto it and add the veggie mix on top of it. Cook the uttapams for about 2 mins on each side. You can cover it so that the moisture gets locked and the uttapams are nice fluffy and soft.
  • After cooking on one side for 2 mins flip the uttapam with the help of flat spatula and cook the other side for another 2-3 mins at medium flames. You can make small pancake sized uttapams also and on this dosa tawa can accommodate 3-4 uttapams very easily. This helps in easy flipping and more uniformity to the cooking procedure.
  • Serve the hot uttapams with green chutney aur tomato ketchup. You can also serve plain uttapam with sambhar which can act as your complete meal of the day. Enjoy!


  • For more fluffy results you can add a tsp of fruit salt to the batter before cooking it.
  • Try to take the vegetable which does not releases much water upon heating or addition of salt. This will prevent the upper surface from sticking to the pan.
  • When you recognise small pored on the top of these indian pancakes, this is a sign that they are cooked from the bottom and time to flip.
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