Colourful and fresh farm vegetables can turn a boring recipe into an interesting one. I love using seasonal vegetables in my recipes and if my kids run away from few of them, they always go in as a masked form. I either grate or puree them and include in a recipe.

Today’s recipe reminded me of the time when we came to Bangalore the first time. I was not a big fan of the south Indian food but my husband loved this cuisine. He still loves it and I got used to the taste slowly after staying here for almost 8 years. As he and kids love dosas and uttapams so much, I thought why not learn to make it. I experimented, learnt and slowly it became a regular part of our meals.

Coming to the recipe, I use idli and dosa batter to make uttapam and also use a lot of fresh vegetables for it. A very healthy breakfast recipe which you can serve with sambhar or just coconut or tomato chutney. I mostly use tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, and carrots to make this recipe.

Vegetables are a great way to include vitamins, minerals, and fiber to fulfill your daily requirements. Make sure to eat at least 2-3 servings of vegetables a day. Soups and salads are a great way to include them in your meals.

Uttapam is a common breakfast recipe in South India and it has different varieties depending on the batter used and the vegetables too. I call it dosa’s fat brother which is slightly different from its brother due to the thickness.

The recipe I am sharing is easy and quick as I am using ready dosa batter for it.

Ultimate Uttapam
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Vegetable uttapam is a savory pancake made with dosa/idli batter and topped with loads of vegetables.
  • Dosa batter – 2 cups
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • ½ small capsicum finely chopped
  • Few mushrooms chopped
  • Few Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped for garnishing
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • salt to taste
  1. Take the idli dosa batter and check the consistency. Add little suji if you feel it’s little thin. Mix it well and make sure there are no lumps.
  2. Just before using add salt to the batter and mix well.
  3. Now take a dosa tava and pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion but make sure not to spread it too thin. Make it smaller in size and keep it thick.
  4. Now top it with the vegetables. Sprinkle all the veggies on the top surface of the uttapam. Apply oil around the edges.
  5. Let it cook from the bottom and once it’s done, flip it over. The base should be brownish in colour.
  6. Cook the side with vegetables nicely. It takes some time so avoid flipping it immediately.
  7. Once done, take it out on a plate and serve with coconut chutney or tomato chutney.
You can make fresh dosa batter to make uttapams.
You make instant uttapams, you can use rava or suji too. Mix it with curd and use as a batter.
You can use any vegetables according to your liking.

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I am sharing 26 healthy recipes under 30 minutes full this month.

See the recipes till now –

A for Apple coconut squares

B for a Bracing burger

C for Carrot walnut muffins

D for Dhokla with a twist

E for Eggless Pancake

F for Fruit chocolate pops 

G for Gluten-free Spinach and rice balls

H for Honey strawberry milkshake

I for Instant paneer tikka 

J for Jaggery Dates chutney

K for Kale grilled sandwich

L for Lemon cranberry mojito

M for Mango brown rice salad

N for Nutritious party crackers

O for Oats beetroot Dosa

P for Pineapple Pomegranate Parfait

Q for Quinoa veg salad

R for Red sauce pasta with spinach

S for Sprouts salad

T for Tomato soup 

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