Onion Uthappam / SouthIndian Onion Pancake

I love Indian cuisine, and I thought this was a really cool way to use leftover dough that has had a chance to ferment. Thank you, dear Priya, for sharing with us!

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Onion uthappam is a staple tiffin variety of SouthIndian households. I usually prepare this uthappam for breakfast, when I have leftover Idli/dosa batter (Refer here) that is 3 to 4 days old. The old batter is little sour and it gives a perfect flavour for the onion uthappam. Adding grated carrots is optional and also sprinkling Idli podi(will share soon) over the dosa gives an additional punch to this uthappam 🙂



Idli / Dosa batter – 2 cups

Onion – 2 (finely chopped)

Green chilli – 2 nos

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Carrot – 1 small (grated) (optional)

Idli podi – 1 tsp (optional)

Oil – as required


  1. Mix all the chopped ingredients: onion, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander leaves and grated carrot together (except dosa batter and oil) in a bowl and keep aside  pic1
  2. Take the idli/dosa batter in a…

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28 Comments Add yours

    1. Yes, sounds fantastic! I have to make it!

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  1. elliebleu says:

    Yum! What a fun pizza recipe to make. I’ve never heard of idli podi. Is it a seed?

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    1. It’s a combination of spices. You can get in an Indian grocery store or make it yourself. I’ve seen several recipes online.

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  2. reocochran says:

    Looks colorful and yummy! 🙂

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    1. It’s like a healthy pizza, isn’t it? She is an amazing cook!

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      1. reocochran says:

        Yes, this sounds fantastic!
        You are an amazing hostess with the mostest. Smiles, Robin

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      2. Thank you so much, Robin! You are so kind!

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      3. reocochran says:

        If you don’t see me for a couple of days, I am going to visit my 88 year old mother and my brothers with sister in law.
        Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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      4. You too, dear, and have a safe trip and a wonderful visit!


  3. This is such an interesting recipe…they look delish! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. They you for you comment! Priya always comes up with such amazing recipes!

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  4. buongiorno🐞 UĞUR BÖCEĞİ 🐞Ladybugİ 🐞

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  5. jgousseva says:

    Looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you, on behalf of Priya! She is a great cook.

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  6. leebakers says:

    Looks so good! I love all the fresh veggies in it.

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    1. Yes, Priya is an amazing cook, isn’t she!


  7. Thanks for sharing this! x

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    1. My pleasure, dear, but the credit goes to Priya who is an amazing cook!

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      1. I did try something similar yesterday and tasted good!

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      2. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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  8. Balvinder says:

    Uttapam is very healthy Thanks for sharing Priya’s recipe with your readers I too make uttapam for breakfast with Gits Dosa mix. Its very fast and is available in Canada and US.

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    1. Thank you dear Bal. I’ll look for the mix.


      1. Balvinder says:

        I have a link to its picture on my recipe post. I am sure you will love this one too. https://goo.gl/OkIbTp

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      2. Thank you, I will definitely look for it!


  9. Sounds like a perfect breakfast idea! The onion would give such a great flavour to the pancakes!

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    1. Thank you, Agness! I see you have all kinds of delicious pancake recipes as well – I am glad I met you!


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