Uttapam is a type of dosa and a popular breakfast dish of South India. Unlike typical dosa, uttapam is thick and fluffy loaded with topping e.g. onion, carrot, tomatoes, capsicum etc. In this recipe, I have used onion, chillies and coriander leaf as toppings, hence onion uttapam. I also like to top my uttapam with poppy seeds as they add a wonderful nutty flavour to it.
The batter used to make uttapam is the regular dosa batter. They are pretty simple to make and is a great alternative from the regular dosa. The toppings can be varied as per your likings. When you make the dosa batter, make dosa with it the first day and make either uttapam or paddu with it the next day. Uttapam tastes better with slightly over-fermented batter.
These crispy from outside, soft from the inside variation of dosa is a sure winner. They are great for lunchbox too, unlike the regular dosa.
Onion Uttapam step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Dry roast poppy seeds and chop the toppings
2. Pour a ladle full of dosa batter on tawa
3. Add the toppings
4. Flip and cook on the other side
5. Uttapam is ready to be served