How to make Aloo Uttapam - Potato pancake

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Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

Aloo Uttapam

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


For more recipes related to Aloo Uttapam checkout Dilli Aloo Kachalu Chaat, Batata Vada - Street Food, Aloo Ke Sooley, Katori Chaat . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Potato Chutney Rolls, Olive ke Pakode, Devil Foot Long, Pizza Topped Focaccia.

Aloo Uttapam Recipe Card

Aloo Uttapam

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Uttapam Recipe

  • Potatoes peeled and grated 3 medium

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 4

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1/4 cup

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Oil as required


Step 1

In a bowl mix together potatoes, onions, green chillies, gram flour, semolina, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, salt, yogurt and sufficient water and make a batter of desired consistency.

Step 2

Let it rest for ten minutes. Heat a non stick tawa. Put two drops of oil and wipe the tawa clean with a wet muslin cloth so that the tawa is tempered.

Step 3

Pour a tablespoon of oil on the tawa and pour half a ladleful of batter and spread it into a three inch round uttapam. Cook, turning sides, till golden brown on both the sides.

Step 4

Serve hot with green chutney.

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