How to make Quick Uttapam -

A quick and easy breakfast recipe of uttapam made with semolina and yogurt

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Semolina (suji/rawa), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Quick Uttapam

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India’s peninsular region comprises of four states that can all together boast of around a dozen different cuisines. This is more than any other part of Asia.
There is something unique about the South Indian food that evokes extreme devotion from all who take pride in its food culture. 
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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quick Uttapam Recipe

  • Semolina (suji/rawa) 2 cups

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • Soda bicarbonate 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil as required

  • Small onion 1 for greasing

  • Tomato chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Carrot grated 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder to sprinkle

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped as required

  • Processed cheese block as required

  • Sambhar to serve

  • Coconut chuntey to serve


Step 1

Take semolina in a mixing bowl, add yogurt, soda bicarbonate and salt and mix well. Add a little water and mix well. Set aside for 20-30 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare each uttapam, heat a non-stick tawa. Drizzle ½ teaspoon oil and spread it with a small onion. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread to make a thick disc. Sprinkle ½ tablespoon tomato, ½ tablespoon green capsicum, ½ tablespoon onion and ½ tablespoon carrot.

Step 3

Sprinkle a pinch of red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon coriander leaves and grate some cheese on top. When the underside turns golden, flip and cook till the other side is golden too.

Step 4

Transfer the uttapams on individual serving plates and serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.

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