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Rava Uttapam served on a white plate

Rava Uttapam

Rava Uttapam is a delicious, easy to make, vegan, savory breakfast from India. They are topped with different ingredients like vegetables, herbs, & coconut
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Easy breakfast, Indian breakfast, South Indian breakfast, Uttapam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 uttapam
Calories 228kcal


  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup yogurt plant-based/ dairy
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1-2 finely chopped green chilies
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp cooking oil


  • In a large bowl mix semolina, yogurt, salt, and water. Mix well and keep aside for around 10-15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, semolina will absorb water so the batter will become thick. If required, add more water to get a pancake batter like consistency.
  • Add baking soda to the batter and mix.
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when they start spluttering add curry leaves and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds and then pour this oil mixture over the batter. Mix well.
  • Mix the chopped onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, green chilies, and coriander leaves in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Heat a flat pan and grease with some oil. Pour around a ladle of batter on it and spread to make a pancake. Don't make it very thin.
  • When the top surface of Uttapam is still wet, spread some chopped vegetables on it. Gently press with the backside of spatula so that the vegetables stick to the surface.
  • When the top side gets dry, flip it over and cook the other side too for around 2 minutes or until it's nicely cooked.
  • Take out on a plate with the vegetable side up and serve hot with sambhar or chutney.


  1. For even and faster cooking, cover the pan with a lid while cooking the Uttapam.
  2. You can add more vegetables like grated carrots, cabbage, mushrooms, corn, etc to make different types of Uttapam.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 722IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg