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Bread Uttapam

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This Bread Uttapam recipe is very simple and can be prepared with only few ingredients available in our kitchen easy to make. Uttapam is a popular South Indian dish. Traditionally uttapam is made with rice and lentil batter, which can be a long process. Bread Uttapam, on the other hand, is instant and easy to make. Not to mention it tastes delicious. Uttapam is a thick dosa, or pancake, with vegetables cooked over skillet. It tastes divine served hot and with a side of green chutney. It tastes good even if it cools down so you can also keep it in your kids or husband’s lunch box.

Preparation Time: 15mins  ∏  Cooking Time: 10mins  ∏  Servings:2-3 (6 Uttapam)

Level: Beginners (Easy)  ∏  Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm


For Batter

  •  4 slices of white/brown bread
  • 1/2 cup roasted rava (or semolina)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoon gramflour (or besan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sour curd
  • 1/2 cup water (or as needed)
  • 2-3 chopped green chilly
  • 1/2 inch chopped ginger
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil for greasing the pan and drizzling


For garnishing:

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoon finely chopped green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon spring onion finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

How to make Bread Uttapam:

Step1: Heat pan on a medium flame and roast rava(semolina) till it become light brown in colour.


Step2: Now tear the bread in rough pieces (if you want you can remove the sides of the bread) and add it to the blender/grinder along with other ingredients mentioned in the batter section except oil i:e roasted rava, besan, cumin seed, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, curd, green chilly, ginger, salt as per taste.

Blend it into a smooth paste using water similar to the consistency shown below (don’t add to much water). If the batter is too thin then uttapam will stick to the pan. Keep the batter aside for 5-10 minute.

Step3: In the meanwhile when batter is resting mix all the chopped vegetables (onion,tomato,green chilly,spring onion,bell pepper and Coriander leaves) and sprinkle some salt in the mixture.


Step4: After 10mins, mix the batter well check batter for consistency (rava absorbs water as time goes by and batter becomes thick, if require add some water and mix well and make sure batter is not too liquid it should be of thick consistency.

Step5: Heat a tawa or griddle and spread some oil. you can also use a non stick pan. Take the batter in a large serving spoon. Pour the batter and spread it gently. don’t spread too much.

Step6: when the batter is still raw from the top, add the vegetable mixture. gently press the onions-tomatoes with the spatula, so that they stick to the batter.Drizzle some oil on the sides and the top.


when the base is cooked and lightly browned, flip gently.Cook till the onions and tomatoes are light golden or golden.

Flip and serve hot. if you want you can flip a couple of times too for even cooking.For making plain bread uttapam, cook the uttapams without any toppings.

Step7: Serve bread uttapam with coconut-peanut chutney,pickle or coriander chutney. They also go well with tomato ketchup.

Bread Uttapam


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