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April 24, 2014


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Onion uttapam recipe

Kadai onion uttapam is my MIL’s special way of making onion dosa.This is Sendhil’s favourite breakfast recipe.I call this dosa as South Indian pancake Smile with tongue out .My in-laws are here in my place and we are having a good time together.Whenever my MIL visits us,i tell her to make some of her special recipes.This time she prepared paal kozhukattai & onion uthappam recipe.I will share paal kozhukattai in my next post.I usually make onion uthappam or tomato onion uttapam with leftover idli,dosa batter after it becomes too sour.I follow my mom’s method & make in open dosa pan.But my MIL always makes oothappam in kadai(irumbu chatti).With the smell of roasted onions,it gives a nice taste & flavour.So i thought of sharing this method which may be new to some of u.Friends,If u are bored of making oothappam in dosa pan,do try this method for a change.U’ll love it Smile.Bachelor’s can also give this a try.U can make it easily in a non-stick kadai.

Onion uttapam recipe

Kadai onion uttapam recipe

Kadai onion uttapam recipe Onion uttapam recipe in an interesting way !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 5
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


  • Idli,dosa batter -1 cup
  • Big onion -2 nos
  • Water - very little
  • Gingely Oil or cooking oil – as required

  • Wash and peel the big onions.Slice it using a chips slicer.By this way,u will get thin strands.
  • In a bowl,take the batter and dilute it slightly adding 1-2 tbsp of water if the batter is very thick.
  • Heat kadai and add 2 tsp of oil.Put some onion slices.Pour a ladle full of batter covering the onions.Sprinkle some more onions generously over the batter.Make a small dent in the center using the ladle and drizzle 2 tsp of oil in the sides and middle(refer picture).
  • Keep the flame medium and cover the kadai for 2 minutes.Open the kadai and flip the uttapam using a slotted ladle.Again cover cook for some more time till the onions turn golden brown. Adjust the flame whenever necessary.
  • Remove with a slotted ladle and enjoy eating hot with ur favourite chutney,sambar !


  • Adding oil generously gives u a nice,flavoured,roasted onions in dosa.
  • For variations,u can add few chopped tomatoes and make tomato,onion uttapam.
  • U can also sprinkle pepper powder or idli milagai podi for more taste.

Onion uttapam recipe

Onion uttappam with coconut chutney,Green chutney & idli podi for breakfast.
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Onion uttapam recipe

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AparnaRajeshkumar said...

chance illa.. nee nalla enjoy panu ma ... :D

great-secret-of-life said...

yummy one.. Amma makes it plain uttapam like this.. You r right with iron chati it is very tasty.. I don't hv iron chatti so I never even tried to do it at home :-) Whenever we visit India my mum makes this one...

Unknown said...

i make it plain uttapam.. will try onion uttapam nxt time this way

Motions and Emotions said...

Perfectly made 'South Indian Pancake'.. visit my space too

mullai said...

I am drooling after seeing this!

Julie said...

wow...makes me hungry,caramelized onions tastes best :)

Lifewithspices said...

v make tis too.. but v call it as illuppu chatti dosa.. looks yumm

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy preparation...tempting

Unknown said...

Wonderful Chitra....Love this uttapam...Neatly explained dear.... Wanna love to try it....Enjoy dear

Priya said...

oh what a fantastic dosai ...with the side dish u gave .i will be more than happy to eat all of the dosas

Unknown said...

so yum dear :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Oh the uttappam looks so inviting...just like hotels..perfect

Sona said...

Kadai uttapam sounds interesting and looks very delicious..

Harini said...

Very interesting and tasty way,would surely try this

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this dish, looks yum

Sangeetha Priya said...

tempting uttapam!!!

Unknown said...

Looks Yummy!!

Unknown said...

Wow! Chitra, i used to make dumb uttapams! Now, i know to make interesting ones!


Chitra said...

Give it a shot :)