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July 27, 2019

7 Taste Uthappam / 5 Taste Uthappam Recipe

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7 taste uthappam
7 Taste Uthappam / 5 Taste Uthappam Recipe – Many of you would have tasted this dosa variety in restaurants like Saravana bhavan and many restaurants in Tamil nadu. 

Basically uthappam is a soft, spongy dosa that looks round and small in size. You can make it with freshly ground fermented idli, dosa batter or with leftover idli batter. Both tastes great. Onion uthappam is the most common oothappam variety. But this 5 taste / 7 taste uthappam with 7 different toppings makes this simple dish much more interesting.

 Though I haven’t tasted this recipe in Chennai Saravana bhavan, I have tasted it in Salem Saravana bhavan – asai dosai and Sree Saravana bhavan restaurant in Krishnagiri. But both the restaurants served 5 taste uthappam with masala toppings like mushroom masala, paneer masala, Gobi masala, grated carrot and small onion. It was so filling that I wasn’t able to eat 3 uthappam.  

But the recipe I have shared here is very simple with light toppings. It won’t make you feel full at the same time its so appealing to eyes. Kids would love it for sure. Even we adults would be craving to eat it by seeing their colors.

 I have made this uthappam with the mini uthappam pan which I bought recently. I purchased it mainly for this recipe and to make pancakes for Raksha. If you are interested to buy this mini uthappam / pancake pan, please check THIS LINK in Amazon. There are many brands available in it.  If you don’t want this pan, you can make in dosa tawa itself.  You can make 3 to 4 per batch based on the size of your dosa tawa.

 I have used onion, carrot, capsicum, coriander leaves, tomato + crushed pepper, Idli podi / Gun powder, dry fruits and nuts toppings. You can skip any two and make 5 taste uthappam. For variations, you can use paneer bhurji, grated cheese, chocolate chips even finely cut apple for different and interesting toppings. 

Friends, do try this easy and colorful 7 taste uthappam recipe and share your feedback with me !

7 taste uthappam recipe

7 taste uthappam / 5 taste uthappam recipe

7 taste uthappam / 5 taste uthappam recipe

How to make easy and colorful 7 taste uthappam with idli dosa batter.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
  • Idli dosa batter - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1/2 no ( finely chopped)
  • Colored Capsicum - 2 tbsp (finely chopped, I used green)
  • Tomato - 1/2 no (-do-)
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Carrot - 1 ( grated)
  • Dry fruits and nuts - 2 tbsp ( I used cashews and dry grapes)
  • Idli podi / Gun powder - as needed
  • Cooking oil / Sesame oil /Ghee - to drizzle over dosa
  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables finely. Grate carrot.
  2. Take idli dosa batter and add little water if batter is too thick.
  3. Heat a dosa pan or uthappam pan. Pour small ladleful of batter. Do not spread it.
  4. Sprinkle the topping over each dosa. Drizzle oil around the dosa.
  5. Cook in medium flame. Flip and cook the other side till toppings become golden in color.
  6. Remove and serve hot with chutney or sambar !
  • To make 7 taste or 5 taste uthappam, prepare the toppings by finely chopping onion, capsicum, cashew nuts, tomato, coriander leaves. Grate carrot and keep aside.

  • Take 1 to 2 cups of idli dosa batter. You can use leftover idli dosa batter or with fresh fermented idli batter. If the batter is too thick add little water and bring to pouring consistency. Remember batter should not be too thin and watery.
  • 7 taste uthappam recipe
  • Heat a dosa tawa or mini uthappam pan (If you have it). Pour small ladles of batter in each hole. In dosa tawa, make 3 to 4 small sized thick dosa. Do not spread the batter.

  • Place the toppings over each dosa. Put chopped small onion in one, tomato and sprinkle some pepper powder in the second, capsicum in third, grated carrot, chopped coriander leaves, dry fruits and nuts in the remaining uthappam. Lastly sprinkle idli podi over the 7th uthappam. Drizzle oil or ghee (for kids) around each dosa. Cook in medium flame and flip the dosa.

  • Cook the toppings side patiently till each of them is cooked well and turns slight golden brown in color. You can remove carrot and coriander uthappam earlier than onion uthappam.
  • 7 taste uthappam recipe
  • Remove in a plate and serve hot with chutney and sambar ! Enjoy !


  • For variations you can use grated cheese, grated paneer, chocolate chips and favorite fruits.
  • To make 5 taste uthappam, skip any two toppings and make the remaining.
  • Adding ghee gives the best taste. But you can use cooking oil or sesame oil for low calorie version.
  • Coconut chutney or sambar is the best side dish for these uthappam.
Colorful, tasty 7 taste uthappam is ready ! Enjoy !
7 taste uthappam recipe

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