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Urad Dal Uttapam

Urad Dal Uttapam is a savory South Indian pancake made from fermented batter of Urad dal and rice, topped with vegetables and cooked to perfection.

Prep Time

4-6 HRS (Includes soaking & fermentation)


4-6 HRS (For fermentation)

Cook Time

15-20 MINS

Total Time

6-7 HRS (Includes soaking & fermentation)


4 Uttapams

Main Ingredients

1 cup RK Urad Split

2 cups of RK Sona Masoori Rice

1 teaspoon RK Fenugreek Seed

RK Salt, to taste

Oil or ghee (clarified butter), for cooking

Chopped onions

Chopped tomatoes

Chopped green chilies

Chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)


1. Rinse the Urad Dal, rice, and fenugreek seeds under running water. Soak them in separate bowls with enough water for about 4-6 hours.

2. After soaking, drain the water from all the ingredients.

3. In a blender or food processor, grind the soaked and drained urad dal to a smooth and fluffy batter. Add water as needed, but be cautious not to make the batter too thin.

4. Transfer the urad dal batter to a large mixing bowl.

5. Now, grind the soaked and drained rice to a slightly coarse consistency. Add water as needed to achieve the right consistency.

6. Mix the rice batter with the urad dal batter in the mixing bowl.

7. Add salt to taste and mix well.

8. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the batter ferment for about 4-6 hours or until it doubles in volume. Place the bowl in a warm and undisturbed spot in your kitchen.

9. Once the batter has fermented, give it a gentle stir.

10. Heat a non-stick or cast-iron griddle or tawa over medium heat. Grease it lightly with oil or ghee.

11. Pour a ladleful of the fermented batter onto the hot griddle and spread it in a circular motion to form a thick pancake.

12. Sprinkle your desired toppings like chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and cilantro over the Uttapam.

13. Drizzle a little oil or ghee around the edges and on top of the Uttapam.

14. Cook the Uttapam on medium-low heat for a few minutes until the bottom turns golden brown and the top surface starts to set.

15. Flip the Uttapam carefully using a spatula and cook the other side for a few more minutes until cooked through.

16. Once cooked, transfer the Uttapam to a serving plate.

17. Repeat the process with the remaining batter to make more Uttapams.

18. Serve the Urad Dal Uttapam hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

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