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Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack


Bread Uttapam

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 coconut chutney.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 3 slice white bread
  • 3 tbsp sooji coarse (samolina)
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour (maida, plain flour)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (curd, dahai)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, finely chopped (capsicum )
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes finely chopped (remove the seeds)
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger shredded (adrak)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped (hara dhania)
  • 2 tbsp oil to cook


  1. Remove the crest from bread and cut them in small pieces.

  2. In a blender add bread, sooji, all-purpose flour, salt, yogurt and water, blend to a thick and smooth paste.
  3. Take out the batter in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients, cumin seeds, bell pepper, tomatoes, ginger, green chili, and cilantro, mix it well. Batter should be thick in consistency add more water if needed, batter should not be too thick but should not be runny.
  4. Heat the skillet over medium heat and lightly grease the skillet. Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter and spread consistency should be of thick pancake.
  5. Pour little oil around uttapam. Let it cook for about 2 minutes and turn them over, bread uttapam should be golden brown from both sides and this should take about four minutes. Notes: do not cook on high heat, uttapam will not cook through.

Recipe Notes

Serve bread uttapam with your choice of chutney, I like to serve with coconut chutney or green cilantro chutney.

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79 thoughts on “Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack

  1. Excellent and easy, really delicious. I used some wheat bread that had gone stale, turned out great. I added some mustard seeds and chopped onion to the batter. Thanks again, Manjulaji!

  2. Hi… Thank you Manjula ji… Main kabhi kabhi cook karne ka koshish karta hun…yeh kaafi aasaan tha and tasty bhi… best part is i didn’t have to involve my wife to help and liked it too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Can v make the batter today night (without adding the veggies) n refrigerate it so tht it could be made tmrw for breakfast?

  3. Mam I love your recipe.please share magic bullet details as I want to buy it for my kitchen .also please tell me how it’s performance. thanks

  4. Hi manjula garu,
    I want to make this for my visiting family of 13 people. Can i make this an hour or two in advance, heat up in the oven and serve it?

  5. Hello, Madam. Nice recipe. I couldn’t understand some of the ingredients. Can you please explain what are they called in Marathi ? (or in Hindi)

    Sooji coarse (semolina)
    Bell pepper

    1. Sooji coarse is nothing but sooji used for halwa. Bell pepper is capsicum. Cilantro is coriander leaves (Dhandia patha)

  6. Hi Manjula I love your recipes. I did a variant of this uthappam by cutting wheat bread slices into 4 pieces and dipping them in slightly sour idli batter which was seasoned with vegs as you mentioned. This was also very tasty and we can avoid using maida

  7. I love your recipes , very easy to prepare dishes and usually i cooked in my restro and cafeteria also
    Great anks of yours

  8. this is very easy recipe and quick to make but we should keep in mind that lentil batter is much more healthier than bread and all purpose flour batter…once in a while it is ok but not to replace this with our authentic dosa batter..

  9. This receipe sounds easy and delicious. I am definitely going to try this and I am sure my son would love it too

  10. hi, i really enjoy your cooking and they always turn out amazing, i just wanted to know if i can make the batter for the bread uttapam at night and freeze it to use in the morning?

  11. Hello Aunty,
    Thank you for sharing such yummy n easy to make recipes.
    Just need a clarification for Bread Uttapam recipe it is written as 1/4 tablespoons of yougurt. Where as in video it says 1/4 cup of yougurt. Can you plz clarify whether its1/4cup or 1/4 tablespoon.


  12. The name of the dish is “Uthappa” and not “uthappam”. Atleast that is what we have called it since childhood.

  13. Was it medium sooji used? Since there are many types of sooji can you please tell which exact sooji was used in this recipe.

    Thank you

  14. I couldn’t make them exactly according to your recipe, as I didn’t have all the ingredients. BUT they were still amazing – the vegetables and spices worked so well. I used finely shredded, salted and squeezed zucchini instead of capsicum. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  15. Hi Manjula ji…thank u for this awesome recipe…I have ques when i tried making these uttapams they turned out to be very soft n upon turning they break into pieces.. Pls let me know how to rectify the problem…also the taste turns out to be very good…thank u so much…

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