How to make Baby Uttapam - Small thick rice pancakes.

This recipe is from the book Dakshin Delights.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Split Black gram skinless

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Baby Uttapam

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

For more recipes related to Baby Uttapam checkout Masala Dosa, Neer Dosa, Noodle Cakes with Sliced Chicken, Kuzhi Paniyaram . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Three Cheese Samosa, Murg Ke Shami, Cheesy Chicken Bombs, Cake Pops.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baby Uttapam Recipe

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Split Black gram skinless 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil as required

  • For topping

  • Onions chopped 2 small

  • Tomatoes seeded and chopped 2 small

  • Green chillies chopped 2


Step 1

Soak the rice in three cups of water and split black gram in two cups of water overnight. Drain and grind them separately to a smooth paste using a little water. Mix them in a deep vessel.

Step 2

Cover and keep the batter to ferment for a minimum of six to eight hours in a warm place. Take required quantity of batter in a bowl, add the salt and sufficient water to get the desired consistency and mix well.

Step 3

Heat a thick tawa or a non-stick pan. Put two drops of oil and wipe the tawa clean with a wet muslin cloth.

Step 4

Add a tablespoon of oil to the tawa and pour half a ladleful of batter and spread it into a three inch round. Make as many as would fit on the tawa.

Step 5

Sprinkle each with the onions, tomatoes and green chillies and cook on low heat for three to five minutes. Flip side and cook further, if desired.

Step 6

Serve hot.