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Uttapam Recipe

Instant Uttapam Recipe with Green Split Lentils and Rice | healthy Gluten Free Veg recipes

Uttapam is a South-Indian delicacy which uses rice and lentils mix fermented batter used to make savory pancakes. I have twisted around it by using Moong Khichdi dal with rice to have amazing ones!!
Prep Time 10 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 10 hrs 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 6 Uttapam
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Green Moong Split Lentil Khichdi daal
  • 1/2 cup rice I have used Basmati rice
  • 1 large onion chopped small
  • 1 small green chilli minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1.5 tsp Red Chilly can reduce it for less spicy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt as per taste


  • Take Rice and Moong Khichdi dal together in a bowl and wash them thoroughly. Soak them for at least 10 hours or overnight. In peak summers, one may soak them for 4-5 hours. Remove the water and wash again. The one in pic you see is the soaked one.
    uttapam moong dal khichdi and rice
  • Transfer the rice dal mixture to blender and make a thick paste. It tales 4-5 min of grinding.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • The smooth paste is perfect if its grainy as it makes crispy uttapam. You may grind further as per your liking. You may keep this mixture for about an hour.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • Add onions, green chilly, salt, red chilly , lemon juice and garm masala. Mix it well and if its very thick, you may add water. I have used a slightly thick consistency. You may make a thinner one by adding more water.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • Take two ladles and spread it on hot tawa.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • Cover it with lid for easy cooking.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • Flip it to cook from the other side.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • This is the perfect look and shape.
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice
  • The scrumptious Uttapam are ready!! Serve with your choice of chutney! Enjoy!!
    Uttapam Moong Khichdi dal and rice


  • You may use any vegan oil other than Desi Ghee, though if you trust me they taste best with Ghee.
  • Remember to place batter on Hot Tawa and not cold or else it would stick to Tawa. I have used Iron Tawa and they turned out absolutely great.
  • Use a raw onion to clean Tawa in between two uttapams. Add little oil so that Tawa is not dry. 
  • Simmer the flame so that it's not raw. You may cover Uttapam with lid to use less oil and have a properly cooked one. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Servings: 6
Amount per serving  
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Total Sugars 1.4g  
Protein 3.2g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 44mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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