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Recipe: Onion Pancakes, or Onion Uttappa

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Onion pancake, or onion uttappa, is best served with red and green chutney/sauce.

Onion pancake, or onion uttappa, is best served with red and green chutney/sauce.

Onion pancakes, or onion uttappa, are a very soft and delicious type of flatbread made using rice and lentil crepe batter. You can make onion pancakes with other crepe batters as well, but I prefer rice and lentil crepe batter as the base because it makes naturally soft, fluffy, and flavorful pancakes. You can also buy dosa/idli batter from Indian stores to make these if you prefer.

Onion uttappa(onion pancake)

Onion uttappa(onion pancake)

Cook Time

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10 min

20 min

30 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 big bowl crepe/dosa batter, made of rice and split dehusked black lentil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup mix of finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves
  • oil (approx 1 tsp for each pancake)

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Heat a dosa/crepe griddle or a flat pan. Add a few drops of ghee and oil mix a md pour about 1 1/2 ladles full of batter on the center. Spread it just a little—it should be somewhat thick.
  2. Keep the mixture of chopped onions, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves, diced green chilies, and grated ginger handy.
  3. Spread a fistful of onion-ginger-green chili mix on the pancake. Gently press them so they won't detach from the pancake while flipping.
  4. Add a few drops of ghee and oil mix on the pancake and cover it with a lid. Keep the heat at medium-high.
  5. Flip it when the bottom turns golden-brown. Add a few drops of ghee and oil mix on the other side.
  6. See that both sides of the pancake become golden brown. Turn off the fire, remove the pancake, and keep it on a serving plate.
  7. Your delicious, crunchy onion pancake or onion uttappa is ready to eat. Serve hot with a spicy coconut chutney. Relish the flavors of the herbs and spices!