Instant Sooji Uttapa

Poonam Bachhav
Poonam Bachhav|
Last updated on Jan 21st
Sooji Uttapa serves as one of the quick and delicious breakfast options. It is a thick pancake made from Rava or Sooji batter with tasty topping. It is slightly crispy on the outside edges, soft and fluffy inside.
  • Prep Time20Minutes
  • Cooking Time15Minutes
  • Serves4people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup - Sooji / Coarse Semolina /Rava
  • 3 tbsp - Besan / Chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup - plain Butter Milk
  • 1 large Onion finely chopped
  • 1 large Tomato finely diced
  • 2 Green Chilies finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp Oil + for shallow frying

Recipe Preparation

  1. Take sooji and besan in a large bowl. Gradually, add plain butter milk and mix well with a spoon to form a smooth batter.
  2. Meanwhile finely chop the vegetables and sprinkle salt on them. After 20 minutes, check the batter for consistency and add a little water.
  3. Over a medium flame, heat a non-stick pan. Drizzle a few drops of oil over it. Reduce the flame to low and pour a ladle full of batter and spread it into a circle.
  4. Top the uttapa with chopped onions, tomatoes, chilies and coriander. Spread the vegetables evenly.
  5. Drizzle few drops of oil around the edge with help of a spoon and cover with a lid. Cook on medium heat until colour of the top surface changes from white to off white and the bottom side turns light brown.
  6. After 2 minutes flip it gently and cook on the other side for 1 minute.
  7. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney of your choice.
My Tip: If you are in a hurry and cannot wait, then make the batter using warm buttermilk, this will fasten the soaking of sooji. If you do not have buttermilk, you can add 2-3 tbsp curd and some water to make the batter. There should be no lumps in the batter. Add salt and 1 tsp of oil and mix well and keep aside for 15 - 20 minutes.