June 3, 2013

Rava uttapa recipe - Semolina uttapam recipe - How to make rava uttappam

rava uttapa in a serving plate
Rava uttapa or uttapam recipe  - Rava uttappa or uttapam is an easy and quick breakfast dish made without grinding and fermentation. Everyone in the family needs a perfect breakfast to start the day. To the best of my knowledge, I try  to provide a delicious, healthy and  filling dish for breakfast. Besides idly, dosa and  paratha, I often make rava uttapa with variations. This recipe is a quick fix and simple method of  making rava uttappa. It tastes well with all varieties of chutney. It should better go with one glass of milk, milk shake, juice, horlicks, bournvita, a cup of tea or coffee. For the better taste use ghee to shallow fry the uttappa 

Preparation time -15 minutes
Cooking time - 30 minutes
Yield - 6 uttapas

  • 2 cups rava / semolina  (thick or fine rava)
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp jaggery powder or sugar
  • 1/2" ginger / adrak,  peeled, finely chopped
  • Fistful of chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • Ghee for shallow frying
  • Salt as required


1.  Wash and chop the  tomato, green chillies, coriander leaves and ginger into very small pieces. Peel and chop the onions into small pieces.
chop the onion,tomato, ginger, green chilly, cilantroto make uttapa

2.  Roast the rava on medium flame till aromatic. 
roaste the rava to make uttapa

3.  Transfer the roasted rava to a large vessel.  Add the yogurt  rava, onion, tomato, coriander leaves, ginger, jaggery  and salt to it.  Mix  till all the ingredients combine well. 
combine yogurt and other ingredients to make uttapa

4.  Then make a thick batter adding some water. 
add water

5.  Heat  iron or nonstick griddle and pour 1/4 tsp ghee/oil on the griddle and spread it.  

6.  Then put one orange sized lump of  batter on the griddle.  

7.  Spread it by using the palm of your hand to make a round and thin uttapa. Sprinkle some water on it, if it is too dry. 

8.  Pour 1/4 tsp of ghee from all sides and spread another 1/4 tsp of ghee on the top of the uttappa. 
heat the griddle, pour ghee and spread uttapa batter to make uttapa

9.  Cook covered on medium flame till the base becomes firm and light golden brown. Loosen the sides and the bottom. 

10.  Flip it and cook on medium low flame till brown spots appear and the sides turn  brown.
shallow fry the rava uttapa till golden brown

11.  When done, remove from the griddle. Serve the rava uttapa or uttapam hot with coconut chutney or chutney of your choice. 
rava uttapa with chutney in a serving plate


  1. looks yummy and perfect start for the day

  2. Healthy and filling recipe..

  3. Always looking for a wonderful breakfast

  4. nicely done....first time seeing uttappam with rava...awesome...

  5. What a fabulous uttapa vidya. Looks so delctable.I love those chutneys.

  6. Innovative way of making uthappa. Perfectly made. Wholesome breakfast!!

  7. rava uttappam looks amazing

  8. Interesting recipe!,

  9. Thanks Veena, Saranya, Kitchen Queen, Shanti, Chandrika, Smita, Divya and Mahi.


    1. You can use fine wheat rava or rice rava or oats powder to make uttappam


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