Onion Carrot Uttapam / Pancake

Onion Carrot Uttapam / Pancake

Onion Carrot Uttapam / Pancake is a South Indian breakfast. This recipe is pretty close to a restaurant style uttapam and extremely easy to make.
This Uttapam has a soft and spongy texture. The onion-carrot topping over this Uttapam makes it super yummy and tasty.

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
5-6 Uttapams

I have a bite-sized 2-minute video to show you how to make this Onion Carrot Uttapam / Pancake.


  • Idli batter – As needed
  • Onion – 1, chopped
  • Carrot – 1, peeled and grated
  • Coriander leaves (cilantro) – 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Gingelly oil – 1 tbsp or As needed
  • Butter / ghee – As needed (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Add carrot and stir it for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add pepper powder and salt. Stir it for a minute and add cilantro and stir it again.
  3. Heat Tawa (griddle) on medium flame, smear some oil in Tawa and pour a ladle full of batter on the Tawa (don’t spread the batter). Top the uttapam with the onion-carrot mixture. Drizzle enough oil on the edges and top of the uttapam.
  4. After a minute or two, flip it and press it gently with a ladle on top and let it cook till it becomes golden brown over medium flame.

Serve it with Sambar.


  1. To make sure the uttapam is cooked inside, cook it on medium flame.
  2. Instead of oil, drizzle ghee or butter on top to make the taste richer.
  3. Instead of dosa batter, idli batter makes the uttapam so soft and spongy.

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