Suji Uttapam

You are tired and kids are screaming for food. You do not have anything ready and you don’t want to feed them fast food. I don’t know about you but this happens a lot to me. What do you do in such circumstances? Wish for a genie? (no use, I have tried that before). There is a saying “where there is a will there is a way”. Well here is the way. If I have to make a list of my favorite dishes which can be prepared in a jiffy these pancakes will surely top the list. Suji Uttapam or Semolina pancake is a healthy version of a traditional south Indian recipe eaten with relish in India. Now what makes this recipe so special is that you can sneak in lots of vegetables in this recipe. If your kids are like mine who get queasy just by watching me cut cabbage then this is the recipe for you. Try it and I am sure you will love this healthy recipe.

Semolina Pancakes (Suji Uttapam)

For the pancakes(makes 6):
2 cups semolina (suji)
1 cup curd(yoghurt)
½ tsp red chili powder
Salt to taste
1 green chilli chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
½  cup diced tomato and capsicum
½ cup grated onions, carrots and cabbage
oil for cooking

Mix all the ingredients except oil and make a batter of dropping consistency using water. Heat a non stick pan and grease it lightly with oil. Spread a layer of batter on the pan to make a pancake of 3-4 mm thickness. Spread a little oil around pancake to keep it from sticking to the pan.  Cook it over a slow flame until the base is golden brown. Turn over to cook the other side. Remove from the pan and serve hot. Repeat with the remaining batter to make five more pancakes.

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13 Responses to Suji Uttapam

  1. Manjushree says:

    Hi Nidhi,

    I am new to this website and just love the recipes on your website. I have tried carrot truffles, bread pancakes, coconut burfi with gulkand.. They were a huge hit at home and all loved them.

    I love the method (procedure with pics) with which you explain the recipes.

    It would be great if you could post new healthy recipes for kids.

    I have a doubt in the Suji uttapam recipe as to which suji do you use here and do you dry fry it before using in the batter?


    • Nidhi says:

      Thanks for your kind words Manjushree. Will post some new healthy recipes soon:-)
      IN suji Uttapam Suji is not dry roasted. It is used as it is. Regular Suji/rava that we get in the grocery store.

  2. Preeti Sharma says:

    I made ths today….not only my kid but my whole family loved ths recipe….my son finished his lunch properly n demanded for more whn he returned bk….
    Thanks alot….

  3. Ramya says:

    Hi tried this though the taste was awsome I was unable to turn properly ..insense it was too brittle? What could have gone wrong ?

    • Nidhi says:

      Mixture should be a little thick. Wait for some time to let uttapam cook on one side. Then turn it. Add less water to batter next time. vegetables should also be chopped finely. Hope that helps.

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  5. Like this, you definitely bring some fun for the kids on the kitchen table :) great site!
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    • Nidhi says:

      Thank you. Cooking food is the easy part, getting kids to eat that is the difficult one;-). This surely helps.

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  7. Innocent says:

    Those look pettry darn delicious to me!!! I know what you mean, though — my mom’s always a great cook, but there are a few things that are so delicious, it’s magical. I can make the same recipe, but it doesn’t taste as good as hers!

  8. Vernie Gabl says:

    Some truly marvelous work on behalf of the owner of this web site , dead great content material .

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