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Instant rava uttapam | Suji uttapam

By Swasthi on August 27, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Instant rava uttapam recipe – Instant uttapam is a quick breakfast recipe made with semolina, spices & veggies. These turn out delicious & just take about 20 mins to make. These suji uttapam are great to have even for dinner with some chutney or podi.

rava uttapam

Traditionally uttapam were made with leftover idli & dosa batter that is usually sour. Making the traditional uttapams is a bit of work as the lentils and rice have to be soaked, ground and fermented.

These instant rava uttapams are just a variation of the traditional dish & is super quick to make as it only needs mixing the ingredients to make the batter.

For the healthier versions, I usually make Oats uthappam, millet uttapam and wheat flour uttapam for breakfast. This rava uttapam is something I have grown up eating.

My mom would make these whenever we preferred to have light dinner. They turn out very tasty with a unique aroma that comes from curd or buttermilk.

These can be made for breakfast, brunch, lunch or anytime you wish to make something quick.

Preparation for rava uttapam

1. Add half cup semolina (fine rava / suji) to a mixing bowl.

adding rava to make rava uttapam

2. Add half cup water.

pouring water to make batter

3. Mix it well. Set this aside for 10 mins.

soaking the batter

4. Meanwhile chop the veggies like onions, green chilies, tomatoes, bell pepper. You can also use grated carrot & coriander leaves.

preparing veggies

5. Add 2 tbsp yogurt.

adding yogurt

6. Next add salt as needed.

adding Salt to make rava uttapam batter

7. Add 2 to 3 tbsp more water. I used about 3 tbsps.

pouring water to make rava uttapam batter

8. The batter should be neither thin or too thick, but must be of spreading consistency. Set this aside.

neither thick not thin batter

How to make suji uttapam

9. Grease or season your tawa well with few drops of oil. Rub with a sliced onion or kitchen tissue. I season my cast iron pan after every wash and wipe off the excess oil before storing it. I heat it and grease it again before use.

greasing the tawa

10. When the pan turns hot, pour half of the prepared batter.

pouring batter to make rava uttapam

11. Spread it gently only a little.

Spreading batter

12. Immediately add cut veggies.

adding veggies to make rava uttapam

13. Press down with a wooden spatula. If you do not do this, veggies will come off the uttapam when you flip it.

pressing the toppings

14. Pour oil or ghee and cook on a medium heat.

adding oil to the rava uttapam

15. After a while you will see the edges leave the pan, gently lift it with a spatula and flip it.

flipping the uttapam

16. Cook on both the sides till fully done.

frying uttapam

Serve these instant rava uttapam just with a cup of masala chai or a Chutney, podi, or Pickle.

instant rava uttapam breakfast recipe

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Instant wheat dosa

Tips to make rava uttapam

1.Ensure the pan is hot enough before you pour the batter. The batter will get stuck to the pan if it is not hot enough.

2.The batter has to be of pouring consistency yet thick. If it is too runny, it will get stuck and not get cooked well.

3.The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

Notes on ingredients

1.Rava is nothing but fine semolina or suji which is used to make halwa. Use fine semolina. This recipe also works with chiroti rava (extra fine suji) which is used to make chiroti.

2.I have used just onions and bell peppers here as I was running short of veggies. Chopped tomatoes, grated carrots, lots of coriander leaves go well in this rava uttapam.

3.Sometimes I also add dill leaves. If you like the flavor you can just add about a tbsp of the fine chopped leaves.

For more quick rava recipes, you can check
Rava ladoo
Upma recipe
Tomato upma recipe

Instant rava uttapam

instant rava uttapam

Instant rava uttapam (Breakfast Suji uttapam)

Rava uttapam is a instant Indian breakfast recipe made with semolina, onion, chili and curd or yogurt. The batter does not need any fermentation and these are quick to make. Rava uttapam is served with a chutney, podi or sambar.
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2 uttapam

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ½ cup semolina (fine rava or suji)
  • ½ to ¾ cup water (½ + 2 to 3 tbsp)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (Indian curd)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons capsicum chopped (optional)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons carrot grated (optional)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons oil or butter


Preparation for instant rava uttapam

  • Soak semolina in half cup water. Set this aside for 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile chop the veggies and season the pan or tawa with oil. Wipe off excess with a kitchen tissue.
  • Add yogurt, salt and 2 tbsps water to the soaked rava. 
  • Mix the batter. It must be not too thin or too thick. If needed add 1 tbsp more water to bring it to a consistency.

Making rava uttapam

  • Heat the pan on a medium high flame. 
  • When the pan is hot, pour half of the batter and spread a bit gently.
  • Sprinkle the veggies and press with a spatula.
  • Add oil around the edges and cook until done on a medium heat.
  • When you see the edges of the rava uttapam leaving the pan, then flip it.
  • Cook until the veggies are partially done. Flip back and cook until the rava uttapam turns lightly Crisp.
  • Serve hot or warm with chutney or masala tea.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Instant rava uttapam (Breakfast Suji uttapam)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 391mg17%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3285IU66%
Vitamin C 31.1mg38%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Rava uttapam recipe originally published in Aug, 2016. Republished in June 2019.

Instant rava uttapam | Suji uttapam

About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills.

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I have tried so many of your recipes and i love them all they all tirn out so good
Keep it up

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Hey Swasthi, really nice recipes to follow! I love how you also explain the reason behind each step and how to deal with potential hiccups. I had a small question about cast iron tawa. I want to buy one but hesitant as I have never used it before. Which brand are you using here? Does your uttapam not stick? Does it work on induction? Can you use the silicone mit while cooking for 20-30 mins on induction?

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All your recipes are easy to make and tasty too👍

Excellent recipe- very quick to make, tasty, whole family loved it. On a few of them I threw some pieces of cheddar cheese and that was very good too. simple recipe and so easy to follow.

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I tried this recipe and it turned out so tasty. I always follow your recipes. They are the best. You give so in depth recipe that it cannot go wrong. Please keep posting such yummy recipes. Thank you so much for helping us by sharing your recipes.

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Very easy and delicious recipe. My kid and husband loved it. Recently, I started making your recipes, every time it’s turning out well and getting appreciation from my husband which is usually hard ?. I love making different dishes, and your recipes became part of my daily cooking. Perfect and healthy recipe. My hearty thanks. Keep going… Rock well…. Thanks a lot for this lovely recipes!!!

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Amazing results. Thank you for sharing

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I tried your recipe 1st time.. Suji uthappam was sooo tasty.. and so easy to make .. I am going to try more recipes.. thanks..?

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The dish is really great.
Also , can you tell how to make vegetable pakoras from wheat flour
Like- mirchi pakora , onion pakora etc with wheat flour

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Very useful recipe. Thanks

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Super simple and extremely tasty! Thank you for this recipe! Perfect quantity for 2, but I liked it so much that I ended up wishing I had made more! :p

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Hi Swasthi, thank you for a wonderful recipe. It was very simple to make, perfect measurements. In fact I was a bit scared because I don’t have a non stick tawa, just the normal one still it came out quite nice. Had to keep an eye on them since it was my regular tawa…but still came out really nice. Everyone enjoyed at home.

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I am trying lots of your recipes and till now it is always a success! Thank you so much !

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You are very dependable for recipe instructions. You explain it nicely. I always make sure to try your recipes!

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Taste was awsum..jus tat i used nonstick pan but still it stuck to the tawa…..

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easy and nice to make

Can this recipe made without curd for lactogen allergic kid?

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This was too good!! Loved it!
So quick and simple. Just made it for breakfast and was sufficient for 2.
Thank you for posting.

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I tried it today morning. It was yummy. Family liked it. Thanks for the innovative recipes

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Thanks for sharing this. I tried and came out very nicely. Very yummy

I tried this recipe.it came out very well.

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Rava uttapa is a yummy dosa type special for evening.

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Hey Swasthi, i tried these uttapams along with ur sambhar recipe, both came out really well even plain uttapam without vegetables tasted good, must try for all. Thanks for sharing a good no fuss recipe.