Instant Uttapam Recipe using Sooji – Bread (Savory Indian Pancakes)

Instant Uttapam Recipe using Sooji – Bread (Savory Indian Pancakes): Learn how to make this delicious and instant Indian breakfast pancakes using sooji and bread.

Instant Uttapam Recipe using Sooji - Bread

Instant Uttapam Recipe using Sooji – Bread

Breakfast rules at our place and it’s probably my Dad’s favorite meal.

Although he eats very less but he sure does love variety or that whole buffet kind of breakfast platter with freshly cooked eggs, cereal, juice, fresh fruits and sourdough bread-yep that’s his favorite 🙂

So this father’s day, I’m planning to surprise him with a whole ‘Breakfast Food Galore’ including my:

Egg muffins,

Indian style overnight oats,

Lemon Yogurt Cake,

With fresh fruits, and juice.


Apart from the basic sooji and bread in our Instant Uttapam, I’ve also added lots of mixed veggies along with seasoning.

In short, it’s one festive party on a plate that’s surely going to bring a smile on your face.

Now, Uttapam (savory Indian pancake) is a popular breakfast item in the southern states of India and made using a fermented lentil+rice mixture.

It’s crispier than a pancake because of the use of mixed flour and it’s eggless too.

So in many houses in Northern India, we make this fusion recipe which needs no fermenting.

The addition of more than one kind of flour makes the pancakes crispier and fluffier.

You can even add yogurt to make it extra fluffy and give it a tangy hint.

For my vegan friends, this step can be avoided or you can add any fruit soda or baking soda to give them an extra crisp.

Once you have made your pancake/bread uttapam base, the toppings choice is endless!

You can add just about anything from veggies/cheese/ cooked meat to just about whatever you please.

Now, since my dad love South Indian food, I’m going to sprinkle some sambhar powder over the veggies while the pancake is cooking (totally optional step).

Also, the batter can be made a day in advance, just keep it in the fridge and use the next day.

Instant Uttapam Recipe

These are Awesome if eaten fresh (think how would you feel eating stale pancakes – that’s exactly what happens here) and serve it with your favorite ketchup/chutney or even a ranch dressing.

My Father’s Day preparation has already started and hope you’re making some great plans too.

That’s it for me this time and hey, I hope you’ll remember that Father’s Day is Sunday – June 19, 2016.

~ Wishing All the Awesome Dad’s : A Happy Fathers Day ~

Until next time – XoXo


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Instant Uttapam Recipe using Sooji - Bread


Instant Savory Indian Breakfast Pancakes (Bread Uttapam): Learn how to make this delicious and instant Indian breakfast pancakes using bread.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


--- For the Savory Pancake Base ---

  • 4 Bread Slices
  • 1 Cup Semolina (Sooji)
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt * - see notes
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil - To make the pancakes/uttapam

--- Toppings ----

  • 1 Medium Onion - chopped
  • 1 Medium Tomato - chopped
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Grated Ginger - Optional
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro - chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Sambhar Powder - Optional - you can use any curry powder too


  1. In a grinder/food processor, add bread, flour, semolina and pulse to form a smooth powder.
  2. Add the yogurt, water to this powder and pulse to form a smooth pancake style batter (It should coat your spoon nicely).
  3. In a large bowl, mix all the topping with salt, pepper, red chili flakes and mix evenly.
  4. Heat a medium non-stick pan and add 1/2 tsp oil.
  5. Pour a 2 medium ladle of the batter into heated pan and make a 4-5 inch circle.
  6. Add 2 Tsp of topping and press it lightly to the pancake.
  7. Flip the pancake after 1 minute and cook evenly.
  8. Check how much brown you want the pancake and accordingly cook each side.
  9. Complete till all the pancakes are cooked.
  10. Serve Hot with a choice of ketchup/chutney.


* Yogurt - You can use any kind of plain yogurt or add buttermilk (Optional)
- If Vegan, you can use baking soda instead or completely skip this step.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

28 Replies to "Instant Uttapam Recipe using Sooji - Bread (Savory Indian Pancakes)"

  • Gin June 14, 2016 (6:34 pm)

    I love the sound of your Dad’s Day buffet – lucky guy! These look amazing, love the fresh veggies cooked right in there!

  • Lucie June 13, 2016 (8:28 pm)

    My dad would love these! He can’t stand sweet breakfasts 😀

    • Molly Kumar June 16, 2016 (7:19 pm)

      That is awesome, I hope you make them for him soon 🙂

  • Christine | Vermilion Roots June 12, 2016 (11:29 pm)

    This is going to make dad very happy! 🙂

  • Jacqueline June 12, 2016 (10:53 pm)

    Those are almost too pretty to eat. I am afraid my dad wouldn’t be convinced though. He’s very old fashioned and just likes porridge for breakfast but I’m in!

    • Molly Kumar June 13, 2016 (5:15 am)

      Hehehhehe, come on over anyday and we can nosh on these 🙂 Hugs

  • Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes June 12, 2016 (8:25 am)

    I love the idea of savory pancakes! So so so smart! I’m sure my dad would love these for Father’s day 😉 Thanks for sharing !

    • Molly Kumar June 13, 2016 (5:14 am)

      Awee, thanks Vanessa. I hope your Dad likes it too as we love it at our place 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

  • Uma June 11, 2016 (8:13 pm)

    Uttappam is always top in my breakfast list 🙂 This reminds me to do tomarrow 🙂 these looks great Molly!

  • Linda @ Veganosity June 11, 2016 (4:24 pm)

    I prefer savory pancakes and oats over sweet so I know I’ll love this recipe. Thanks!

    • Molly Kumar June 12, 2016 (5:00 am)

      Thanks Linda, I love savory pancakes too and hope you try them soon.

  • Peter June 11, 2016 (1:17 am)

    Super cool. I Love Indian food so much. I love seeing these recipes that you do not find at the restaurants. These pancakes look great.

    • Molly Kumar June 11, 2016 (6:25 am)

      Thanks so much Peter & I’m happy that you liked the pancake recipe. It’s something we truly enjoy as breakfast or brunch menu.

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy June 11, 2016 (1:11 am)

    Hey Molly! I’m from South India and a version of uthappam using bread is just fascinating to me. next time I make uthappam, I’m gonna make your version. The oats is a healthy plus too! loving this!

    • Molly Kumar June 11, 2016 (6:28 am)

      Hey Tina, that is awesome and I’m so glad that you really liked the recipe. We absolutely L.O.V.E eating South Indian food and Uttapam is our first choice for special breakfast 🙂 I hope you get to try my recipe soon – Hugs, Molly

  • Jackie Garvin June 11, 2016 (12:09 am)

    This is certainly a wonderful feast for anyone’s breakfast. Nicely done!

  • Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon June 11, 2016 (12:01 am)

    That sounds like a great spread you are putting on for your dad! I’m sure he’ll love it and I’m sure he’ll love these savory breakfast pancakes. They look so good. 🙂

    • Molly Kumar June 11, 2016 (6:37 am)

      Aweee, thanks Annemarie! It’s just so much fun to surprise your family with such foodie adventure 🙂

  • Jenn June 10, 2016 (10:13 pm)

    Sounds delicious! I don’t think there would be any leftovers to even worry about. 🙂 Beautiful too.

    • Molly Kumar June 11, 2016 (6:39 am)

      Hehehhehe, yep that’s what I feel too. We made a sample batch for this post and they were gone in 10 minutes 🙂 Thanks for visiting Jenn.

  • Lisa June 10, 2016 (7:55 pm)

    Wow! Those look fantastic! ?

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 10, 2016 (5:24 pm)

    What a great savory pancake! Wow!

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