Jowar (Sorghum) Uthappam- oil-free!

Prep Time
15 hours
Cook Time
10 minutes
3 servings

Traditionally uttapams were made with leftover batter after making dosa. The batter would be slightly sour and adding vegetables reduces the sour taste. Unlike a dosa, Uthapams are soft and fluffy, crisp on one side and porous and fuffy on the other side.

Try this fluffy jowar uthappam recipe.

  • Jowar kernels: ½ cup
  • Brown rice: ½ cup
  • Urad dal: ½ cup
  • Methi seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Poha: 2 tbsp
  • Rock salt: to taste
  • Onions: ¼ cup(sliced)
  • Carrots: ¼ cup(grated)
  • Cabbage: ¼ cup(shredded)
  • Coconut: 2 tbsp(grated)
  • Green chili: 2 nos(finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp(chopped)
  • Wash and soak sorghum, rice, and poha together overnight.
  • Wash and soak urad dal and fenugreek seeds overnight.
  • Drain the water and grind urad dal with fenugreek seeds adding little water at a time to get a smooth and fluffy paste.
  • Transfer to a big vessel.
  • Drain the water and grind sorghum rice and poha to a smooth paste adding water.
  • Mix the sorghum rice paste to the ground urad dal and add salt and mix well.
  • Leave undisturbed in a warm place to ferment, depending on the weather it could take 4-6 hrs to ferment.
  • Stir well and adjust the consistency to make a batter slightly thicker than you do for dosa.
  • Add all the vegetables, chopped green chili , grated coconut, and chopped coriander leaves to the batter and mix well.

  • Heat a griddle and pour the batter. Do not spread the batter too thin.

  • Cover and cook for a few minutes on low flame.

Wellcure tip:

  • Cooked covered, uthappams can also be served after cooking only on one side. However, I prefer to cook them on both sides.
  • Depending on the temperature and weather you may need to ferment the batter for a couple of hours longer.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: Lentils & Millets

  • Millets (like sorghum) are gluten-free, rich in fibre and high in nutritional value. They are a good option to add variety to your meals or when you want to go grain-free

  • Lentils are natural foods, which provide the much-needed material for growth and repair.

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