Instant Poha Uttapam


  • 1 cup dry poha
  • 1 cup semolina/ rawa/suji
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil/ghee

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. Soak poha for 10 minutes in water and then drain the excess water.
  2. Now grind the poha with little water till it forms into a smooth batter.
  3. Remove it in a large bowl. Add semolina, yoghurt, water and mix until well combined. The batter should have medium consistency.
  4. Let it rest for around 5-10 minutes.
  5. Now add baking soda and mix well. The poha uttapam batter is ready.
  6. For the toppings in a bowl add chopped onions, tomatoes, red and yellow bell peppers, fresh coriander, salt and mix well.
  7. Place a non-stick pan over medium flame and add some oil in it. Once hot, add a spoonful of the uttapam batter and spread it evenly to form a round shape. Make sure you do not thin it too much, as uttapam’s are generally thick.
  8. Now top it with the vegetables and gently press them a little with your fingers, so they don’t come out when you flip them.
  9. Cover it with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-low flame or until the bottom is perfectly cooked and gets a light golden colour.
  10. You will notice the sides will begin to puff a little, which is a sign that the uttapam has cooked from the bottom.
  11. Now with the help of a spatula, gently flip it on the other side and cook for another 2 minutes.
  12. Once done, transfer the uttapams on a plate. Now similarly make the rest of the uttapams and serve them hot with chutney or sambhar.

Recipe Notes

  • You can add any veggies of your choice as toppings, like grated carrots, capsicum, bell peppers etc.
  • If you dont have baking soda then you can replace it with eno.
  • If the batter becomes thin then add some semolina.
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