Easy Rice Uttapam – Thermomix

This recipe breaks all the rules of a “traditional” uttapam.  I find it doesn’t compromise the taste and it makes it so easy to prepare

Here’s how this recipe breaks the rules:

  1. It’s unfermented. This makes it quicker and easier compared to the more traditional version of soaking, grinding then fermenting the batter which usually can take up to 3 days.
  2. The vegetables are added to the batter rather than added to the top of the uttapam during the cooking process.
  3. The uttapam is flipped and cooked on both sides rather than on one side.


Easy Uttapam

Prep Time 30 mins
for soaking 4 hrs
Servings 8 People


  • 1 cup short grain rice (washedand soaked for minimum 4 hours)
  • ¼ cup yoghurt + ¼ cup yoghurt
  • Strained rice water
  • ¼ frozen peas
  • 1 carrot - grated
  • 1 boiled potato - grated
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 1 tspn chilli flakes
  • 1 Tbs cornflour
  • 1 tspn oil+ oil to cook
  • 1 tspn bakingsoda
  • Salt to taste


Grating carrot in Thermomix

  • Cut washed (or peeled carrot) into 2inch pieces.
  • Place carrots in the mixing bowl and grate 5 sec/speed 5.

Grating potato in Thermomix:

  •  Par boil a potato.  Cut into 2inch cubes.
  • Place potato cubes in the mixing bowl and grate 5 sec/speed 5.


  • Strain rice, (reserving some of the liquid) and place in mixing bowl.  Add ¼ cup yoghurt and ¼ cup strained, reserved rice water.  Blend 1min/speed 10.   
  • Add ¼ cup yoghurt, peas,grated carrot, grated potato, chopped coriander, chopped curry leaves, chilli flakes, cornflour, baking soda, salt and 1 teaspoon oil to ground rice mixture in the mixing bowl and blend 30sec/speed
  • Add a little more soaking water if necessary to bring it to the consistency of thick pancake batter and repeat blend 30 sec/speed 5.
  • Heat a crepe pan (or frying pan or gridle) on medium heat.   Grease the pan and add a ladle full of mixture and spread it on the pan like a pancake. Cook for approx 3mins, until small bubbles start to appear on the surface and bottom is golden brown.  Flip and cook for a further 2-3 mins until golden brown. 
  • Serve hot with green chutney (and or with sambhar)


Optional Vegetables:
Diced onions, green chilli, capsicum, zucchini.