What is Uthappam?

Uthappam is a typical South Indian dish that resembles a thick pancake. It is made with ground rice and urad dal, or black lentils.

This dish is famous for its mild, tangy flavour and is occasionally served with sambar and a range of chutneys.

Uthappam is a favourite breakfast option in Indian cuisine, enjoyed in households and dining establishments across the country. 

Why Choose Chennai Cafe’s Uthappam Over Pizza?

Discover Chennai Cafe’s Uthappam, a delicious and nutritious choice that offers a unique culinary experience rich in flavours and customs. Uthappam is a lighter, easier-to-digest dish made from a fermented batter of rice and lentils. 

As uthappam is topped with aromatic onions, tomatoes, and spices, every bite bursts with taste. Chennai Cafe’s Uthappam enhances the dining experience by introducing patrons to various cultures with a customized menu featuring five distinct tastes.

 It’s an excellent choice for anyone trying to live a healthy lifestyle because it’s vegetarian and digestive-friendly. Join us at Chennai Cafe as we commemorate India’s rich culinary heritage by indulging in some mouthwatering Uthappam.

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Uthappam Varieties at Chennai Cafe ( ingredients) 


1. Onion Uthappam

Delve into the simple yet profound flavours of our onion uthappam, 

enriched with finely chopped onions sprinkled over thin lentil rice pancakes. It offers a burst of flavours to cherish, with the sweetness and crunch that perfectly complements the mild, tangy batter. Our expert chefs caramelize the onions to perfection, serving a delightful tapestry of flavours and a culinary experience. It is a favourite among pa and is finely prepared according to Indian culinary traditions. 

Pair it with our traditional yet sumptuous filter coffee, tantalizing your taste buds to great levels. 

2. Podi Uthappam

Embrace the fiery spirit of South India with our scrumptious podi uthappam. This uthappam is meticulously crafted with our homemade ‘podi’, a dry spice mix of our roasted lentils, chillies, and garlic, which our top-notch chefs at our Chennai Cafe finely grind. 

The uthappam is generously coated with the spice blend, imparting a rich and fragrant spiciness that is simultaneously revitalizing and soothing. This is perfect for those who relish spices and wish to experience genuine Indian heat classically.

Pair this podi uthappam with our classic ginger or mint tea to soothe your taste buds. 

3. Tomato Uthappam

Our tomato uthappam is a culinary masterpiece crafted by our chefs with an open kitchen concept for you to witness this process, which pays homage to tomatoes’ luscious and succulent flavours. 

The sweetness and tanginess of the finely diced tomatoes infused the batter and created a delectable crispy gastronomy delight. They are expertly seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, creating a mouthful and rejuvenating journey. 

Complement this delightful dish with a traditional blend of tanginess in the lemon mint tea, which will be a feast for the palate and the eyes. 

4. Mix Veg Uthappam

Our Mix Veg Uthappam is a creative and skilful demonstration of our chefs’ abilities. 

After being meticulously chosen for their quality and flavour, fresh bell peppers, carrots, and green peas are then gently sautéed to maintain their inherent flavours and crispness. 

Spreading these brilliant veggies over the batter creates a colourful and nourishing dish. This uthappam is an excellent option if you enjoy meals high in vegetables.

5. Paneer Onion Uthappam

Savour the opulent yet cosy flavour of our Paneer Onion Uthappam. Our chefs created this meal masterfully by combining sliced onions with crumbled paneer. 

The paneer is blended with sweet, caramelized onions after being carefully seasoned and gently fried to a golden perfection. 

This delicious concoction is then poured over the uthappam, resulting in a savoury and creamy topping that perfectly accentuates the crispy, fermented foundation.

6. Plain Uthappam

Our chefs’ deft preparation of our Classic Uthappam pays homage to tradition and authenticity. 

This uthappam, made from a carefully fermented blend of rice and lentils, is cooked to a delicate, fluffy texture and has a slight tanginess that characterizes a perfectly cooked Uthappam. 

When served plain, it makes the natural flavours of the mixture pop and makes the ideal canvas to enjoy with a variety of chutneys and sambar.

7. Coconut Uthappam

Savour the delicious taste of the tropics with our Coconut Uthappam, where freshly shredded coconut is the standout ingredient. 

Our skilled chefs give the uthappam a unique texture and a delicate hint of sweetness. They then liberally dust it with coconut, taking the flavour to entirely new levels. 

This uthappam is a popular option for those who enjoy a delicious combination of sweetness and nuttiness in their savoury dishes.

8. 5 Taste Uthappam

Our chefs have carefully devised a culinary adventure called 5 Taste Uthappam, which offers a variety of flavours in a single dish. 

This unusual uthappam has five portions, each topped with a different ingredient: onion, tomato, podi, paneer, and coconut. 

A favourite among adventurous diners, this uthappam offers a tasting of multiple selections, making it ideal for people who struggle to choose just one flavour or like diversity.


Experience exceptional Uthappam at Chennai Cafe, where vivid South Indian flavours blend with culinary expertise. Savour this culinary masterpiece, taking your taste senses on a genuine culinary adventure while nourishing your body. Our uthappam is a tasty and distinctive take on the typical pizza dish, pleasantly combining tradition and flavour. Enjoy our uthappam and the best of both worlds!


  1. What is Uthappam?

A fermented batter of rice and lentils is used to make uthappam, a South Indian pancake topped with various toppings like tomatoes, onions, and spices.

  1. Is uthappam devoid of gluten?

Since it’s cooked using gluten-free rice and lentils, uthappam is usually gluten-free.

  1. Can I get my Chennai Cafe Uthappam customized?

Of course, Chennai Cafe lets you personalize your dish with an assortment of Uthappam toppings.

  1. Is uthappam appropriate for vegans and vegetarians?

Indeed, uthappam is naturally vegetarian, and changing the toppings makes it simple to fit into a vegan diet.