Sauce for Uttapam/Spicy Pancakes

Hello Fellow Foodies

Something different than usual. When I make uttapam, I add chopped onion, tomato and green pepper as topping while cooking, I decide to try something different this time. I tried to make this spread/sauce instead. It is very easy to make, takes around 10 minutes but the end result is very delicious. All the ingredients will be in your pantry or fridge.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-7 minutes

1 big onion
1 big tomato
1 green pepper
Few fresh green/red chilies as per your taste
4 garlic cloves
Small piece of ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

For batter check out my Multigrain Spicy Pancakes recipe.



1. In a blender jar, add chopped garlic, ginger and chilies and make smooth paste. In the same blender add big pieces of onion, tomato and green pepper. Chop everything together as show in the picture below. All vegetables should be chopped, no need to make paste.

2. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add cumin seed and saute for few seconds. Then add curry leaves and saute for another few seconds. Now add sauce and salt. Saute for 4-5 minutes on low to medium and add turmeric powder stirring once or twice in between. Cook until sauce becomes thick in consistency.
Make sauce

3. Heat the Tawa/flat pan (I use the cast iron pan) and grease it with oil.

4. Always make 1st pancake very small and thick so it does not stick to the pan and then wipe the pan with wet cloth.

5. Spread the batter on a hot greased pan. Flip the pancake when it is cooked from one side. Cook on both sides. Then spread the sauce.
Make pancakes6. These pancake are very soft and spongy. Serve these healthy, nutritious, protein rich pancakes with chana-urad dal chutney, green chutney, tomato chutney or tomato ketchup.
Spread for Uttapam

These pancakes can be eaten anytime of the day and will please young or adults.

You can check out other South Indian recipes on my website.

I would love to know if you tried making this dish at home and share your experience with me 🙂

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Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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    1. Thank you so much! My hubby and I are big South Indian food fan. When it comes to food…it doesn’t need to be authentic. As long as you can bring out those flavours and the taste you like is important. I try many different pancakes, the one with multi grain is very high in protein…you should try that 🙂

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