Jhatpat Utthappam


Jhatpat Utthappam: A Quick and Delicious South Indian Delight

If you’re a fan of South Indian cuisine, then Jhatpat Utthappam is a name that likely rings a bell. This dish, with its delightful combination of flavors and ease of preparation, has gained a devoted following not only in South India but also in various parts of the world. In this article, we’ll delve on the fascinating world of Jhatpat Utthappam, exploring its origins, key ingredients, and the reasons behind its popularity.

Origins of Jhatpat Utthappam

Jhatpat Utthappam, also known as “instant uttappam,” is a quick and versatile South Indian snack that hails from the culinary treasure troves of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. “Jhatpat” translates to “quick” or “instant” in Hindi, and this name aptly captures the essence of this dish – a fast and straightforward preparation that doesn’t compromise on flavor. While traditional utthapam typically requires fermenting rice and urad dal (black gram) batter, Jhatpat Utthappam takes a shortcut by using readily available ingredients, making it a convenient choice for busy households and those who crave for South Indian dishes.

Key Ingredients

The heart of Jhatpat Utthappam lies in the batter. The beauty of the dish lies in the versatility when it comes to toppings. Common toppings include finely chopped onion, tomatoes, green chillies and cilantro. You can also add grated carrots, bell peppers, or even some cheese for a fusion twist. A small amount of ghee or oil is used to cook Jhatpat Utthappam on a griddle or tawa.

Popularity of Jhatpat Utthappam

The popularity of Jhatpat Utthappam can be attributed to several factors. As the name indicates, it is incredibly quick to prepare. With the pre-made batter, you can cook a wholesome and healthy meal in minutes. Jhatpat Utthappam is a healthier and more better alternative to many fast food options. It is rich in protein, carbohydrates and fiber making it a nutritious and satisfying choice. If you are a fan of spicy toppings, the dish can be adapted to suit your palate. It is a favorite among vegans and vegetarians, offering a more satisfying option without meat.

Variations of Jhatpat Utthappam

While the classic Jhatpat Utthappam includes toppings like onions and tomatoes, there are countless variations to explore. Some popular ones include Paneer Utthappam, Mixed Vegetable Utthappam and Masala Utthappam.


In conclusion, Jhatpat Utthappam is a beloved South Indian dish that has transcended borders and become a quick and delightful addition to breakfast or snack menus worldwide. Its simplicity, versatility and rich flavors make it a go-to choice for those craving a taste of South India without the fuss. So, next time you’re in the mood for a quick and satisfying meal, consider relishing Jhatpat Utthappam.

Jhatpat Utthappam

Uthappam made with semolina or rava
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Andhra
Servings 2 people



  • Mix together rava, gram flour or besan and maida.
  • Add chopped onion, chopped green chillies and curd.
  • Add salt, tumeric powder, chilly powder, cumin powder and water and make it into a paste.
  • :- The paste should neither be too thick nor too watery.
  • Mix all ingredients well in a bowl.
  • Heat the pan.
  • Spread oil on the pan with a spoon.
  • Pour the mix on the pan and spread it in a circular fashion.
  • Once a side has become golden brown, spread some oil and turn it on to other side.
  • :- Serve hot with coconut chutney.
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Response (7)
  1. S
    Susan October 28, 2006

    liked it..

  2. v
    vishali March 14, 2005

    good and easy

  3. s
    sejal May 8, 2005

    perfect jhat pat recipe!!

  4. S
    Sherin John October 24, 2004

    V.good and v.tasty.

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