Thinai uthappam | Foxtail millet uttapam recipe

Thinai uthappam

Cuisine Style: South India | Preparation Time: 5 min | Cooking Time: 2 minutes | To Serve: 2 | Take with: Chutney, kulambu, jaggery | Type: Breakfast or Dinner


  • Thinai arisi[Foxtail millet] - 2 cup
  • Urad dal - ¾ cup
  • Fenu greek seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil - 1 tbsp


  • Wash and Soak urad dal, thinai arisi and fenugreek seeds separately for 5 hours.
  • Drain water then grind to nice batter.
  • Transfer the batter to a container then add sea salt, mix well ,cover it & leave it for fermentation (approximately 8 hours)
  • After fermentation if the batter is too thick add enough water.
  • Heat Dosa pan, pour 1 tbsp of oil, pour batter then spread the batter quickly to round shape.
  • Sprinkle chopped carrot, capsicum, onion, coriander & curry leaves & pour ½ tbsp of oil over the uthappam, cover it & cook.
  • Once uthappam is ready, transfer to a plate & serve hot with chutney and sambar

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