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Ragi Uttapam/Finger Millet Savory Pancake

a super healthy twist to the traditional Uttapam using Finger Millet (ragi / nachni) which makes it a wholesome breakfast to pair with any kind of chutney.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Ragi(nachni) flour
  • ¼ cup Oats flour
  • ¼ cup Rice flour
  • ¼ cup Carrot (finaly chopped)
  • ¼ cup Capsicum (finaly chopped)
  • ¼ cup Onion (finaly chopped)
  • 1-2 no. Green chili (finaly chopped)
  • ½ tsp Cumin seed
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil as needed
  • Water as needed


  • In a mixing bowl, take all the flours and make a smooth lump free batter by adding water (around 1/2-3/4 cup) little by little.
  • Cover the bowl and keep aside to soak well and ferment for 2-3 hours.
  • After that, give a nice stir to the batter which must be little thick.
  • Add 1 tbsp of water more along with salt, cumin seed and mix everything well.
  • In another bowl, mix all the chopped vegetables and salt. Keep aside this topping.
  • Now heat a pan greased with oil.
  • Pour a ladle full of the batter onto the pan and allow it to spread automatically as we do for pancake.
  • Make 1-2 more like this depending upon the size of the pan.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of the topping over the uttapams.
  • Drizzle little amount of oil all over the uttapams and cover it to cook for 1-2 minutes over low- medium heat.
  • Then flip the uttapams to cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a plate and make few more uttapams using rest batter.
  • Serve these ragi uttapam hot along with any chutney or ketchup for breakfast !


  • For making this recipe instantly, allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes and then just add a pinch of baking soda. Give a gentle stir and immediately start making uttapam.
  • Adjust the spiciness as desired.
Keyword Gluten free, Healthy Breakfast, Ragi Uttapam, vegan