Breakfast Special Chiwda Uttapam For A Healthy Treat
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Looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast option? Look no further than chiwda uttapam! Uttapam, a popular South Indian dish, is a type of desi, savoury pancake made from fermented rice and lentil batter. It's a nutritious and filling breakfast option, but sometimes you may want to switch it up and add some extra flavor and texture. That's where chiwda comes in - a crispy, savory mixture made from flattened rice flakes, nuts, and spices. Combining uttapam with chiwda not only adds a satisfying crunch but also provides additional nutrients such as fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Plus, it's a quick and easy recipe that can be customized to your liking with different types of chiwda or toppings.

Today, let us look at the recipe for making chiwda uttapam and discuss the health benefits of this delicious breakfast dish. So, let's get cooking and start our day off on the right foot with a nutritious and tasty meal!

Here are some benefits of adding chiwda to your dietChiwda is made from flattened rice flakes, which are low in calories and high in carbohydrates, making it a good source of energy.

  • Flattened rice also contains some essential nutrients such as iron, potassium, and B-vitamins. 
  • The addition of chiwda to uttapam can increase the overall fiber content of the dish, which can help regulate digestion and promote feelings of fullness.
  • Chiwda can be a tasty way to incorporate more variety into your diet and experiment with different flavors and textures.


  • 1 cup idli or dosa batter
  • 1/2 cup chiwda (flattened rice flakes)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts or cashews, roasted and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  • In a bowl, mix together the idli or dosa batter with salt to taste.
  • In another bowl, mix together the chiwda, chopped nuts, cumin seeds, coriander powder, and salt to taste.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or griddle on medium heat. Once hot, pour a ladleful of batter onto the center of the pan and spread it into a circular shape.
  • Sprinkle some of the chiwda mixture over the batter and press it gently into the surface.
  • Drizzle a little bit of oil around the edges of the uttapam and let it cook for a few minutes on medium heat.
  • Once the edges start to turn golden brown, flip the uttapam and cook for a few more minutes on the other side until cooked through.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter and chiwda mixture to make more uttapams.
  • Serve hot with chutney or sambar.