Post published on June 25, 2024 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on June 25, 2024 by vspiceroute

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Introducing Pizza Uttapam

Pizza Uttapam is a fusion dish that is healthier than normal pizza and it is gluten free. It can be made instantly if you have a dosa batter available and turns out crispy and delicious. My son often gets tired of eating normal uttapams and this was a version that was loved by him. The cheese adds protein, the veggies make it filling and the uttapam batter works extremely well as a pizza base. These were huge hit and can be made during your summer parties. I am going to be making these on repeat and I am sure you will love them. 

Dish Inspiration for Pizza Uttapam

Pizza Uttapam is a fun dish that combines the flavors of Indian and Italian food. It starts with an uttapam, a thick pancake made from rice and lentil batter. On top, it has all the toppings you love on a pizza, like bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and melted cheese. A touch of oregano and chili flakes adds some Italian flavor, and fresh cilantro brings an Indian touch. This dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, giving you a taste of both cuisines in one bite.

How to make Pizza Uttapam?

Prepare the Pizza Maker: Grease the pizza maker with a small amount of oil on both sides to ensure the uttapam doesn’t stick while cooking.

Cook the Uttapam Base:

  • Heat a flat pan on medium heat and lightly grease it with oil.
  • Pour 1 cup of dosa or uttapam batter onto the pan, spreading it evenly to form a thick pancake.
  • Allow it to cook on medium heat until bubbles start to form on the surface and the bottom turns golden brown.

Sauté the Vegetables:

  • While the uttapam is cooking, heat a small amount of oil in a separate pan.
  • Add the chopped onions and bell peppers to the pan.
  • Sprinkle the chili flakes, salt, and oregano over the vegetables.
  • Sauté the mixture until the vegetables are soft and slightly caramelized. Set aside.

Flip the Uttapam: Once the uttapam is cooked on one side and has a golden-brown color, carefully flip it over to cook the other side.

Add the Marinara Sauce:

  • Spread a generous layer of marinara sauce over the cooked side of the uttapam.

  • Add the Toppings:
    • Evenly sprinkle the sautéed onions and bell peppers over the marinara sauce.
    • Follow with a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese, ensuring it covers the vegetables.
    • Place sliced jalapeños on top of the cheese, adjusting the quantity to your spice preference.

Cook Until Cheese Melts:

  • Cover the pan with a lid to help the cheese melt evenly.
  • Let the uttapam cook until the bottom is golden brown and crispy, and the cheese is fully melted.


  • Once the cheese has melted and the uttapam base is crispy, carefully remove the pizza uttapam from the pan.
  • Place it on a cutting board and cut it into slices.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.

Enjoy: Serve the pizza uttapam hot and enjoy this healthy, gluten-free fusion dish right away!


  • Refrigeration: Let the pizza uttapam cool completely, place slices in an airtight container, separate layers with parchment paper, and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.
  • Reheating: For microwaving, heat slices on a microwave-safe plate on medium power for 1-2 minutes; for oven, preheat to 350°F (175°C), place slices on a baking sheet, cover loosely with foil, and heat for 10-15 minutes; for stovetop, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, place slices in the pan, cover, and heat for 5-7 minutes.

Serving suggestions:

  • Side Dishes: Serve with a side of tangy tomato salsa or a refreshing cucumber raita to complement the flavors. Pair with a simple green salad dressed in lemon vinaigrette for a balanced meal.
  • Presentation: Cut the pizza uttapam into bite-sized squares or triangles for easy serving, especially at parties. Serve on a wooden board or a colorful platter to make the dish visually appealing.
  • Toppings: Customize with additional toppings like olives, sun-dried tomatoes, or sautéed mushrooms to suit your taste. Add a sprinkle of parmesan or feta cheese for a richer flavor profile.

Expert Tips:

  • Perfect Batter Consistency: Ensure the dosa or uttapam batter is thick enough to hold the toppings but not too thick, as this can prevent even cooking.
  • Crispy Base: For a crispier base, add a little extra oil around the edges of the uttapam while cooking.
  • Layering Order: Apply the marinara sauce before adding the toppings and cheese to prevent the uttapam from becoming too soggy.

Pizza Uttapam | Healthy Pizza without maida

Pizza uttapams is an easy recipe and works perfectly well when kids are craving for pizza and at the same time you want to make them healthier. Uttapams work so well as a pizza base as they crisp up and then adding the Italian twist will make them super comforting and gooey. I love how these turned out and I am sure you will love the taste of this. 
Prep Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Indian Fusion
Servings 2 pizzas


  • 2 cups Uttapam or Dosa Batter
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapeños optional
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Grease the pizza maker with oil on both sides
  • Spread 1 cup of dosa or uttapam batter on a flat pan and let it cook on medium heat
  • Sauté the onions and bell peppers in oil with chili flakes, salt and oregano
  • Once the uttapam is cooked on one side, flip it over
  • Layer the uttapam with marinara sauce
  • Sprinkle the cooked veggies
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Layer jalapeños over the cheese and then cover the pizza and let it cook
  • Once the uttapam is brown at the bottom and the cheese has melted, remove it from the heat
  • Cut the pizza in to slices
  • Enjoy the healthy and gluten free pizza right away
  • Repeat the process for second one
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