Rawa Uttapa Podi Tacos


Semolina or Sooji Rawa is one of the most used ingredient in Indian households and a variety of dishes can be prepared with this humble ingredient! I make Semolina breakfast at least once a week and earlier it was restricted to only “Upma” and “Uttapam”. Frankly, I was bored of these preparations and wanted to make something different with it.

On a mission to make different and innovative recipes with common ingredients in our kitchen. This was one such attempt and it’s super quick, healthy and delicious too!

Made mini uttapam with rawa or semolina and used them as taco shells to bunch together a raw salad of carrot, capsicum, tomatoes and coriander. Sprinkled it with the ever amazing and tasty podi masala. Did I tell you that I am in love with “podi”? First thing Bangalore introduced me to, was this almost potent flavor bomb spice mix called “podi”. I absolutely love it and use it over everything and sometimes anything to bring in the missing zing!

Enough about the podi, let’s dive in straight into the making of these tacos, err uttapam tacos! ­čÖé

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Rawa Uttapam Podi Tacos: Semolina pancakes or uttapam tacos with spicy podi masala sprinkling.Rawa Uttapa Podi Tacos2

Author: Nand

Recipe type: Breakfast

Cuisine: Indian

Serving Size: 2


  • Semolina or rawa – 1 cup
  • Curd – 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander, chopped – 1 small bunch
  • Water as required
  • Carrots, sliced – 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum, sliced – 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes, sliced – 1/2 cup
  • Fresh coriander – small bunch
  • Podi masala to sprinkle


  1. Mix together rawa or semolina, curd, salt, black pepper, chopped coriander.
  2. Add water to bring the batter to a medium consistency.
  3. Set aside while you switch on the gas and heat a pan.
  4. Once the pan is hot, make small and thin uttapam (pancakes) two to three at a time depending on how big the pan is.
  5. Use very little oil to drizzle and cover and cook for a minute. Flip and cook until cooked through and slightly brown.
  6. To assemble, add vegetable slices, coriander between each uttapam and sprinkle with podi. Pick up and eat as tacos!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. PriyaPandian says:

    Lovely recipe. Interesting idea of transforming uttapa into tacos­čĹŹÔś║´ŞĆ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nand says:

      Thanks a lot Priya!

      Liked by 1 person

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