Definition of uthappam in English:

uthappam

noun

  • In South Indian cookery: a pancake made with rice and lentil flour and typically made with tomatoes, onions, chillies, or other vegetables and spices.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From Tamil ūttappam and Malayalam ūttappam, lit. ‘raised pancake’ from ūttu- to blow, swell + appam.

Pronunciation

uthappam

/ˈuːtəpam/