Ready to heat Deep Frozen Udupi Onion Uttapam is delicious and easily cooked. Rice pancakes prepared with freshly chopped onions and peppers, garnished with cilantro. Uttapam is a type of dosa from South India. Unlike a typical dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is thicker, with toppings. The name is derived from the Tamil words Appam and Utthia or Uttria, meaning Poured-Appam. Uttapam is South Indian Breakfast pancakes made with lentils, rice, onions, herbs & spices. These are a very common breakfast in south Indian homes and are mostly eaten with chutney, sambar, or podi.