Ottada/ mutta pathiri

Ottada is rice pancake which is a traditional breakfast dish in malabar region. Also known as Mutta pathiri, it is very soft and fluffy. I would call it a healthy fusion of rice dosa and wheat dosa with the addition of egg. It is traditionally cooked on an earthen pan. Here , I have used a non-stick pan to cook this. It is usually served with sweet coconut milk. It tastes equally good with chicken or mutton curry as well as veg stew.


  1. rice powder (pathiri powder) – 1cup
  2. wheat flour (atta) – 1 cup
  3. hot water – 1 cup
  4. egg – 1
  5. baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
  6. salt – 1 teaspoon

Method :

  • Take a mixing bowl . Transfer rice powder to it. Add 1 cup of hot water gradually and mix it. Keep it covered for 5 minutes.
  • In another bowl , mix wheat flour with little water to form a lump free batter of thick consistency (approx 1/4 cup water or little more )
  • Now take a blender. transfer rice powder mix, wheat flour mix, egg. Blend it to a smooth batter with enough water.
  • Add baking powder and salt. Mix well. Adjust the consistency.(should be as that of dosa batter)
  • Heat a tawa well. Pour a ladle of batter to the hot tawa. Wait till holes appear . Cover and cook till done.

Delicious Kerela Ottada or Mutta pathiri is ready! serve it with sweet coconut milk or curry and enjoy!!!

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