Egg Chatamari (mini rice pizza)

Chatamari is a very popular Newari dish. It consists of a rice pancake with the addition of eggs, vegetable or meat toppings, and ends up looking like a mini pizza. In Nepal, this dish is eaten for snacks or lunch. In this post, we have chatamari with egg topping prepared by Namrata Dangol. Enjoy!

For pancake:
2 cups rice flour
3/4 cup urad lentil flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
Oil to fry

For Toppings
6 large eggs
1 medium red onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 green chili chopped
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt to taste

1. In a large bowl, combine both flours, salt and add 1/2 cup of water to make the batter. Mix well, and let rest for 15 mins.DSC_9967-0012. In a separate bowl,  beat eggs and vegetables and all the spices. Set aside. DSC_9997-0013. Heat the pan and add 1 tablespoon oil. DSC_9968-001 4. Pour about 1/2 cup of batter and spread thinly.  DSC_9969-0015. Add 1/3 cup of egg  mixture. DSC_9974-001 6. Cook for 2 minutes at low temperature, and it is ready! Unlike an omelette, chatamari is only cooked on one side, so don’t flip it. DSC_9987-001 7. Although not flipped, chatamari is often folded like a taco before serving. Enjoy Chatamari! DSC_9976-001


  1. Newarni says:

    To make sure the toppings are cooked well, you can just cover it while cooking. Traditionally, we don’t make chatamari with oil. In a non-stick pan, with low flame pour some batter and spread it in circular motion. This will give a texture exactly like Dosa 😉