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Vattayappam !! (Steamed Rice Cake from Kerala)

1 heaped cup of raw rice
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup water-approx (depends according to your rice)
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
5-6 tbsp sugar
cashews to garnish

Wash and soak the rice in water for 6 hours.Now grind the rice adding grated coconut and cooked rice.Add the water little by little and grind to a smooth paste.The batter should have the consistency of Idly batter (not too thick or thin).Just before finishing the grinding,add the yeast and salt and just pulse it all together.Now pour the batter into a vessel having tight lid.Cover and set aside to rise in a warm place.It may take 7-8 hours.If you keep this inside the oven with light on,the temperature will be correct.After 9 hours batter will be double .Mix with a spoon and check sugar and salt.Add  the cardamom powder.If you want more sugar,you may add it now. Now, grease a plate or bowl.Pour the batter into this and level.Arrange the cashews over the top and steam it in medium flame for 25 minutes.

7 comments on “Vattayappam !! (Steamed Rice Cake from Kerala)

  1. Prathibha
    May 9, 2011

    It looks really fluffy n light…love to have it wid spicy chutney..:)


  2. aipi
    May 9, 2011

    Whoa! That looks insanely fluffy n soft! Delicious. I love how you post these authentic recipes, thanks for sharing 🙂
    US Masala


  3. Nandini
    May 9, 2011

    It looks so spongy and fluffy! In a few bites, there will be none!


  4. Swathi
    May 9, 2011

    vattayappam looks delicious and soft.


  5. Suja
    May 9, 2011

    My favorite snack, soft and yummy..


  6. Vidhya
    May 9, 2011

    Appam looks super soft and delicious.


  7. Sobha Shyam
    April 9, 2012

    I tried this recipe and vattayappam came out so soft n fluffy..I have posted the recipe today and linked to your recipe..Thanks for sharing this dear 🙂


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This entry was posted on May 9, 2011 by in kerala food, Snacks.


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