Kerala Style Vattayappam


Kerala Style Vattayappam

Steamed rice cakes
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • Soak raw rice( parboiled, calrose etc) for minimum of 5 hours and drain well.
  • Grind to a smooth paste with coconut, sugar, cooked rice with enough water to idli batter consistency.
  • Add soaked yeast and salt to the batter and mix well. Do a salt test here(salt is necessary to bring out all the flavors)
  • Close the dish with the batter with a lid and keep it for fermenting in a warm place for 8 hours preferably overnight.
  • Grease a plate(shallow) one with oil, pour out the batter to half fill and steam it in a staemer for about 10 -15 mts.
  • You can also use idli moulds and steam it just like you make idlis
  • In step 5 you can add raisins, cashews if desired.
  • :- Kids enjoy it with sugar, adults can go for some spicy gravies.. Enjoy!!!
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    nimisha March 20, 2009


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    sreedevi March 20, 2009

    thanks for the recipe

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