Kerala Vattayappam


Kerala Vattayappam

Vattayapppam is a steamed rice cake dish usually served for breakfast or served as a tea-time snack. Rice and coconut are ground together and fermented with yeast. No oil is required in the preparation of Vattayappam. Popular in the Christian communities of Kerala, Vattayappam is gentle on stomach and hence regarded as a healthy traditional dish. The sight of the white, soft, round and slightly sweetened cake topped with raisins and cashew nuts is real tempting. The flavor of cardamom in Vattayappam plays havoc to your taste buds. Our soft fluffy Vattayappam recipe is well illustrated and you can include this healthy dish in your family menu. Airy and spongy by texture, Vattayappam completes a royal wholesome breakfast during festive occasions like Easter and Christmas.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Soak the rice in water for approximately 6 hrs or overnight.
  • Grind the soaked rice with the cooked rice and coconut to make a smooth batter.
  • While grinding add enough water.
  • :- Make sure it is not too watery.
  • Add the yeast, salt and sugar.
  • Keep the batter to ferment overnight.
  • Spoon in the batter to a flat bottom greased pan till half full.
  • Top it with raisins, cashewnuts and cardamom.
  • Steam it for 15 - 20 mins on a medium flame till done.
  • Cut the vattayappam and serve.
  • :- Vattayappam is ideal as a teatime snack.
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Response (4)
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    Suma March 20, 2008


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    Anu March 20, 2008

    Tastes same like our grandma`s vattaappam.

  3. N
    Nija Raison March 28, 2013

    Thankuuuuu soooo much. Its easy to prepare.

  4. M
    Manju April 24, 2009

    Tastes like how Vattappam should be!!!!!!!!!..

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