Vattayappam is Kerala’s  own steamed rice cake. It is common in Christian communities of Kerala. Vattayappam is basically rice and coconut grinded together and fermented with yeast. I am using rice powder for making Vattayappam. It is very soft and slightly sweet.

It is very easy to make. It is usually  made for tea time. This is a healthy steamed traditional snack .


Rice powder                  11/2 cup

Grated coconut           1 cup

Instant yeast               1/2 tst



Cardamom powder  1 tsp

Sugar                            1/4 cup

Salt                                1/2 tsp

Raisins                         1 tsp

Oil to greese



Make a porridge with three table spoon of rice powder.


Allow it to cool. Blend the coconut finely. Add the yeast and a little sugar in a 1/4 cup of warm water. Put the rice powder and yeast into the rice porridge and mix finely, then add sugar, blended coconut and salt till it reaches a thick consistency. Pour If water is needed.

Wait for 2 or 3 hours for fermentation. Add cardamom powder to the mix, then pour the batter in a  greesed round container with raisins.

Place it into the the hot steamer and cook  for fifteen to twenty minutes. You can insert a tooth pick to check if it is cooked.


 Cut it while it is still hot and serve it along with tea.



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