STEAMED RICE CAKE (VATTAYAPPAM)

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 .

INGREDIENTS

Rice powder                  11/2 cup

Grated coconut           1 cup

Instant yeast               1/2 tst

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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.

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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.

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

 

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