Friday, December 24, 2010

Vattayappam / Steamed Rice Bread

Appam is a fermented Indian bread made of Rice batter. Appam is a common breakfast item of Kerala.There are lots of varieties of Appam. Today I am sharing the recipe of a kind of Appam called "Vattayappam". Its a steamed rice bread. You can have Vattayappam as a breakfast item or even as an evening snack.


Raw Rice / Pachari ~ 2 cups
Cooked Rice ~ 1/2 cup
Grated coconut ~ 1 cup
Sugar ~ 1 cup
Cardamom ~ 3-4 Nos
Yeast ~ 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds ~ 1/4 tsp
Cashew Nuts
Salt ~ 1/2 tsp


  • Wash and soak raw rice in water for about 5-6 hours. 
  • Before grinding the rice, soak yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water along with 2 tsp of sugar. Keep it aside for 20 minutes and allow it to rise. 
  • Then grind soaked rice, grated coconut, cooked rice and cumin seeds to a fine paste by adding enough water. The batter should not be very thick or very watery. It should be of medium consistency.
  • Then add sugar, yeast mixture, salt, crushed cardamom to the batter and mix it well and keep the batter covered in a warm place for fermentation. It may need about at least 12-15 hours for fermentation.
  • Then mix the fermented batter nicely. And check if salt and sugar is enough or not. Then pour the batter to an greased oven safe bowl / greased stainless steel bowl / greased Idli mould and steam it. Note: You can either grease it with oil or with ghee.
  • After 15 minutes you can put cashew nuts and raisins on the top of the  appam and continue cooking it for another 10-15 minutes or till its done.
Open the lid of the steamer / Idli Kuttakam and let the Vattayappam cool before serving. And if you want, you can cut it into square or wedge shape.

  • Batter should be thicker than normal Appam Batter and meanwhile thinner than Idly Batter. 
  • If you are staying in a cold place, make sure you keep the batter for at least 10 hours for fermentation. 



Sarah Naveen said...

Merry Christmas Jishakutty!!
yummy vattayappam...

Suji said...

Adipoli vattayapam jisha..How much i love i will have to make this soon, you enlightened my gravings now....

Treat and Trick said...

Yummy and perfect! Happy holiday dear..

Jaisy James said...

adipoli vattayappom ente fav breakfast anithu

Santosh Bangar said...

looing so wondrful recipe new to me .delicious and perfet for breakfast

Gayathri Kumar said...

New dish. Looks great..

Priya Suresh said...

Wat an authentic dish, soo beautiful..Merry Christmas wishes to u and ur family Jisha..

Family Recipes said...

Excellent recipe thanks for sharing. I really enjoy reading your blog

Hayley said...

new for me..looks so tempting !!

Mari Nuñez said...

Looks delicious. I have never try.Thanks for the recipe now I can do it at home.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Suja Manoj said...

Adipoli favorite too

aipi said...

What a fabulous recipe. I really have to give this one a try.
Happy festivities to you n your family dear :)

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Hayley said...

surprise waiting for u jisha:)

Sunitha said...

Lovely idiyappam. This is what we make of christmas and other festivals too.

Kitchen Boffin said...

oooh! i love vatteppam. my friend at college used to bring it.. urs look gorgeous..

Anonymous said...

I am Sharmila Moses......a lot into cooking and baking.....I will try this vattayapam recipe....there is a lady in chennai who makes very soft melt in the mouth vattayapam....some say she uses sago.....not email Christina _moses30@

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe and came out well... Taste awesome tooo............ thanks!!!

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