Monday, August 6, 2012

Vattayappam / coconut rice steamed cakes

Vattayappams are easy to make and it tastes really good. This is a kerala delight, it's a round appam so it's called vattiappam. The method is similar to sweet rava iddly. When making it with rice, soak it and grind it with coconut. Cook the rava or semolina and add it to the rice batter and sugar. Add yeast, ferment it overnight and steam it. In this recipe i used rice flour and it took 4-6 hours to ferment.  
Soft and fluffy vattayapams!
2 cups    rice flour
1 cup      ground coconut
handful   toasted cashew bits and rasins 
1 cup      sugar
1 pinch   salt 
2    tbs    rava / semolina
1/4 cup   water
1/2 tsp    yeast 
1    tsp    sugar
2   tbs     warm water
coconut steamed cakes
Fluffy light rice appam

vattai appam
mix yeast and sugar...
 1. In a small bowl add the warm water and mix yeast and 1 tsp sugar,  keep it aside.
cake batter thickness...
2. Heat 1/4 the cup of water in a sauce pan, add the rava / semolina and cook till it becomes a fine paste, remove from the heat.
mix the rice with the other ingredients...
3. In a large bowl mix the rice flour with all the other ingredients including the cooked rava / semolina and the yeast mixture, add some water to it and mix it well. It should have a cake batter consistency.
fermented batter...
4. Cover the bowl and leave it to ferment for 4 - 6 hours. It should double. 
5. Mix the fermented batter well, grease a small pan with oil and pour the batter into it, add the cashews and raisins. 
pour batter into a small pan...
6. Meanwhile heat 2-3 cups of water in a  cooker ( or a pan with tight lid).  Keep the batter inside the pan / cooker, cover it and steam it till the batter becomes firm in the middle.
soft vattappam ready !
7. Remove the steamed appam from heat and transfer it to a serving plate.
8. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, add water to the cooker for every new batch.
              Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe, Feel free to comment, i love your feedback. Enjoy ur cooking! Hav a blessed day :)


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