Easy Mini Vattayappams


This is an easy way to prepare Vattayappam, which is a Kerala Christian delicacy. Vattayappam is one of the breakfast dishes made on Christmas morning. It is sweet and yummy and doesn’t need any side dish along with it. ๐Ÿ˜† It is also served as a snack. Mini Vattayappams were made in the idli maker and hence the shape of idlis. This recipe does not require any grinding. I will post the authentic Vattayappam recipe later… ๐Ÿ˜‰

What you need

Fine rice flour – 2 cups

Rava or semolina – 1 dsp

Water – 1 cup

Dry yeast – 1 tsp

Warm water – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 1 tsp

Coconut milk powder – 25 gms

Sugar – 4 tbsp

Aniseed powder – 1/8 tsp

Salt – as required

Water – as required

Raisins – few



In a small pan, boil rava and 1 cup of water. Keep on stirring till it becomes thick. Keep aside and let it cool. Take warm water in a cup, add yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Mix well and keep aside covered for half an hour. In a vessel, mix together rice flour, sugar, yeast, coconut milk powder, aniseed powder and water. Add the rava porridge and make a thick batter of idli batter consistency. It should not be watery. Keep the batter covered overnight or for 8 hrs. In the morning, add enough salt to the batter and mix well. Boil water in a pressure cooker or idli cooker. Smear oil on the idli maker and pour batter into each mould. Place 4 raisins each on top. Insert the stand into the cooker. Cover and let it cook for 8 minutes. If you are using the pressure cooker, do not put the weight. Open the lid and let it cool for 5 minutes before transferring the Vattayappams to a serving dish.

  1. Looks yum, like sweet idlis! Good one Lissie. Merry Christmas!:))

  2. First to comment yay!! ๐Ÿ˜†
    Yummy vattayappams..One of my favourites!!!I too make them the same way,Lissie!
    Your son says you and me behave the same way with blogging!..Yes we posted the previous one on dec9th (mine was fridge meme)and today!..we think alike too it seems!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Oh perfect!..both of us fell sick too..huh!!!What a coincidence!!Hope you r better by now!

  4. Hey, i want the authentic vatteyappam recipe!! :smile:. Really a nice breakfast dish.

  5. I haven’t had theses vatayappams..Have had the authentic one without the raisins..

  6. and..how did you get the date, month and year bar on the right top corner????/ Please pretty please tell me!

  7. Hope you are much better now lissie.
    Appom looks delicious. My mom too always make this in christmas day.
    I have never made them myself.
    She makes plain and with raisins and sometimes she add cashews too.
    MMMMM those were the days ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. wow!!! christmas are her again wid wonderufl vattayapam…we dont make this at home…i have eaten a lot at friends house…just love that sweet appams…authentic kerala dish…

  9. I have never heard of these..you have nicely arranged raisins on them

  10. I absolutely love vatteyappams. They are my fav. I love the way you’ve made them.

  11. now i feel homesick, just like any hardcore living outside kerala would feel.

    also, i love the way the date is displayed on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hii
    Vatteyyappams looks lovely.
    Can we use coconut milk instead of coconut powder and if yes, can u clarify its measurement.
    – Nikki

  13. I like how you made this snobbish ๐Ÿ™‚ – It is sweet and yummy and doesnโ€™t need any side dish along with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Hi Lissie this recipe looks great I love the lovley colour of these, they look delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Congrats lissie for having your own website! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your blog is looking great!
    I was toally busy and could’nt respond to your mail immediately. I received your arusuvai packet and planning to prepare something in a day or two!
    Appams are looking delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Very new dish to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Hi,
    I had a doubt whether we can use coconut milk instead of coconut powder. I plan to make it for a potluck this sunday and dnt wnt to mess up. It would be nice if u clarified this.

  18. Hi Nikki, thanks for visiting my blog! I was so busy yesterday that I couldn’t clear your doubt.
    Yes, you can use coconut milk instead of coconut milk powder. Adjust the amount of water accordingly.

  19. Hi everybody! i was not well and was in the hospital for a few days. Came home last Sunday. Couldnโ€™t catch up with bloggingโ€ฆ Now i fell terribly unwell and fear whether i will be back in hospital. So please pray for me and keep visiting my blog. i will have to take rest for a few daysโ€ฆ

  20. Thanx Lissie
    U saved my day :).
    Take care of your health & get well soon. Merry Xmas.
    – Nikki

  21. Get well soon dear….take care

  22. in my country (indonesia), this one alse named by ‘appem’. other variations is ‘serabi’.

    ya, it’s so yummmy.

  23. Looks yummy…like your simple and easy recipe…will try it and let u know.

  24. I like it.