Raw Rice – 2 cups

Instant dry yeast – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Luke warm water – 1/4 cup

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Cooked rice – 3/4 cup

Sugar – 5 tbsp

Cardamom powder – a pinch (optional)

Salt – to taste

Golden raisins – few


Wash and soak the rice in water for 6 hrs.  Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp of sugar in luke warm water and keep it covered for 15 minutes.  Grind together rice, grated coconut, cooked rice and sugar to a fine paste adding some water.  Add the yeast mixture and mix well.  The batter should be of thick pancake or idli consistency.  Keep the batter covered in a warm place for 8 hrs.  Add salt and cardamom powder.  Mix gently and keep covered for another 20 minutes.  Grease a flat pan with little oil and pour the batter.  Garnish with raisins and steam cook for 15 to 20 minutes.  Cut into desired shape.  Serve yummy ‘Vattayappam’ for breakfast or as a snack.

  1. This is still in my to do list..looks so so yumm 🙂 Loved the texture as well.

  2. Traditional and delicious recipe.. looks awesome !!

    Indian Cuisine

  3. Wat an authentic dish, appam looks marvellous..

  4. kidilan Vattayappam…Perfect aytteundutto chechi..Wish u n ur family Happy & Prosperous New Year!!

  5. Hello Lissie Auntie,
    How are you? Happy New Year!
    Auntie, can I directly use rice powder instead of soaking the rice and then grinding it? Can I grind coconut, cooked rice, sugar together and then add it to the rice powder with water and mix to form the batter?


  6. Dear Priya,

    Happy New Year to You, Prashanth and little Ryan!
    Hope you had a wonderful time in your Mom’s place…

    You can replace rice with 2 cups of ‘fine’ rice powder/ appam podi and follow the same recipe. Vattayappam will be more softer if you use soaked rice.


  7. Dear Lissie Auntie,

    Thank You, yes I did have a wonderful time in Kerala, I prepared chicken stew on Christams and it came out very well :). My mom, bro and his family, everyone liked it. My brother’s kids also loved it..

    I soaked rice in the morning so that I can grind it in the evening, thank you for letting me know that soaked rice makes the Vattayappam more soft. Wanted to prepare it for Ryan, he has been introduced to food which has been prepared using your recipes so his taste buds are very demanding 😉 . If the Vattayappam is not soft, he won’t have it so I better not take any chances 😀


  8. Dear Priya,

    I am flattered to hear that your entire family loved ‘Chicken Stew’! So did the ‘Vattayappam’ come out well? Little Ryan is becoming like my children, I think :))


  9. Dear Lissie Auntie,
    Vattayappam came out very well, I never thought I could make Vattayapam like this, it was like how my mom prepares :). Next time we have any guests from Kerala I can make this and impress them 😉
    We all liked it but little Ryan didn’t have much, he just had a couple of pieces, he prefers masala stuff.. not a big fan of sweets..
    I will search more recipes in your link and try to prepare something for him..