Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vattayappam/ Steamed Rice Cake with Strawberry

Vattayappam or rice steamed cake is a traditional snack. It is quite a simple one usually made with leftover palappam barter. Whisk in a little more or sugar, cardamon and steam it- the vattayappam is ready. Its definitely an old fashioned snack but it has a spongy texture and wonderful mixed aroma of cardamon, yeast and ghee which every one would love. If you are interested in the pink colored vattayappam it is three tsp of strawberry pureed and blended just before steaming. That was fun but came out great with a lovely taste. To make this recipe more easy you can use rice flour instead of soaking raw rice.

Raw rice - 2 cups
Cooked rice- 1/2 cup
Coconut- 1 cup
Coconut milk- 1/2 cup
Yeast- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1/4 cup
salt-  1/3  tsp
Ripe Banana- 1
Raisins- 10-15
Cashew nuts- 5-6
Ghee- 1 tsp

Soak raw rice for about six to eight hours. Grind this along with coconut, coconut milk and cooked rice into a fine paste ( traditionally instead of cooked rice, thari kurukku is made. It is made by simmering half a cup of this grind ed rice paste into a sort of porridge and finally blended into the mixture).Now prepare the yeast. Take 1/4 cup of warm water and add in a pinch of sugar and yeast and set aside for 3-4 minutes and mix it into the rice batter along with 1/4 cup of sugar and set it to ferment for about six hours.
Take a dish or a steel plate and grease it with ghee. Layer diced banana and spoon in the batter. Sprinkle cardamon powder and garnish with ghee fried raisins and cashew nuts. Get this steam cooked in a cooking steamer till a tooth pick inserted at the center comes out clean (or wet your finger and gently touch the cake. If it does not stick to your finger, its done)

Try this easy recipe...

Hope you will all enjoy!!!


  1. Hi Suja..

    Wow ethu kollalo..Love the color..Vattyaappam adipoli aytunde..

    Kairali sisters

  2. Can you mail me some pleasE?!? :P

  3. Liked your twist on traditional appam :) . You have a lovely space

  4. oh wow traditional dish looks like gourmet dish..beautiful....


  5. Love this..strawberry will give a nice twist

  6. looks so beautiful...i have not done this type of dish anytime but would love to try it..thanks for sharing it suja

  7. hey girl u hv a given a modern touch to the traditional dish...great work darling...its looks divine and mothwatering...

  8. The pink appam looks so pretty! :) I'm going to have to try that out! Is the appam eaten plain or do you serve anything with it traditionally?

  9. Superb idea!!! Strawberry appam looks so lovely..

  10. This is very innovative recipe..
    Looks so yumm

  11. thats a good one... looks great..

  12. nice one...very innovative

  13. Nice twist in traditional it!!

  14. suja suoer da..
    looks so yummy the straberry gives nice flavor..nice presentation.
    really loved the pink colored appam..nice idea..

  15. wow thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe...adding strawberries sounds and looks so the pink colored on too :)

  16. superb..never heard of this...totally new to me but looks yum n delicious...healthy too...nice presentation..

  17. Thanks all for stopping by and appreciating...
    @ Housewife this is usually served as a snack..mostly with tea. It is sweet and so loved by all. But in some regions it is also served as breakfast...less sweet and goes well with stew.
    Kairali Sisters, Roxan,Gulmohar, Sushma,Sanyukta,Yummy team, Pranis and Gita thanks...
    Nisha, Pavitra,Gayathri, Arthi and happy to see you guys visit often

  18. Panchpakwan, Nitks, Roviragambin, Faiza Ali, Nitya..Welcome to my blog!!!
    So happy to be friends with you guys..hope you will visit this space often...

  19. i have never tried or tasted thistype of cake but it looks delicious and I love the pink speckle init.My 1st visit here following your blog .Do drop by simply food sometime.

  20. Thanks dear for stopping by..please visit often

  21. i am sooo craving vattayappam now...

  22. Thanks dear for stopping visit often.

  23. woww!! wt a combo!!very colourful too!!

  24. Wow !!! u have sooo many ideas dear..i never even think abt making vattaappam with any flavour....this vattayappam looks soo yummy...lemme try it...thax for sharing ur gr8 ideas!! keep going!!


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