Tuesday, November 06, 2007


This recipe yields one 8" appam(1"thick).

You will need:
Rice flour - 1cup

Semolina/Rava/Sooji - 1tbsp
Yeast - 1/4tsp
Sugar - 1/2tsp

Grated Coconut - 1/2-1/3cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4tsp
Sugar - 1/3cup
Salt to taste
Raisins for garnishing

Cook rava in a cup of water till it becomes soft. Let it cool.
When lukewarm, add yeast & 1/2tsp sugar to it. Allow it to froth.
Next, add rice flour to it and mix well. Set the dough aside to rise for 6 hours.
Grind coconut with sugar to a fine paste and add it to the dough.
Add cardamom powder. Mix well & let it ferment for another 4-6hours.
Add salt & pour the mixture into a greased 8" pan. Place raisins on top & steam for 5-10 minutes in a steamer or in a pressure cooker without keeping the weight. When done a toothpick inserted will come out clean.
Cool, cut into wedges and serve.

Tips: Alternately, for a quick vatteappam, you can mix rava gruel, yeast, rice, coconut & cardamom and keep aside to ferment for 3-4 hours. Add sugar & salt. Mix well and steam till done.


Happy cook said...

Ilove vattyappom.
When we were small my mom used to make the for us on saundays

chithra said...

wow i was searching for this recipe..i got it here..thanx!

Anonymous said...

Could you please attach pictures of dough so that we can understand the water needed.I made this and failed yaa.may be the water portion.I didnt get that texture.Mine remained simple and somewhat hard.