Vattayappam – Steamed Rice Cake – Nalumani Palaharam

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  • Yield : 250 gm
  • Servings : 4 nos
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 40m

Vattayappam or steamed rice cake  is a typical  Kerala sweet dish.  This delicious thick steamed pancake is made from fermented rice flour and coconut which have soft, thick white spongy texture.

It pairs beautifully with tea or coffee, which makes it a nice tea time snack or breakfast where it will be eaten up in no time. It is loved by almost all Keralites.

You must try this recipe at your home!


  • Raw rice (pachari) - 1 cup
  • Cooked rice - 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Sugar -1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Instant yeast - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cardamom (Elakka) - 1crushed
  • Raisins - 2 tbsp


Step 1

Soak the rice in water for 6 hrs or overnight. Grind the soaked rice with the cooked rice and grated coconut to make a smooth batter. While grinding add enough water.

Step 2

Add the yeast, salt and sugar. Mix well. Keep the batter to ferment overnight.

Step 3

Take a flat bottom greased pan pour the batter. Top it with raisins and cardamom.

Step 4

Take a steamer and steam it for 20 mins on a medium flame.

Step 5

The delicious Vattayappam is ready to be served.





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