Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vattayappam / Steamed Rice n Coconut Bread

Vattayappam is nothing else but a simple "Rice Bread"!.

This sweetened steamed up bread is a popular tea time delicacy in Christian homes of Kerala and said to be a delicacy served for breakfast during Christmas time.

Usually I make them using rice flour, the easiest way, but this time tried out the traditional method from Anita’s, which I 'd bookmarked a few months ago, which turned out to be a mega hit at home yesterday.




Just follow blindly what she has explained step by step and you are there with the perfect vattayappams in the end.

A few "musts" to keep in mind for the best Vattayappams.

  • Usage of cooked Rose matta while grinding along with soaked raw rice as Anita has suggested.
  • Collecting the froth atop the fermented batter, spooned out with care.
  • Usage of shallow round pan for steam cooking.
  • Always use the best quality yeast, raw rice and freshly grated coconut.
Whew!, what a great escape from typing down a whole traditional recipe ;)..

For my sister who hosts Monthly Mingle-‘Ravishing Rice’, an event started by Meeta.

33 comments:

  1. I am the first to comment :D Waah wah! That looks totally appealing.

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  2. Looks so soft and fluffy, just like my mom used to make them.
    She used to make them with toddy before, now it is with yeast.
    I remember she making the in heaps, the day before my sisters wedding so that the guest who stayed home can have it in the morning.

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  3. OMG that looks so moist and fluffy..perfect..yummy clicks..would love to try this :)

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  4. Soft and fluffy ....perfect vattayappams:))...same way I also make vattayappams....

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  5. Completely new dish to me!! And the pictures are just gorgeous!!! Paarthale thottu parkanum pola irukkey!!

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  6. Bharathy, This Look's spongy, yummy, delicious, beautifull, kalakkal kerala dish!

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  7. Wow Bharathy this looks very neat and I have bookmarked it!!!

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  8. That is so pretty, I love the look!

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  9. another classic!! phew!! thanks a ton for the entry, sis :)

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  10. Looks perfect Bharathy, like it should. Wonderful texture.

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  11. Perfect texture- soft and fluffy. Great click too.

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  12. new to me bookmarked and will try soon

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  13. new to me bookmarked and will try soon

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  14. Woww very delicious and soft rice bread...looks yumm!

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  15. I have never tasted these but they look absolutely tempting. Am going to Anita's place for the instructions:).

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  16. Looks soft n fluffy! Beautiful pic!

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  17. wow..it looks really soft.. i became late to post comment this time Bharathy :)

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  18. Thanks to you Girls for all the lovely comments here..:)..

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  19. Awesome click... Drooling here.. you maintain a lovely blog... Visit this link for your award!! http://salt2taste.blogspot.com/2009/05/cantaloupe-sugar-mix.html

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  20. Hi I am a new blogger..
    wonderfull recipe and very nice clicks.. thanks :)

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  21. Yes bharathy... i have been visiting your place for some time now... i have bookmarked some of your awesome dishes like Carrot sadham, Easy bell pepper and Cauliflower gravy and so on.. all the recipes are nice.. and the pics are awesome..!! :)) You deserve the award

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  22. Wow I love vattayappam. Yours has turned out superb. Soft and spongy. Love the look of it!

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  23. Vattayappan is really tasty. Thanks for remembering it. I will tell my mom to bake it soon

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  24. Wow.. this lloks FABULOUS.. Great texture and looks ultra soft and fluffy. Never tried one at home :) Soon will follow this recipe :) Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Somehow anthing i do with yeast comes out really bad.. can we substitute baking powder instead..

    Work from home

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  26. Bharathi....your vattayappam looks mouth watering...nice photograph...

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  27. I'm making this today. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

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  28. C'mon Jeremy! :)..
    I am sure you are going to make it and it's going to come out perfect! :).. No worries abt the pic..

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  29. I want to try this recipe. Can we use baking powder instead of yeast?

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  30. Suneetha, I havent tried it out with baking powder.. :)
    Since this is more of a rice bread and steam cooked..yeast fairs well...

    ... Vattayappam is traditionally fermented using fresh Toddy..and yeast is the substitution..

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  31. Looks tasty. My mouth is watering. Should try this soon! I was actually looking for rice breads for my daughter:).

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  32. what kind of raw rice should we buy?pls answer

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