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Vattayappam is one of the most simple yet delicious Kerala snacks. It is very easy to prepare and easily digestible. It  is loved by kids and adults alike.


  1. Rice Flour – 2 cups
  2. Coconut grated – 1 cup
  3. Cooked Rice – 2 handfulls
  4. Sugar – to taste(I added ½ cup)
  5. Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  6. Yeast – ½ tsp
  7. Sugar(needed for yeast) – ½ tsp.
  8. Salt – a pinch
  9. Lukewarm water – ¼ glass (for yeast)
  10. Raisins – a few(for garnishing)


  • In a grinder, grind the Rice flour, Grated coconut, Cooked Rice along with a little water into a smooth batter of medium consistency.
  • Take ¼ glass of lukewarm water and add yeast and ½ tsp of sugar.Allow it to rise.
  • Add this mixture into the above batter.Mix well and keep aside for 2 to 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, add Sugar(to taste),cardamom powder,salt and mix well.
  • Apply a little ghee/oil in a cake tin and pour the batter into it.Sprinkle a few raisins on the top and steam for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Remove and cut into slices and Enjoy with a hot cup of tea and Enjoy!,


I usually use 1 tsp of vanilla essence instead of Cardamom powder in vattayapam.It might sound odd but it really elevates its taste to another level.


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