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Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Servings 3 people


  • 1 cup rice dry
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 100 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast or use 2-3 tbsp toddy
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground green cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp raisins


  • To prepare vattayappam, wash and soak the rice in water for 3-4 hours. Drain the soaked rice . Grind to a fine paste with grated coconut.
  • Add yeast or toddy along with sugar. Keep this bowl covered and in a warm place and let it ferment for 6-8 hours. If you want to prepare vattayappam for breakfast, then you can keep this overnight.
  • Once the batter has increased in volume, mix in salt, green cardamom powder and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Grease a thali (rimmed dish) or the pressure cooker utensils and pour in the batter, under an inch thickness. Garnish with raisins if using. Steam the vattayappam for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes and cut into desired shapes.


Idli steamers can be used to get idli-shaped vattayappams.
You can reduce the sugar and serve these as breads to accompany any Kerala style curry such as stew.