Easy Cooking……Happy Eating……..
Raw Rice/Pachari > 2 cup
Cooked Rice > ½ cup
Grated Coconut/coconut milk > 1 cup
Sugar > ¼ cup
Yeast > ½ tsp
Salt > 1pinch
Cashew & Raisins > Garnishing
Cardamom > 1 pod
Butter/Ghee > 1tsp
Wash & soak the rice for 5-6hrs.
Stir yeast and sugar in 2tbp of warm water and keep it for 10-15mins.
Drain the rice and grind soaked rice, cooked rice, grated coconut/coconut milk , sugar, cardamom, yeast mixture and salt. (Batter consistency should be same as that of idly batter.)
Transfer the batter to a bowl, close it with a lid and keep in a warm place for 6-8hrs to ferment.
Once the batter is ready grease a flat round steel plate by adding ghee. Now fill half of the plate with batter and stem it (using a steamer or double boil) .
When it is half cooked(1Omins) garnish with cashews and raisins and again steam it for 10-15mins. Insert a toothpick at the center, if it comes out clean means your vattayappam is ready.
Remove the plate from the steamer and allow it to cool.
Once it is cooled you can remove it from plate and cut into wedges.
Serve it as a snack or breakfast with spicy fish curry or chicken curry.