Vattayappam is Kerala's own fermented SteamedGrain Cake. Among the healthiest traditional tea time snack with almost no oil. It's popular within the Christian communities of Kerala, though very little popular in North Kerala/ Malabar.
"Vatta" means "round". vattayappam is essentially grain and coconut grinded together and fermented with yeast. it's very soft and pillowy. a rather sweet snack. nowadays, it's found its devote bakeries particularly in Kochi and Kottayam. so when I acquired a request from an anonymous readers requesting vattayappam recipe. I figured of discussing the recipe. because it is super easy to create. and doesn't take enough time to create. It's my job to allow it to be being an after school snack because it is very healthy and filling for children.
I don't allow it to be very sweet. and don't add nuts or raisins, however if you simply like you can include them. It is the flavor of cardamon which plays havoc for your tastebuds within this super soft grain cake. so do not omit them. Since I Have use instant yeast. it takes approximately 2 hrs to ferment. and so i grind it within the mid-day usually. when kids get home. it will likely be steaming hot.
I enjoy revive traditional food, and try to come up with the kids understand the need for traditional food. handed lower to all of us by our ancestors. you will find junk food is definitely an indulgence, but balancing both of them in the dining room table is really a chore by itself. But after some planning you can healthy food choices to your family menu. Working ladies and bachelors. this is really easy that you have to remember would be to possess some drenched raw grain after which grind and allow the yeast do everything. and you simply have pour right into a pan and steam. a really healthy meal inside it self..
So lets get traditional!!
I made use of fresh coconut because it is available aplenty here. Frozen ones works fine too.
It is advisable to soak grain for atleast 2 hrs and also to use instant yeast! Heat in the mixie while grinding also helps with fermentation. I made use of 1/2 teaspoon yeast, you are able to lessen the yeast if you like but will need to watch for longer time to ferment.
If you want nuts and raisins within the sweetened version, sprinkle a couple of around the pan. once you have greased it. once cooked so when inverted. it will likely be on the top.
I made use of my appachembu to steam. you should use pressure oven or electric oven.
An Upadate (Jan, 23/14). A readers shared the image of vattayappam which she made in the morning I published the recipe, thanks Indusree Haridas for delivering the image through Facebook, she commented "Attempted this recipe, also it arrived on the scene well"!
Author: Nisa Homey
Serves: 2, 8 inch cakes.
Drenched Raw White-colored Grain/ Pachari: 1 1/2 cups.
Freshly grated coconut: 1/two to threeOr4 coconut or 1 1/2 cups
Cooked Grain: A few (heaped)
Instant Yeast: 1/2 teaspoon.
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon.
Sugar: 2-3 tablespoons of.
Cardamon seeds: four to five
Jeera: A pinch
Water: When needed.
Oil to grease, preferably coconut oil.
Soak raw grain/pachari for around 2 hrs.
That's my freshly grated coconut.
Place the grain, 1 cup coconut, cooked grain, and instant yeast right into a blender / mixie.
Add some 3 tablespoons of of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Add water, it ought to be just since the ingredients. no more. the batter ought to be thick. so not drink too much water.
And grind it for just two min, begin to see the batter is thick (like this of idli batter)
Adding the firOr2 cup coconut and cardamon seeds.
Along with a pinch of jeera. again grind it for any minute without adding water. don't want the coconut to grind it finely either.
Pour right into a steel or glass bowl. ensure that it stays untouched for just two hrs.
Observe how it's risen.
I made use of my 8 inch round cake pan, grease it having a couple of drops of coconut oil. At this time if you want nuts and raisins, you are able to sprinkle them. but I didn't utilize it here.
Pour batter, about 3/4 full.
Put it in to the hot steamer. keep when steam begins to come and never before. Close steamer and simmer for 15-20 min.
All cooked nicely, you may also insert a tooth pick. the edges are available off a little. when they're cooked nicely.
While still warm, invert the pan. and serve.