Friday, April 15, 2011

Vatteppam/Vattayappam~~IC Challenge

Our this month's challenge goes for Kerala special steamed rice cakes called as vatteppam or vattayappam..When Srivalli announced this challenge, we immediately thought this vatteppams goes for lengthy cooking process,but actually its quite an easy dish if u follow the instructions correctly..This steamed cakes tastes marvellous when they were slightly warm and even tastier when gets completely cooled,i couldnt stop having them i can even say that i have completely fallen in love with this spongy steam rice cake..Thanks to Srivalli and Shn of Mishmash for sharing this wonderful Kerala special else i would have never tried this wonderful sweet steam cake ever..

VAttteppam

1cup Raw rice
3/4cup Grated coconut
2tbsp Cooked rice
1/2cup Water
1/2tsp Active dry yeast
1/3cup Water
1/2cup Sugar + 2tsp Sugar (for yeast)
5nos Cardamom (powdered)
Few cashewnuts
Few raisins
2tbsp Ghee

Grind the rice with enough water as coarse paste,remove 2tablespoon of this grounded paste for making rice porridge..Now add the grated coconut to coarse paste and grind everything as fine batter, finally add the cooked rice and again for few minutes, keep the batter aside..

Meanwhile mix the active dry yeast with 1/3cup of warm water and sugar, keep aside until the yeast turns foamy also make the rice porridge by heating enough water in a pan along with grounded rice paste,cook until they turns as thick paste,keep aside until its gets cool completely...

Now add the rice porrdige,yeast mixture to the rice paste,blend together for few seconds, pour immediately the batter to a large bowl and let it sit for overnite..The next day,when the batter is doubled and fermented,add the sugar,stir everything well and keep again aside for an hour..

Heat the ghee, roast the cashew nuts,raisins until they turns brown...grease a round vessel or plate,mix the cardamom powder, roasted nuts and raisins to the fermented batter..pour the batter to the greased vessel sprinkle few nuts and raisins over the batter, pressure cook for 30minutes in medium heat...Insert a skewer to check whether its gets completely cooked...

Take off the cooked cake from the cooker and keep it aside until its gets cool completely, run a knife by the side to lift out the cake..Cut the cake as wedges and enjoy..

38 comments:

  1. yours is looking so cute and spongy. A very tempting click!

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  2. Like the puffed appams. How come you have never prepared these?

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  3. Thats a very inviting and delectable rice cake. Beautiful picture.

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  4. Wow looks so perfect. Beautiful spongy texture.

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  5. Urs is looking super good...spongy and beautiful.

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  6. my friend makes this for me ...purity it is :)

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  7. reminds me of home again!!! I have never thought of making it.. but you made me crave for some now.. gonna try it!
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  8. ur came out perfect!...very nicely done!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  9. Vattayappam looks awesome delicious.

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  10. This look so perfect.Good job Priya.

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  11. Has come out so perfect. Looks so soft and fluffy. Delicious.

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  12. we just love this...most of the time i have eaten it coz someone or the other has given me some....never made it myself. yet again you have inspired me to try something new....thank u...:)

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  13. Rice cakes look too good. Excellent preparation. Very soft and spongy looking as well. Great preparation.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. Gorgeous rice cake, Priya...what a coincidence that we both made rice cake at the same time, except yours is totally different. Love the coconut, and the cashews!

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  15. looks soft and spongy.Nice clicks.

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  16. Very perfect vatteppam...Looks great!

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  17. Steamed rice cake awesome preparation.Thanks for Priya sharing these wonderful recipes.

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  18. Yours too have come out well. Guess inspite of the recipe sounding quite a challenge, all of us have got pretty decent results.

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  19. Never tried steaming rice before but this sounds very interesting to try.

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  20. la texture est bien spongieuse!!!!
    bravo et bonne journée

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  21. looks awesome and delicious :)

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  22. Looks super delicious. Perfectly made.

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  23. yummy, tempting and spongy....
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  24. What a tasty specialty - looks perfect.

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  25. It's a shame to say that I've never tried my hands at vattayappam, especially when I see how perfectly you've cooked them!!

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  26. I love Vattayappams and urs looks yum... Thanks for the recipe dear. Will surely try out...

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  27. vattappam looks very delicious

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  28. Gundu appam looks so delicious

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