Friday, April 15, 2011

Vattayappam for ICC

This month Srivalli challenged us to make a unique dish from Kerala known as Vatteppam or Vattayappam. Initially I thought of skipping this challenge as I was really taken aback by seeing the long recipe, but after reading the recipe for 2-3 times and seeing comments from fellow bloggers who already made this..I decided to give this a try. And after seeing and tasting the end result I was really happy that I tried this.

Thanks to Srivalli who gave this wonderful challenge and also to Shn whose recipe we followed.



Ingredients:

Raw Rice- 1 Cup (soaked for 6 to 8 hours)
Cooked Rice- 2 tbsp
Grated fresh Coconut- 3/4th cup
Thari Kurukku (Porridge)- 4 tbsp
Instant Dry Yeast- 1/4 tsp
Sugar- 3/4th Cup
Cardamom- 1tsp
Cashewnuts- Broken and Roasted in ghee
Raisins- Puffed in ghee

Procedure:
  • Grind the soaked rice in a mixer adding very little water and when it is little coarse remove 2 tbsp of it for making thari kurukku.
  • After removing 2 tbsp of coarse paste add grated fresh coconut to the remaining paste and grind it till fine consistency is achieved. Use very little water to grind the paste.
  • Add the cooked rice to the batter and grind again. Set aside with the jar to cool.
  • To make thari kurukku- In a pan combine the 2tbsp of coarse paste with 1/2 cup of water and cook it on medium flame stirring continuously till it reaches a thick porridge consistency. Switch off the gas and keep the paste aside.
  • Add 4 tbsp of this thari kurukku mixture to the ground batter and grind again in the mixer.
  • Add the instant dry yeast to this mixture and pulse 2-3 times for everything to blend well.
  • Transfer the final batter to a big steel utensil and allow to ferment for 6 hours or overnight.
  • When the batter is fermented add 3/4 th cup of sugar and mix gently. Keep to rest for 2 hours.
  • Before steaming add the cardamom powder and mix in nuts in the batter.
  • Pour the batter in a greased round cake tin and keep it in the pressure cooker filled with water without whistle to steam for 30 minutes or till done.
  • After removing the cake tin from the pressure cooker allow the vatteppam to cool completely before taking it out.
  • Transfer it to a serving plate and cut in wedges. Serve and enjoy.

39 comments:

  1. I am very happy too to have tried this. Your vatteppam looks as delicious as all of ours. I guess your little daughter might have loved the snack.

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  2. Thanks lata ji for your encouraging comment. My daughter surely enjoyed this. She ate this thinking it to be like a cake without the frosting :)

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  3. has come out really good raji ! well done

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  4. We all liked it too..was a real challenge too, wasn't it?

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  5. The vattayappam came out very yummy! It looks gorgeous!

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  6. wow..this is so delicious...i ate this only one time(neighbor's fxn)..now i got the recipe...vl try this n tell u...

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  7. Looks really tasty .It looks really spongy and perfect.

    My 1st visit here following your blog.Do drop by simply.food some time.

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  8. No wonder your little one thought it was a cake, but it looks like one. Should have tasted absolutely delicious.

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  9. perfectly made and well presented too

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  10. Love ur idea of garnishing with some more nuts on top!!!! Looks very tempting!!!! Great Clicks!!!

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  11. love the dessert and the colour looks goegeous.

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  12. Urs looks super marvellous, prefect looking vattayappams..

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  13. Thnks for your lovely comments ladies...
    @Sangee do try this...worth all the effort.
    @simply food welcome to my space.

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  14. Dear Raji, This is looking amazing, I wud love to give it a shot on the weekend...enjoy !

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  15. Delicious vattayappam.Love them.

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  16. Delicious vattaypam.Love them.

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  17. This looks so fluffy and soft ! I never heard of this recipe or dish before .. but i think I will enjoy it for sure :)

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  18. Vatteyappam has come out so soft and fluffy..

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  19. lovely!!! one of my favourites!

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  20. lovely dish and nice presentation.
    Thank you Raji for visiting my space.

    <a href="http://www.foodeterian.blogspot.com/Fishy Snack - Stirfried dried Anchovy </a>

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  21. You have done it so well .It looks so soft and delicious

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  22. Raji, this looks perfect and crumbly .. nice presentation..

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  23. Vattayappam so delicious recipe.Thanks for this wonderful recipe.Loved your version.I like to
    this recipe.

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  24. Thanks for liking vattayappam ladies.
    @hemalata@mehjabeen@coral@nutan...welcome to my space.

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  25. Hi Raji, This is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented. Its always fun to see ur appetizing recipes. I wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day !

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  26. That looks like a idli cum cake or idli cake , so nicely done - super spongy n soft! Awesome job on the challenge :)

    US Masala

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  27. One of the perfect looking vatteyappams I have so far seen as part of ICC. Great presentation too.

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  28. Very good pics. Happy to follow you. NIce recipe for vatteyapam. Should try soon...

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  29. Looks delicious Raji,all the nuts and coconut adds to the delight...

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  30. Looks so perfect! glad you joined us!

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  31. you have a wonderful collection of recipes..happy to follow your blog..visit mine when you find time...

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  32. i like vattayappam but not tried yet..always thinking abt making this but no confident and finally dropping the decision..once hopefully will try this for sure..

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