Idly Rice-2 cup
Coconut Milk- of 1/2 coconut
Sugar-8tbsp or according to ur taste
Yeast -1/2 tsp
Roasted Cashew nuts-10(opt)
Cardamom Powder-less than 1/4 tsp
Wash rice thoroughly 3 to 4 times and soak over night ..
In the morning take 2 cup of coconut milk from 1 coconut and grind the rice along with this coconut milk and grated coconut in batches ..
The consistency of the batter should be like dosa batter…
Take one ladle of batter and to this add some more water and make it loose ..
Cook this batter in medium flame till it become thick ..
Let it cool for sometime and then slowly mix with the batter along with instant yeast ,sugar ,cardamom powder and salt..
Then again give a quick blend so that everything can mix well ..
Can add cashew nuts if u want
Amount of sugar is depending up on each person ..
(In our area we used to add sugar in good quantity and in some other places very less ..)
So close the vessel with a tight lid and keep aside in a warm place for fermentation (3 to 4 hours) or until it is frothy
Try to keep this in a big vessel as this batter will double its size after fermentation .So if u keeps this in a small vessel the batter will spill and will get only half 🙂
Now grease the mould with ghee or veg oil ..
Boil water in a steamer ,then place this mould in the steamer and pour the batter (fill up to half portion of the mould,when done it will be double in size)
Steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked well ..Check with a fork or toothpick ,if it comes out cleanly ur vattayappam is done ..
Keep aside for cooling .. Cut into desired shapes and sizes …
Try this yummy authentic kerala snack …