Vatteppam (Kerala style steamed rice cake)

Vatteppam is kerala style steamed rice cake and its one of the traditional Kerala snack. It’s made with a soft and fluffy texture, made with rice flour, coconut and jaggery. Its popular in Kerala Christian community.



  • Raw rice 1 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut 1 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery 1 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom power 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts
  • Yeast 1/2 tsp
  • Rasins
  • water as required


Vatteppam ( steamed rice cake )

Pre steps

  • Wash and soak raw rice 2hours
  • Finely grind the rice in a mixer with very low amount of water
  • Rice mixture pour into a large container like steel or aluminum container. The container should have enough place to accommodate the fermented batter
  • Heat a small pan and add some rice flour and water, cook nicely and make smooth paste like porridge . (maav).( It’s provide more softness to vatteppam)
  • Coarsely grind the grated coconut and make soft and smooth consistency
  • Add coconut paste and rice paste (maav) to the rice batter and mix well
  • Heat pan and melt grated jaggery with low amount of water.once it melted ,strain and remove impurities from the jaggery.. let it keep cool for some time.
  • Add the jaggerysyrup , cumin seeds, cardomom powder, rasins to the batter and blend well.
  • Cover the lid and keep it for fermentation for about 6 to 8 hours

Vatteppam preparation

  • Take a steamer and add enough water to steam cook
  • Grease the round pan with little amount of ghee.
  • Pour the batter and fill till 1/4 portion of the pan and keep some cashew nuts and rasins on top of the batter.
  • Pan keep in the steamer and cook for 25 to 30 mins
  • Remove pan from steamer and let allow to cool some time.
  • Cut into desired shape and serve