How to make soft vattappam using microwave

Vattappam is a sweet rice cake steamed. It is an excellent snack/ breakfast dish. It is an authentic dish originated from the state of Kerala. I have used microwave to make this dish. However, the recipe and the taste remains the same.



  • Rice(1 cup)
  • Freshly grated Coconut(1/2 cup)
  • Yeast(1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(2 tbsp)
  • Sugar(1 tsp for yeast)
  • Sugar (4 tbsp for appam)
  • Salt (1 tbsp) or as per taste


Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.

In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.

In a bowl, add yeast, water (1 tbsp), sugar(1 tsp) and mix well. Keep it aside till the bubble starts to form and the yeast is active.

In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)

Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.

Add the salt, sugar(4 tbsp) and mix again. Our batter is now ready to make vattappam.

In a microwave safe small dish, pour the batter till it reaches half way.

In a microwave steamer, place the dish with batter and microwave in on high power for 6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, take it out of the microwave and check if the vattappam is cooked on the inside. For this prick it with a toothpick  and if it comes out clean, means the vattappam is cooked on the inside.

Soft vattappam is now ready to be served.