Vellayappam is an authentic and traditional Kerala breakfast recipe made with rice batter

Vellayapam or Kalappam is a Kerala delicacy and it’s very similar to the appam or palappam recipe. These Vellayappam are made on flat tawa or pan where Palappam is made on Appam Pan. It has a striking resemblance to the texture and appearance of Palappam. It is generally served with vegetable stew or veg kurma but also tastes great with choice of chutney. I’m love this fluffy Vellayapam with onion-tomato chutney .

The Kerala cuisine has many variations to the appam recipe and kalappam or vellayappam is one such dosa recipe. It is particularly famous at the malabar coast where it is made with rice and beaten rice batter mixed with todi or yeast.

Vellayappam Recipe | Kerala Style Kalappam Recipe


1 cup idli rice
¼ cup poha
1 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp yeast
½ tsp salt

1. In a large bowl take 1 cup idli rice and ¼ cup poha and soak for 4-5 hours
2. In a blender add the soaked rice and poha,1 cup coconut and blend to smooth batter adding water as required.
3. Now mix the batter with a tbsp sugar and 1 tsp dry yeast and make sure to mix everything well.
4. Allow to ferment the batter for 8 hours.
5. Once it is fermented well, add ½ tsp salt and mix well.
6. Heat the Tawa/Dosa Pan and pour a ladleful of batter and spread out in a circular motion slightly thick than regular dosa.
7. Cover and roast the dosa to a golden brown from the bottom and completely cooked from the top in presence of steam.
8. Finally, enjoy vellayappam with chutney and veg stew.

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