Raw rice: 2 cups
Coconut grated: 2 cups
Yeast: 1 tsp
Cardamom powder: 4 tsp
Sugar: 1 cup
Rava: 6 tsp (or 2 cups cooked rice)
Soak the raw rice in water for 3 hours.
Mix the yeast with a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of luke warm water.
Boil the rava with 2 cups of water to make it a paste. (easier option is to use cooked rice)
Now grind the soaked rice with coconut.
Add the rava paste(or cooked rice) and the fermented yeast to it and blend it to a smooth paste.
Pour this mixture to a big vessel and add the sugar, a little bit of salt, cardamom and mix well. Keep aside for 6 hours. When the mixture ferments, add the raisins and steam cook in a pressure cooker without the weight or steam cook in an idly cooker.
Serve it with a smile. Any 1 who eats this will love u for this.
Note: If you place the raisins on top and cook, it will sink into the batter as it cooks..so what I do is, when the vattayappam is half done, I take off the lid and place the raisins...so that it remains on top like in the picture.