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Kappa Vevichathu !! (Mashed Tapioca)

For most of us Keralites who live out of the state,Kappa or Tapioca is synonyms of  a perfect homely food.Most of the hotels and even small tea shops serve kappa and meen curry (fish curry) at our place.For the farmer community of Kerala,kappa is a staple food.From the many recipes we have,this one is the most popular and served usually with hot fish curry !
2 medium sized tapioca,peeled and cut into pieces
Water as required
For the coconut paste
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
8 small green chillies(kanthari mulaku) or 2 big ones
Handful of shallots
3 cloves of garlic
handful of curry leaves

Boil enough water to cook tapioca and add salt.Put the tapioca pieces and cook in medium heat.When it’s cooked well remove from heat and strain excess water.Meanwhile prepare the coconut paste by coarsly grinding everything in a grinder/food processor.Now mash the tapoica coarsely with a masher .Add this coconut mixture to this and mix well.Check salt and serve with hot fish curry !!


10 comments on “Kappa Vevichathu !! (Mashed Tapioca)

  1. Swathi
    May 8, 2011

    Kappa veivchathu adipoli. Love it.


  2. Sobha Shyam
    May 8, 2011

    wow..mouth watering..want to have it right now..ugran aayi :)..thats my fav !!


  3. Nandini
    May 8, 2011

    It's a nice dish! Great with white rice!


  4. Kurinji
    May 8, 2011

    Delicious and yummy dish! Glad to follow u!
    kurinjikathambam, Event: HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup: HRH-Puffed Rice


  5. aipi
    May 8, 2011

    That's intriguing ~ have never really cooked tapioca this way ,thanks fr the introduction.
    US Masala


  6. Now Serving
    May 8, 2011

    I had no idea that kappa was tapioca! Masiyal looks super yummy!


  7. Jay
    May 9, 2011

    this looks so good n inviting..fantastic version dear..
    Tasty Appetite


  8. Renu
    May 9, 2011

    nice idea with tapioca … I do make sth similar to this with boiled potato, I guess the sweetness of tapioca will add zing to the dish


  9. Priya
    May 9, 2011

    Yumm, thats a fabulous dish, simply inviting..


  10. Suparna
    May 9, 2011

    Thanks for visiting my blog 😛 hope to see you around…
    You have a good collection of authentic recipes, shall watch out for some yummy kerala recipes 😛 thanks.
    I dont use tapioca in my daily cooking, but this one seems worth giving a try ..


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This entry was posted on May 7, 2011 by in Tapioca, Veg dry.


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