Monday, March 02, 2015

Kappa Puzhukku

Tapioca aka kappa another staple of Kerala.I cooked up the easy dish that we make to go with fish curry :D . 

What you need

Tapioca, cubed- 3 cups
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Water-  as needed to cook tapioca
Salt- to taste

To grind

Coconut, grated- 1 cup
Red chili- 3
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Garlic- 1 clove

For tempering

Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig

How you make it

Peel the skin off of tapioca and cut them into small cubes .Wash them and boil them in a heavy bottomed pan with just enough water , salt and turmeric powder.On medium flame it should not take that long to cook. Once they are half way cooked , add in the grounded coconut mixture.Check the salt and let it boil until raw smell of coconut mixture is gone and tapioca is fully cooked.Try and smash some of the tapioca pieces and cook until the gravy is thick enough.

In another pan , heat coconut oil and temper the ingredients listed under "For tempering" . Pour these over the cooked tapioca . Serve it hot.

We had these with some nethili meen curry and king fish fry for sunday lunch . I personally love to have these as a tea time snack as well.

Tapioca/Kappa/Kizhangu Dosa is next on my list....

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