Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu-Kerala Cuisine

Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu

My heartfelt Onam wishes to each of you 🙂

Onam is a colourful festival of Kerala which is celebrated with loads fun,colour and gaiety . And off course Onam Sadhya. I wanted to try some traditional dishes of Kerala by taking recipes from my neighbours and family friends here and give a try before Onam.But due to several travels I couldn’t try many>I have tried puttu,aapam,few brown rice dishes & payasam.But never clicked.I am beginning by set of posts under Kerala Cuisine with this “Mashed Tapioca Curry”(I did not mash since my LO enjoyed picking the pieces and eating) which was the first dish which just attracted me with its looks in the initial days after our transfer to Kochi. I was totally doubtful about it(thinking it would be a non-veg dish).Recently this Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu was shared to me by one of our family friends.I just modified slightly and attempted it yesterday.It just turned out great and myself & my son had it for our meal.I am adding the recipe in the way I tried and also adding the steps to make in the traditional way in the P.S section.

Here is the album of some healthy(No sugar/milk/maida added) festive recipes.


Ingredients for Tapioca Curry|Kappa Puzhukku|Kappa Vevichathu:

  • Tapioca-3 medium sized
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-To taste

To grind into a coarse paste:

  • Small Onion-5
  • Garlic-5
  • Green Chilly-1
  • Cumin Seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Pepper-3
  • Coconut-2 tbsp grated

To temper:

  • Coconut oil-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Shallots-2 tbsp(chopped finely)

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1.Clean the tapioca and chop them into small cubes.

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2.Add it to a pressure cooker and add water (The water should be 2 inches above the tapioca).

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3.Add salt and turmeric powder to this and set aside.

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4.In a mixer jar add the items under “To grind into a coarse paste” and give it a run.

5.Add this to the pressure cooker and cook for 6-8 whistles.(If you are planning for mashed curry,cook for more whistles).

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6.Once the pressure is released mix them together.

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7.Add the tempering items and serve.

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Traditionally the tapioca is pressure cooked,smashed and then cooked till it becomes dry with the coarse paste and the tempered elements and added.

If there is water still in the pressure cooker,open cook for some more time.

Adjust spices as per your taste.

This can be offered to babies above 6 months after consulting with doctor and considering family history of allergies.

Skip salt for babies below one year.

Please have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to babies.

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