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Mashed Tapioca (Kappa Kuzhachathu)

Soumya Sreeraj
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Mashed Tapioca (Kappa Kuzhachathu) RECIPE

Mashed Tapioca is a popular Kerala dish. This yummy dish is usually served with fish curry.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Boiling
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1 kg Tapioca
  2. 1 cup grated coconut
  3. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  5. 1 green chilli
  6. 3 cloves garlic
  7. 2 sprig curry leaves
  8. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  9. 1 Dry red chilli
  10. salt to taste
  11. water as required
  12. oil


  1. Wash tapioca in water well to remove mud and cut them into medium size pieces. Peel off using a sharp knife and cut into small pieces.
  2. Wash the tapioca pieces again in water and add them to a wide pan with plenty of water.
  3. Cook until tender and drain water. You can pressure cook them instead, cook for 2 whistles and wait until steam has released completely.
  4. Add the grated coconut, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and green chilli in a blender and grind coarsely.
  5. Cook the drained tapioca pieces adding the coarse mixture on low flame until the raw smell of the mixture goes off. This will take 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add salt to the mixture and mash well using a potato masher or wooden ladle. Keep aside.
  7. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chilli and curry leaves. Pour the seasoning over mashed tapioca and mix everything well.
  8. Serve hot with spicy red fish curry or beef curry.

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VRP_87   Nov-11-2018

Perfect :ok_hand:

Shanmuga Priya
Shanmuga Priya   Jan-15-2017


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