Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tapioca Sweet Balls

Tapioca or Cassava is a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae native to South America that is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates.The flour made of the roots is called tapioca fllour, sago pearls are prepared from this tapioca flour..coming to this sweet balls recipe, this is one of my most favourite sweet dish i learned from my mom..she used to prepare this sweet balls for our snacks when i was kid..i tried to make once a month these sweet balls, also its very easy to prepare..its a real pleasure to prepare n have these delicious snow balls like tapioca sweet balls...


2nos Tapioca
1/4cup Sugar
1tsp Cardamom powder
1/4cup Grated Fresh coconut
2tbsp Dessicated coconut.

Remove the skin of the tapioca until the white layer appears.. cook them well with salt (as per taste) r a pinch of salt in a pressure cooker, smash them nicely with ur finger or grate them..Add sugar, grated coconut and the cardamom powder.

Take a small quantity of smashed tapioca and make them as small balls, roll these balls over the dessicated coconut evenly n serve them..

23 comments:

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Liked these snow like balls. Never knew we cld make such a sweet out of tapioca. Good one.

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Iam drooling,I can imagine how tasty it could be:)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like snowballs.Never knew these were easier to prepare.Thanks for the recipe.

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Umm....looks yum..just like snowball :).....and so easy...

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this sweet, looks delicious like snow balls! :)

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Why i could never think of such wonderful sweet dish with tapioca..This is so innovative,Priya.

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

WOw they looks so beautiful and delicous, i have never had this with tapioca.

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

I too love these sweet balls. Tasted them when I was a kid. Urs look so yummy. Should try it soon.

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me..But looks delicious.

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

wow balls looks yummy ..looks like snow ball

Sucharitha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, it looks like a recipe marathon in ur blog. Keep it up, but I am very slow in trying out too many. Love the medhu vadai and the tapioca balls.

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely! Its new to me... Sounds delicious!

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy tapioca balls. We make something similar with Sweet potato.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Looking so light like cotton balls..looking delicious..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I love that, Reminds my childhood Priya!

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

They look so lovely Priya! so yummy :)

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Sweet balls looks lovely Priya...new to me...simple too.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome..am new to this..

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

they look like snowballs..feel like picking them up and throwing it at someone..j/k :D

i can only imagine how delicious these will be!!

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..I've never heard of this one...sounds really tempting...gotta look for tapiocas now.

sharada said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me -- never heard.But must be delicious by the looks of it.

Vishali said... Reply To This Comment

wow loved the tapioca sweet balls and medhu vada....lovely entries....

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

cute, pretty snowy balls....kalaku.