Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mashed Tapioca/Kappa Puzhukku

My love for Kerala cuisine push me quite often to try their delicious dishes. Few day back i got some fresh tapiocas aka Maravallikizhangu from a chinese store. Instead of pressure cooking and having for snacks, i wanted to try this mashed tapioca as a well know dish from Kerala called kappa puzhukku.Since ever i learned this kappa puzhukku from my friend, i was planning to make them from a long,finally i tried them only few days back.

In Kerala,tapiocas can be served at anytime of the day as breakfast,lunch or dinner and also even as snacks, this mashed tapioca can be eaten by itself or with a combination of any side dish. Keralites have this puzhukku usually with fish curries, but i served this mashed tapioca with rice porridge, both tastes fabulous together and we truly enjoyed this combo.Sending to Kerala Kitchen guest hosted by Julie and Akila's Dish name starts with-M.

3cups Tapioca (peeled & diced)
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
1no Onion (chopped)
2tsp Coconut oil

To Grind:
1/2cup Grated coconut
3nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Green chillies

Cook the diced tapiocas with enough salt and water until they gets well cooked,drain the water and mash it well.

Meanwhile grind all the ingredients given under the list "to grind " as fine paste.

Now take the grounded paste,turmeric powder in a vessel and cook in simmer for few minutes,finally add the mashed tapioca,mix everything well,check for salt and put off the stove.

Heat the coconut oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, add immediately the onions,curry leaves and cook until the onions turns transculent,add this to the cooking mashed tapioca.

Toss everything gently and serve wam with rice or porridge.


  1. Wow lovely dish, bookmarked!

  2. perfectly made.. will be good with curd rice or lemon rice..

  3. Priya.... One of my fav things in the world.... Am wondering why I do not have recipe in my blog.. have to post soon.. love your dish.. you have made it perfectly..... just the way it should be...

  4. Hi Priya ,

    looks delicious ...

    nicely presented :)

  5. You are making me homesick, love love tapioca in anyform, and this looks droolie delicious.

  6. My favorite,perfect with spicy fish curry

  7. kappa puzhukku looks delicious Priya.

  8. wow....delicious n my fav too.

  9. wow....delicious n my fav too.

  10. Very delicious dear,love this a lot with some non veg curries:-)

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  11. i too love this mashed kappa...looks more delicious...i love to have with dosa..Mmmm!!i like the coconut oil flavor more...
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  12. looks delicious .....must try. Thanks for sharing.

  13. looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

  14. An absolute delightful, rich and beautiful color dessert. I love it!
    Pinning this on Pinterest...under my mellow Yellow, for the beautiful vibrant color, and to link back to you dear!
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

  15. Very yummy...

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  16. Always love this kappa. Looks so yummy!

  17. This puzhukku makes me hungry.Nostalgic Priya.

  18. tapioca is one of my fav being a keralite :) this looks so delicious dear :)

  19. I love tapioca....the dish looks very delicious and tempting.

  20. delcious tapioca masiyal..luv it with hot rice as u said.

  21. thanks for trying u made it more attractive

  22. deicious curry, looks awesome...


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