Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kappa Masala/Tapioca Masala

As in any part of world, Kerala too has a diverse character when it comes to food and culture. Since here we are speaking about food the south and north of Kerala have a wide difference there.... Now that I belong to this part I totally love the food there and love to cook it..When Nags started the Kerala Kitchen group in fb,  I was interested to learn new recipes and so joined there. The very first one being Tapioca masala by Edible Garden.
Tapioca is accepted whole heartily in my family and the recipe was a bit different from my normal ones...We totally enjoyed having a twist to our normal dish..

Tapioca-3 cups(cubed)
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Dry red chilies-3 nos
Garlic-2 to 3 nos
coconut Oil-1 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Split urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- few
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:
1. Peel tapioca and then roughly cube them to small pieces. Add them to a vessel along with a pinch of turmeric powder and wash thoroughly.
2. Add them to a vessel/ pressure cooker with required amount of water and cook till it is done. If cooking in cooker you will have to get 1 or 2 whistle with heat on medium.Once done drain the water and set aside.
3. Coarsely crush garlic and dry red chilies using a motar and pestle or a mixer.
4. Heat oil and add mustard seeds, when they pop add split urad dal along with curry leaves. Let dal turn golden.
5. Add the ground garlic mixture to this along with turmeric powder and salt.Mix for a second and then add the cooked tapioca and mix well till spices coat.See that the heat is on low or you will burn the spices.
6. Turn off the heat and serve.

1. Change the amount of garlic and chilies according to your taste.
2. If cooking tapioca with turmeric powder then do not add turmeric while mixing it with other ingredients.


  1. Yummy dish dear....our fav, i made this earlier this month....

  2. Very healthy & comforting dish :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Wonderful presentation.... Delicious tapioca...

  4. Its my favorite. I posted this too but different way... Will try yours sometime.

  5. Spicy and yummy topicana masala.

  6. Beautiful pictures. My ma loves this one... Looks so good! :)

  7. mmm.... my all time favorite. Even I wanted to send an entry to KK but couldn't... Awesome snaps as always..

  8. thanks for joining in! love the pics :)

  9. Mouthwatering & too very tempting!!!!!!

  10. delicious and flavourful tapioca curry.

  11. Very flavorful preparation,i never tried adding garlic..looks yuuuuum

  12. Delicious Tapioca masala,mouthwatering recipe...

  13. Very yummy n it with meen curry!!!

  14. Easy side dish,yummy..meen curry yum aayi adipoli

  15. This tapioca masala looks so delicious and inviting..
    Love the clicks as usual.. :)

  16. Delicious kappa masala, I love it.

  17. Healthy and delicious Kappa masala.

    today's recipe:

  18. Sounds like this kappa preparation doesn't need any accompaniment.Looks so inviting.

  19. I have never tried this before, bookmarked it.. would love to try it!

  20. Nice and yummy


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