Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kappa Masala/Tapioca masala

Kappa / Kolikizhangu / Tapioca is something which I grew up eating a lot, In my backyard back home in Kannur we used to grow a lot of kappa and my used to go a dig out some fresh kappa for our evening tea..can u imagine the taste of  freshly dug and cooked  kappa ?? its divine ! In my home it was always this way,we didnt want any fish curry or ulli chammanthi or any accomponiment to go with it and we loved it this way.
Since my dad was moving around with his job we used to relocate with him and thats when we learnt the new way to eat Kappa with Fish curry/ beef/ chicken curry and all..and they were all treats for our taste buds ! During our stay in Kochi we had a Matsyafed  nearby and their canteen used to serve the best kappa and fish curry just for 5 quids ! On a hungry day back from college I used to go there and get some take away to home and used to share it with my 2 little  sisters !

 I  made this kappa masala  for  my first ever cookout with a group, I always wanted to join such groups when bloggers  cook together ,but  for some reason it never happened . So here I am with a Masala kappa recipe adapted from Edible garden. who is hosting Kerala Kitchen cook out this month.

Ingredients - (serves 4)
Kappa /tapicoa - 2 medium ones(cubed )
Garlic cloves - 3-5
Dry whole  red chillies-  3 (seeds shaken )
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - fistful
 Coconut oil - 1 tbs
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
 Urad dal or uzhunnu parippu - 1tsp
Curry leaves - few
1.Peel the skin,wash and cut the tapioca into cubes by running the knife inside and splitting it from the centre( once you are done you will  left with a strand ! )
2.In a saucepan add cubed tapioca with enough water to cover it ,adding  turmeric powder.Cook for  sometime till  they are half done and then add salt and cook till they are soft and cooked through(takes about 15- 20 minutes )
3.Drain the tapioca and keep aside.
4.Coarsely grind  garlic,coconut and whole redchilly and keep asdie.
5.In a wok add oil and sputter mustard seeds, followed by urad dal and curry leaves.
6.Add the coarsely grinded mixture and saute till the raw smell goes( for a minute or so) and then add cooked tapioca and mix until its coated well.
Serve hot as it is or you can enjoy it with some ulli chammanthi or spicy fish curry !


Rafeeda A. Raheem said...

urs looks really nice... i'm planning to post my entry tomorrow as well... :)

Priya R said...

I am not a fan of kappa but Vinee this sure looks so inviting :) as i said before lovely click

Ms.Chitchat said...

This sure looks good, never tried it, although love to have kappa chips very thinly sliced.check my blog for the gorgeous cup cake with cream cheese frosting.


Roshni said...

Kothiyavunnu vineetha.. am going to get some this weekend and make a dish with kappa

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Have not tried this yet, but would love to!

Saranya Balaji said...

looks so tempting...First time here...Happy to follow u :)

Julie said...

Very delicious & the banana spread has taken me back to Kerala:)

Vimitha Anand said...

kappa is my favorite. lovely preparation

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks yummy and love this

Nagalakshmi V said...

thank you for cooking along :)

Shweta said...

great pic vineetha..:)

Priya said...

Hi Vinee sis, how are you, yes my kids are happy to see the goodies i carried from there, then finally some they are happy to see me..lolz.

Actually am a big fan of Kappa, this masala makes me drool.

P V Ariel said...

Kappa puzhukku chakka puzhukku!!!
Ha! Ha! Nalla ruchi, vaayil vellam varunnu kappa vevichathum meen kariyum Yummy!!!
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Manju said...

That pic is just so attractive Vineetha....even we made it on Sunday and had along with spicy chicken roast and some coconut chammanthi...Hopefully I'll get time to post it by end of this month, else later :-)

PT said...

would love to try this delicious masala dear..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Tasty and healthy tapioca preparation.

Swathi Iyer said...

Adipoli kappa masala, I think your post want me to try once again.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Love to have it any time.Tempting pic.


kala said...

Yummy dish,by the way header looks sooo yummyyyyyyyyy