March 18, 2013

Kappa Vazhatiyathu / Tapioca stir fry

               There was a time when I got bored with Kappa / Tapioca roots as they got piled up when cultivated by my grand parents at their home. As time passed and they grew old, they stopped growing these all of a sudden and then I realized the value of the small things... missing those days. Kappa Vazhatiyathu was like a compulsory snack during our Tea time in Kerala. Am so happy that I can get them here and snack them the same way my granny prepared for us. My hubby is so happy when I prepare this as its so filling when he is back from office :). Another traditional recipe that you will not want to miss from Kerala.



Ingredients:

To Boil Tapioca / Kappa:
Tapioca root / Kappa - 1 cup(diced)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - as needed

To Coarse grind:
Onion - 1/8 cup (chopped)
Garlic - 2 small pods
Green chilli - 1 no

To Temper:
Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli - 1 no
Curry leaves - 5 no's
Coconut - 1 tablespoon(grated, but i used frozen)

Method:
  • Pressure cook Tapioca root with salt, turmeric and water just to immerse the diced tapioca(I ran 3 whistles). strain and keep aside.

  • Roughly coarse grind Onion,Garlic,Green chilli.

  • Heat oil in a pan, splatter mustard seeds,add red chilli,curry leaves, ground mix and saute till they are golden brown.
  • Add the boiled tapioca root with salt(if needed), coconut and saute for 1 minute.

  • Kappa Vazhatiyathu is ready to serve with tea / coffee :)
     

47 comments:

  1. Just had this last week after a long time.. This is my favorite since childhood.. you have prepared it very well..

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    1. Thank you divya....nothing beats the taste of this simple dish

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  2. Very nice step by step pictures....superb snack for tea :) love the picture with tea.

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  3. lovely divya... mouthwatering it is... even when i feel very nostalgic, kappa is always the thing to make... :)

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    1. Thank you rafee...yes kappa gives a big hand in need

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  4. feel like having kappa right now ...nice post Divya!

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  5. Makes me drool, love this tapioca stir fry and i never fail to make some atleast for me..Looks yummy.

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  6. I just love them.. Ur clicks making me make them now ;)

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  7. simple yet comfort n delicious recipe, Kappa looks too tempting!

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  8. looks nice divya.. my favourite dish too :)

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    1. Thank you pradhee :)...finally you logged in to comment - thank you for that too

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  9. perfect with a hot cup of tea/coffee :)

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  10. i had it few days back. yours looks so delicious.

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  11. Adipoli Kaap stir fry Divya, I love it.

    It is really nostalgic to me.
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  12. Looks so good Divya. Been ages since I had kappa anything. Guess I'm gonna dream of this tonight ;)

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  13. Perfect Tea time snack:)BTW,jus finished answering ur questions Divya.

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  14. Looks Yummy! Passing on my Liebster Award...
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  15. Good one, loved the presentation...the tea looks incredible:)

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  16. Perfect! We call this Uppumavu

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    1. Oh wow...that name is new to me for calling kappa....thank you shri

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  17. Wow! Looks yumm.. Loved it Divya :-)

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  19. Hey thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!! I tried it recently at home and believe me this was the most delicious thing i have ever made! Thank you!

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