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Kappa puzhukku recipe with step by step pics. Kappa puzhukku is seasoned, spiced and mashed tapioca root.

kappa puzhukku

There are a few variations of making kappa puzhukku. In some variations coconut paste is added. I am Sharing my mom’s method which is easy and does not need ground coconut paste. Some fresh grated coconut is added in the tempering though and can be skipped if you do not have coconut.

Tapioca root is also called as yuca in english. its known as kappa in malayalam. Making kappa puzhukku is easy. You need to boil or steam tapioca. Mash it and then season with the tempered ingredients. Addition of coconut oil is a must, so please do not skip it.

Kappa puzhukku can be served as a side dish with a Kerala vegetarian main-course. You can even have kappa puzhukku plain. Its filling and keep one full for some time. You can even serve kappa puzhukku with Ulli chammanthi, Kerala coconut chutney or red chilli chammanthi.

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kappa puzhukku

Kappa Puzhukku

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Kappa puzhukku is seasoned, spiced and mashed tapioca root. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Kerala, South Indian
Course: Main Course, Side Dish

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

for cooking kappa (tapioca root, yuca)

  • 1 tapioca yuca kappa or 500 grams
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required

for tempering mashed kappa

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pearl onions or shallots
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 green chili , chopped
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated coconut

Instructions

cooking and mashing kappa (tapioca root)

  • Take 1 tapioca yuca kappa or 500 grams. Rinse it in water first.
  • Then peel and chop the kappa. Rinse again in water.
  • Place the kappa pieces in a pan. add ½ teaspoon salt or as required.
  • Add 2 cups water. cover the pan with lid and cook kappa on medium flame.
  • In between do check. cook kappa till tender.
  • A fork or knife should easily pierce through the cooked kappa pieces.
  • Drain all the water from the cooked kappa.
  • Mash with a potato or vegetable masher. Keep mashed kappa aside.

tempering for kappa puzhukku

  • Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a small pan or tadka pan.
  • Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds. let the mustard seeds crackle.
  • Then add 1 dry red chilli, 1 green chili (chopped) and 7 to 8 curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds till the red chilies change color and the curry leaves become crisp.
  • Next add 2 tablespoons chopped pearl onions or shallots. You can even use regular onions.
  • Mix and begin to sauté pearl onions. sauté onions till translucent.
  • Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons grated coconut. mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. mix again very well.

making kappa puzhukku:

  • Pour this tempering mixture in the mashed kappa.
  • Mix everything very well.
  • Lastly drizzle 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  • Mix again.
  • Serve kappa puzhukku as a side dish with a kerala main course or with ulli chammanthi, kerala coconut chutney or red chilli chammanthi. You can even have it plain.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Kappa Puzhukku
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 467mg20%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 249IU5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 28mg140%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 99mg120%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 5µg5%
Calcium 36mg4%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 316µg79%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 37mg9%
Phosphorus 51mg5%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How to make kappa puzhukku recipe

A) cooking and mashing kappa (tapioca root):

1. Take 1 tapioca yuca kappa or 500 grams. Rinse it in water first.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

2. Then peel and chop the kappa. Rinse again in water.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

3. Place the kappa pieces in a pan. Do note that the tapioca pieces can also be a cooked in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on medium flame.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

4. Add ½ teaspoon salt or as required.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

5. Add 2 cups water.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

6. Cover the pan with lid and cook kappa on medium flame.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

7. In between do check.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

8. Cook kappa till tender.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

9. A fork or knife should easily pierce through the cooked kappa pieces.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

10. Drain all the water from the cooked kappa.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

11. Mash with a potato or vegetable masher. Keep mashed kappa aside.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

Tempering for kappa puzhukku

12. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a small pan or tadka pan.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

13. Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

14. Let the mustard seeds crackle.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

15. Then add 1 dry red chilli, 1 green chili (chopped) and 7 to 8 curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds till the red chilies change color and the curry leaves become crisp.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

16. Next add 2 tablespoons chopped pearl onions or shallots. You can even use regular onions.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

17. Mix and begin to sauté pearl onions.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

18. Sauté onions till translucent.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

19. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh grated coconut.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

20. Mix well.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

21. Switch off the flame and add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

22. Mix again very well.

making kappa puzhukku recipe

Making kappa puzhukku

23. Pour this tempering mixture in the mashed kappa.

kappa puzhukku recipe

24. Mix everything very well.

kappa puzhukku recipe

25. Lastly drizzle 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

kappa puzhukku recipe

26. Mix again. Check the taste of salt in the kappa puzhukku and if required you can add more salt and mix again.

kappa puzhukku recipe

27. Serve kappa puzhukku as a side dish with a Kerala main course or with ulli chammanthi, Kerala coconut chutney or red chilli chammanthi. You can even have it plain.

kappa puzhukku recipe

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