Kappa puzhukku is seasoned, spiced and mashed tapioca root.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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
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.
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.
Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 1mg | Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1mg | Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 28mg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 99mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 5µg | Calcium: 36mg | Vitamin B9 (Folate): 316µg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 37mg | Phosphorus: 51mg | Zinc: 1mg