Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kappa Vevichathu


Today I am sharing the recipe of Kerala style Kappa Vevichathu / Kappa Kuzhachathu / Mashed Tapioca / Kappa Puzhukku, which is a popular dish of Kerala. Kappa and meen curry is a great combo. I even love to have it with Beef Curry or Chicken curry. Actually my mom used to grow tapioca at our backyards and she prepares this almost everyday. This dish is very easy to prepare and is very delicious too.The toddy shops and house boats back in Kerala are famous for serving delicious kappa vevichathu along with authentic spicy fish curry

Tapioca is also known as Cassava or Yuca. Yuca root is a major source of carbohydrates. A small amount of toxins are present in tapioca which will be removed by boiling. So we have to boil the tapioca at least two times.

Serves ~ 3 Adults

Ingredients

Kappa (Tapioca) ~ 2 Nos ( Medium sized )
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 
Dry red chillies ~ 2-3 Nos
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Salt
Oil

For grinding : -

Grated coconut ~ 1/2 cup
Green chillies ~ 3-4 Nos
Dry red chillies ~ 2 Nos
Garlic ~ 4 cloves
Shallots (Kunjulli) ~ 5-6 Nos
Cumin seeds ~ 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp

Method

  • First using a knife peel the skin of the tapioca. You have to remove both the thin brown color skin and thick pink color skin. Then wash it properly and cut it into medium size pieces. 
  • Then cook the tapioca pieces by adding enough water, till the water starts to boil. Then drain the water and then again start cooking it by adding fresh water along with 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and salt till the tapioca becomes soft.Then again drain it using a colander, but this time you have to drain it nicely and keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile grind coarsely grated coconut, green chillies, dry red chillies, garlic, shallots, cumin seeds and turmeric powder. Just 3-4 pulses in mixer grinder is enough. No need to add water.
  • Then transfer the cooked tapioca pieces to a pan and keep it in a very low flame. This will help in removing any water left in the tapioca pieces even after draining. Then add ground coconut mixture and using the back side of a wooden spoon, mash the tapioca pieces while mixing and remove from the flame. 
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add curry leaves and dry red chillies and pour this to the cooked tapioca.
Enjoy kappa with spicy fish curry / beef curry / chicken curry.

Cheers!!


25 comments:

Swathi said...

Kappa vevichathu looks awesome.

Yummy Team said...

Adipoli clicks! Ethu kannumbol veettilathe kappa puzhukku orma varunnu..Amma undakunna kappa puzhukku kandal ethu pole thanneyirikkum..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious,nice clicks...

Reva said...

Looks lovely ans delicious... The colour is amazing..
Reva

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!tempting pic....adipoli vevichathu!!nice colour!

Priya said...

Yum, very inviting mashed kappas..just give me a spoon,am ready to finish that whole bowl rite now..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have some tapioca brought sterday,you tempt me to try this one!

Soumya..... said...

First time here, So much of rich collections, I made kappa for evening snack today, Lovely!
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divya said...

ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..

Rachu said...

Aww jisha kutti, Not only drooling over kappa but also craving for mom's kappa and houseboats . Those look yumm..
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SheenaBabu said...

perfect n tempting.. really missing enta keralam

Suja Sugathan said...

Ethiri meen curryum koode undengil kushal..adipoli clicks dear,very tempting.

Mari said...

I like this recipe, it something I can do. We call the kappa, yucca.
Thanks for the recipe.

Have a great weekend :)

Deepti said...

Perfect KappaVevichathu...
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Gulmohar said...

I so so love this..Being from Kerala, how couldn't I ;-)

Smitha said...

awesome dish....it looks too yummy and tasty!...
Smitha
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jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

nannayittundu........ aashamsakal.........

An Open Book said...

ayyo enne kothipikkallee.... :)

Satya said...

curry is looking so awesome.

Satya said...

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Kairali sisters said...

Kothipichu..

Pari said...

Wow, stunning pics and such a delicately flavoured dry curry, have never tasted this root but sounds very interesting.

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Madhu said...

This is simply great. I tried this for my dinner.

Thanks again

JishasKitchen said...

@ Madhu - Nice to hear from you and I am so happy to know that you loved it...:)

dr.antony said...

Wow,what is life for a Malayali without kappa and Meen Kari?

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