03 February 2014

Kappa Ularthiyathu | Kerala Style Tapioca Fry

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Kappa Ularthiyathu

Quick and easy Kerala style tapioca fry ,usually served with fish curry or any other spicy gravy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 people
  1. Tapioca (Kappa),cleaned and cubed-2 cups
  2. Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  3. Green chilies,cut vertically-2 nos
  4. Shallots,sliced-2 tbsp
  5. Curry leaves- 1 or 2 sprigs
  6. Dry red chilies,cut into two -2 to 3 nos
  7. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  8. Grated coconut-2 tbsp
  9. Hot water -1 tbsp(if required)
  10. Salt-to taste
  11. Water-to cook tapioca
  12. Oil-as required

  • In a large pan, add tapioca,water and salt to taste.Cook until it is soft.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add green chilies,shallots( i used onion),curry leaves and red chilies.saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add grated coconut and mix well.Add the cooked tapioca and mix well until combined.Add more salt ,if required.Mash it gently,if desired.( If you feel it is a bit dry,add 1 or 2 tbsp of hot water and mix well).
  • Cook for one more minute.
  • This can be served with:
    or any other spicy gravy.


    1. looks so yum.. I also love this stir fry

    2. Kappayum meen mulakittathummm super tasty when served in vazhayilla

    3. That looks really awesome!!! Kappa with fish curry is the combo to die for!!!

    4. beautifully done...best combo with fish curry!

    5. I didnt even know that you get Tapioca like that !! How silly of me !

      Never tasted this, hmm.. will have to find some store you keep the fresh roots.. good recipe !

    6. Recipe try cheythu.Valare nallathaayirunnu.Thank you so much dear...


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