Monday, July 11, 2011

Tapioca with Coconut/Kappa Puzhukku and Small Onion Dip/Chammanthi

Tapioca is widely consumed in Kerala. It is referred to as "Poor man's Food". But today tapioca dishes are very popular and served even in multi star hotels in Kerala. Kappa Puzhukku needs no explanation to the keralites. It's one of the popular dish using tapioca. Kappa puzhukku means boiled and mashed tapioca in ground coconut. This dish is usually served along with fish curry. But I made a small onion dip or chammanthi with it and the combination was simply great.


What you need?

2 Tapioca
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
4-5 Curry Leaves
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Oil
Salt

For Grinding:
3/4 cup Coconut
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 Green chillies
2-3 Garlic cloves
A pinch Turmeric

For Ulli Chammanthi/Small Onion dip:
8-10 Small Onions
3-4 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Red chilli flakes or to taste ( You can use whole dry red chillies also)
Tamarind
Salt
1 tsp Oil

How to prepare?

Peel the skin of the tapioca, wash it well. Now chop the tapioca into small cubes. Add these cubes to a vessel,  pour enough water to this and cook on the stove. When the water starts boiling, remove it  from stove and drain the water. Now fill the vessel with fresh water, add some salt and turmeric. Cook again until the tapioca is fully cooked. It will become soft and a little mushy.Drain the water and keep aside.

Take all the ingredients under For Grinding in a blender. Pulse it 4-5 times to form a coarse mixture.

Heat a little oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and add the curry leaves. Now add the tapioca and slightly mash it. Put the coconut mixture to this. Mix well. The kappa puzhuku or tapioca is ready now.

Preparing Ulli Chammanthi / Small Onion dip:
Heat oil in a pan. Saute small onions, curry leaves, red chilli flakes until the onion turns slight brown. Keep aside this to cool. Grind this along with a little tamarind and salt with a little water to form a smooth paste.

Serve tapioca hot with the ulli chammanthi.


30 Tasty Comments:

Suja said...

Love this combo so much..makes me hungry...yum yum

DD said...

wow this is very new to me looks very awesome!!!

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Amritha Kalyani said...

i love tapioca. i always ate just boiled lightly salted. Haven't tried this version. looks yummmm... also the onion dip looks tempting. am sure it goes well with the tapioca. looks delicious.

julie said...

Adipoli combo..took me back to kerala..

ANU said...

this is also one of my hubby's fav recipe..if he sees ur blog he will fall in love with all the recipes here....especially the Kerala recipes

Biny Anoop said...

ummm enikyum venum one plate....gr8 going

sangee vijay said...

this is one of my mom's fav..she love boiled tapioca with seasoning n also with coconut..your onion dipping is very interesting n easy...very yummy n healthy snack too

Shobha said...

This dish reminds me of pounded yam we used to eat in Nigeria....looks similar.

Vidhya said...

Love this combo,can you share some ;).

Priti said...

Looks delicious ....nice combo

hemalata said...

Delicious and healthy combo.

Vardhini said...

New and looks yummy.

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Hm...can sense the flavour here......

Laxmi said...

Even I've had Tapioca just boiled.. Have not tried this way.. Very new and interesting..

Rani acharyulu said...

This new recipe looks delicious and yummy..

Kaveri said...

yummy combo dear...

Vimitha Anand said...

Hmmm yummy.. My favorite combo..

Treat and Trick said...

Great combo and looks so yum!

Now Serving said...

This looks so tasty and love all the ingredients! YUM - The chutney is a winner too :)

Prathima Shivraj said...

Nice combo, very new recipe for me, bookmarked this delicious looking recipe.

Pushpa said...

Pass me the plate please looks very good.

Food Glorious Food! said...

Lovely creation. Simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

kothiyavunu.com said...

Everlasting combo..love this so much!! Awesome!!

thekitchenaffaire said...

This is such a soothing combination. One of the best dishes I have ever had :D Yummm..

JishasKitchen said...

wow..ethu ende fav aanu..kurachu meen curryum koode undengil kushalayi.....looks yumm

nazarina said...

Is it not awesome how the most humblest of foods of yesterday becomes the most trendiest of foods today? I am in love with this recipe, unfortunately here we only have tapioca pearls, starch & flour.

Radhika said...

Poor man's food will always be loaded with so much health and nutrients all over the world. Thank you for sharing this recipe.



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Loveandcalories said...

ur recipe makes me wanna go back to India!! loving it!!

Deeksha said...

very new recipe! sounds interesting! I liked your onion dip. Yum..

saleena said...

Tapioco is my favourite...It's an excellent combo..Kandiitu kothiyavunnuu..

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