Sunday, May 4, 2008

Preparation of Mashed Tapioca OR Kappa Purattiyathu

Kappa Puratiyathu (Mashed Tapioca)
You will need:
1. 1 kg tapioca
2. ½ tsp chilli powder
3. 1 cup coconut, grated
4. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
5. 4 garlic cloves
6. ¼ tsp cumin seeds
7. Salt to taste

For the seasoning:
1. 2 dsp refined vegetable oil
2. ½ tsp mustard seeds
3. 2 dsp button onions, chopped
4. 2 dry red chillies, halved
5. A few curry leaves
6. 2 dsp coconut, grated (optional)

1. Peel and chop the tapioca into small pieces. Allow it to cook in plenty of water. Drain and keep aside.
2. Coarsely grind the chilli powder, coconut, turmeric powder, garlic and cumin seeds.
3. Place the tapioca in a deep pan. Scoop out some from the centre and place the ground ingredients in the space created. Add salt to taste and cover with the scooped out tapioca. Mash the tapioca.
4. Cover and cook over low heat.
5. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Ad button onions, red chillies, curry leaves and grated coconut. Saute till brown.
6. Add the seasoning to the tapioca and mix well. Serve hot.

To serve 5

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