How to prepare kappa puzhukku

How to make kappa puzhukku

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Total time: 40 mins


  • Tapioca, cubed- 2
  • Water- to cook tapioca
  • Salt- little

To grind:

  • Coconut, grated- 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 cloves
  • Green chili- 1 or 2
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- enough to grind into a coarse paste

For tempering:

  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Small onions, chopped small- 3
  • Red dry whole chili- 3
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig


Remove its skin from tapiocas, cut it into cubes, wash under water.

Boil tapiocas with water and little salt and turmeric until it turns tender and well cooked or pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles.

Drain the water and keep separate.

Into a blender, grind the above mentioned “to grind ingredients” to a coarse paste.

Into a large saucepan, add cooked tapiocas and ground paste.

Cook it for about 5 to 10 mins until it start to thicken and combine well.

If you want to slightly mashed up the tapiocas with the help of wooden spoon.

Remove from heat and keep it separate.

Serve it with fish curry or chilli chutney.

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