Kerala Kappa Masala|Tapioca Masala

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Todays post is that of a Kerala style Kappa Masala or Tapioca masala…Kappa or Tapioca is easily available in kerala..In variation to Kappa Vevichathu,this is a dish which does not require any side dish!This is a perfect dish that can had as a delicious snack to satisfy your hunger in the evenings with tea or it can be had as a filling breakfast dish as well!It will leave you happy and filled and it is quite easy to prepare!Check it out!



  • Tapioca/Kappa – 1 cup(Cubed)
  • Garlic – 2 cloves(Crushed with skin on)
  • Dry Red chillies – 2(Teared into 2)
  • Coconut oil – 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – ย a sprig(torn)
  • Split Kadala parippu/Split Bengal gram dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ย a pinch
  • Water enough to cook the tapioca.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Lime Juice – 3 tsp


  1. Was the Tapioca thoroughly,peel and cube it.
  2. Cook the Tapioca with sufficient water and salt until soft and drain the water ย and keep it aside.
  3. In a pestle and Mortar,crush the Garlic and Red chillies.
  4. In a pan,heat oil,add Mustard seeds.When they splutter, add the split Bengal gram dal, Crushed Garlic and Red chillies,along with turmeric powder and saute for till it emits an aroma.
  5. Now add the cooked Tapioca and mix gently so that the Tapioca gets coated evenly with the masala.Sprinkle lime juice and mix well.Add salt if required.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Kerala Kappa Masala|Tapioca Masala

    Traditionally Modern Food said:
    August 7, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Never cooked tapioca .. Heard its healthy.. Looks delicious

      swethadhaara said:
      August 7, 2014 at 4:26 am

      I was wondering how they cook kappa. I ate it just once in Tiruvananthapuram and loved it!! Will try it for sure!!

    Nish Kitchen said:
    August 7, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Miss my favourite Kerala food! Recipe looks yummy!

    radhikasethi said:
    August 7, 2014 at 9:49 am

    It looks really tempting ๐Ÿ™‚

    shalzzzzz said:
    August 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Yum… My husband absolutely love Kappa! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t however ๐Ÿ˜› I’ll make this for him soon..!!
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      food passion and love responded:
      August 7, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks dear….here too my hubbys loves kappa…but I am allergic to it.But I prepare it for him โค

    Chitra Jagadish said:
    August 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Haven’t tried tapioca , this looks inviting shannu will add it up in my grocery list and this is on my to do list….shannu. .

    My Kitchen Moments said:
    August 8, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Kappa Vevichathu is one comfort dish for me. And preparing it is also easy. But i make kappa masala very rarely, because of too much of masala’s in it. But being a Keralite, i have to give kappa masala a try!! Your recipe is my go to recipe for me now. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

      food passion and love responded:
      August 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Aishwarya,I didnt knw dat u wer a malayalee ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy to follow u dear!

        My Kitchen Moments said:
        August 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

        Yes Shannu, I am a part Malayali and part Tamilian. Spend my childhood years and schooling in Kerala and now going to get married to a malayali soon. Happy to have met you dear ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

        food passion and love responded:
        August 11, 2014 at 2:08 am

        Keep in touch Aishwarya!! โค

    Sophie33 said:
    August 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Yummm! A delightful appetizing dish! Yumm!

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