Tapioca is also known as Cassava or Yuca (ചീനി or  കപ്പ ). This root vegetable of Latin American origin is a rich source of carbohydrates. A small amount of toxins are present in tapioca which will be removed by boiling couple of times  & draining the water.Kappa Vevichathu (കപ്പ  വേവിച്ചത്‌)  is a common man’s preparation of Kerala. This in combination with fish curry is a popular combo from poor-man’s kitchen -now a day – to even to 5-stars hotels in Kerala. It also goes well with Beef or Chicken curry.  This dish is very easy to prepare and is very delicious too.


For kappa
  1. Sliced Kappa    :    1/2 kg
  2. Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste

For masala

  1. Coconut   : 1/4 to 1/2 c (to individuals taste choice)
  2. Dried red chillies   : 4
  3. Jeera        : 1/4 Tsp
  4. Garlic gloves : 3
  5. Turmeric :  1/2 Tsp

For seasoning

  1. Mustard.   : 1/4 Tsp
  2. Oil.      : 2 Tsp
  3. Dry red chillies : 3
  4. Curry leaves  : 3 sprigs


  • Coarse grind the masala ingredients.
  • Boil the kappa with enough water to cover the kappa
  • Once it boiled well drain the water and fill the water , add turmeric and little salt
  • Cook the kappa well and drain the water
  • Smash the kappa with any wooden spoon or mathu- മത്ത് ( I used mathu for smashing)
  • Add the ground masala and mix everything very well.
  • In a pan/ kadai pour the oil
  • Add the mustard seeds wait to splutter and then add chillies and curry leaves and sauté
  • Add the smashed kappa and mix well
  • If the kappa is dry sprinkle some water
  • In a low flame keep it for another 2 -3 minutes


Method steps

Method steps


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