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Monday, August 13, 2018

Kappa Soya Cutlet | Tapioca Cutlets (Step by Step Pics)

Tapioca is a versatile vegetable and can be used in many different recipes. My previous post of kappa (tapioca) vadas is a super duper hit at home and so these days am exploring the staple vegetable of Kerala though only few best ones see the lime light ;) Isn't it very good ?  Tapioca is a fibrous vegetable but not very good for diabetics as it is full of starch.
Coming back to today's recipe - Have you tried making cutlets with tapioca? Yes..you heard it right,tapioca acts as a binder just like potatoes. So, it is very good to incorporate this fibrous veggie and make cutlets.Cutlets are a family favorite here and so any type of cutlets is always welcome. Kappa can be added to any cutlets just like you add potatoes and enjoy making them at home. Try these out !!



Preparation time~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
Serves ~ 12 cutlets
Author ~ Julie

Ingredients
kappa /tapioca 1 1/4 cup or 1.5 cup mashed
soya chunks1 1/4 cup cooked
onion 1 medium sized;fine chopped
green chillies 2; fine chopped
ginger -garlic paste 1 tsp
curry leaves torn bits a sprig or thandu
garam masala 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
salt to taste
oil  1tbsp

bread crumbs 1/2 cup
egg 1
Oil for deep frying


How did I prepare ?
  • Boil the tapioca(kappa) as you normally do or go through this post to learn cleaning the tapioca and then boiling. Cook until very well cooked,drain water and keep aside to cool. When the tapioca pieces are easy to handle then remove the thick middle strand and any fibrous strands. Mash the tapioca(kappa) with a potato masher until smooth like mashed potatoes.
  • In the mean time,boil the soya in enough water for 5 mins. Drain this water once its cooked and then rinse 3-4 times to remove the smell of soya chunks. Squeeze water completely each time after rinse. Now,add this to a blender jar and pulse twice to crush the soya chunks in a mince type soya.


  • Heat oil in a pan and add the ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell disappears and the paste looks slightly roasted. Add the finely chopped onion,green chillies and curry leaves. Add a pinch of salt and saute until slightly browned. Add in the spice powders  on low flame and then add in the soya mince. Add salt as needed and keep sauteing till the water content is completely dried up and the masalas are finely coated.
  • Add the mashed tapioca(kappa) and mix well to combine. Switch off flame and leave to cool.

  • Beat an egg in a bowl well, keep aside. Spread the bread crumbs in a plate. Now,divide the mix in 12 divided balls. Flatten them slightly to the shape of cutlets. Dip these in egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs to coat well.
  • Heat oil in a pan or wok and fry the cutlets once the oil is hot. Fry evenly all sides and don't over crowd the wok. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm with ketchup.

NOTES
* You can use chicken or any other meat other than soya to make these cutlets.
* If your cooked tapioca doesn't mash smooth then its better to add in a blender jar after removing the fibrous strands and pulse once or twice(without adding any water).
* Remember to remove the cutlets from paper towel as soon as you feel they have soaked the excess oil else the cutlets turn soggy. Removing from paper towel and storing in dry plates will keep crispy.

Check out few more cutlet recipes -
* Baked Chicken Cutlets
* Fish Cutlets
* Broccoli Cutlets
* Baked Vegetable Cutlets
* Soya Cutlets


5 comments:

Angie Schneider said... Best Blogger Tips

So nicely golden and crunchy with such a soft tender center! They are simply perfect.

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy cutlets!Lovely clicks :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and tasty cutlet

Marisa G Thermofan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Julie. I've never tasted tapioca and seems that it isn't very good for me. Despite this, I have no doubt that your cutles are delicious and perfect.
Have a nice day!

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a unique and new cutlet for me.. Looks yum and appetizing :)