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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Kappa Puzhukku(Puzhungiyathu) & Mulaku Chammanthi | Boiled Tapioca & Red Dry Chillies Chutney

A very old traditional authentic dish of Kerala is the boiled tapioca(kappa puzhukku or kappa puzhungiyathu).The famous combo with this is the kanthari(green chillies chutney),many of the keralite homes had this for breakfast or lunch in the southern parts of Kerala.Years passed by and now things have changed there too,now we get to see this stuff only in the thattukadas(street shops).But being miles away from home,we alawys cherish the good old memories of Kerala.I wasn't a big fan of tapioca when in India but our taste buds keeps changing ryt.So has I wish to have these traditional ones a lot,probably distance from home has brought out my craving for these foods.Anyways,am happy that I could get yuca here and so could make this at home.This mulaku chammanthi (red dry chillies chutney)is a deadly addictive combo,just loved this.The chutney is bookmarked from Sangeetha.Enjoy trying out at home:-)

for boiled tapioca/ yuca/ kappa
Yuca/tapioca 3 lbs(1.5 kg)

for red dry chillies chutney/ mulaku chammanthi
red dry chillies 8
pearl onion 4-6 (peeled & whole)
tamarind 1 small gooseberry size ball
vinegar 1 tsp
hot water 1 tbsp
turmeric powder 1/6 tsp
curry leaves
coconut oil 2tsp


FOR BOILED TAPIOCA (Kappa Puzhungiyathu)-
-Peel the skin of tapioca (both the brown and thick pink color)until you reach the white part.
-Cut in cubed pieces,wash under running water until the water turns clear from milky white.
-Boil the tapioca in a thick bottomed vessel with enough water(water level above the tapioca cubes).Wait till it starts to boil,let it boil for 3 minutes.Remove from flame,drain the water completely.
-Add the same amount of water and boil over again with salt. Cook until its done.(Mine got done within 12 minutes)
-Drain the water and serve with chutney or spicy fish curry or mulakku dip!!

-Heat oil in the pan and roast the chillies followed by the peeled pearl onions until lightly browned on low medium heat.(Check not to burn chillies)
-Allow to cool and grind the roasted chillies,shallots,and tamarind to a coarse paste without adding water,if required add the 1 tbsp of hot water.
-Transfer the mixture in a bowl,add vinegar,salt and oil used for frying.Mix and let it stand for 5-7 minutes to enhance the flavors.
-Serve it with kappa puzhungiyathu(boiled tapioca) /idlis/ dosas/ curd rice,Enjoy!!

Servings ~ 3-4 adults

* You can use equivalent amount of red chilly powder too and can use chopped onion instead of shallots but it tastes best with the original ingredients mentioned.

Sending this to EP Series :Curry leaves or Red Dry Chillies hosted by Poonam @ Spicy Aroma


chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

Chutney looks recipe for me will try this out...

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie

The chutney looks so yummt. Excellent color.

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, guess what..we had kappa today too...your dish looks yummy.

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

Delicious Dish !!! Nice combo:)))

Surely it's a must try recipe:)

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simran said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting!....looks good.

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very interesting combination

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to try this combo...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

i like boiled tapioca.. but never had with chutney..

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Tapioca and chutney seems to be a delicious combo..Love tapioca. My mom used to make a stir fry with it..

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new to me.. must try! said... Best Blogger Tips


Myvegfare said... Best Blogger Tips

boiled Tapioca & sweet potatoes, reminds me of my MIL, she always used to boil and eat them. nice recipe so simple and delicious., should try it out sometime

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow nice combo :)

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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh no..this is not fair Julie..Torture..Real yummy.especially that chammanthy.vayil vellamoorunnu.

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

the combo looks great....chutney looks very spicy and mouthwatering :)

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh kothiyavunnu Julie.. now i have to get some and make it. its been a while.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious, new to me.

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, the chutney brought back so many memories.
However, tapioca is not a 'traditional' or common breakfast dish in South Malabar. It is more common towards South Kerala- maybe Thrissur onwards! :-)

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Kappa puzhiyanthum chammanthium adipoli Juile.

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and delicious curry ....

Shylaja said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting chutney.Looks delicious

Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy but what is tapioca ?

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Inde all time fav...Adipoli combo...

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me...interesting anyway!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

a new recipe to me.. looks spicy and defintely shd taste gr8.. thanks for sharing..

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very interesting recipe. Will have to try it.

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli kothiyakunnu

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

nice combo

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy and delicious combo..

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting chammanthi...Nice combo..
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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, this looks very yummy-nice and spicy.
we also do boil tapioca and eat with grated coconut mixed with a little sugar. a little sweet but yummy too. love to try out yours with curry leaves added.
have a nice day

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

wowww next time i will make this chutney with kappa puzhukku..

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

ayyoe kothippichu

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Best combo,kothipichu :)

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

We grew tapioca at home when we were kids! But we mainly made chips out of them!

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh Julie, this literally is making my mouth water to overflow. Chammanthi looks great, served on the banana leaf, it is great eats, indeed! said... Best Blogger Tips

hi...julie....pls accept ur award from my space @

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my fav combos, both looks delicious, i too prepare this often :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

A very good color and looks great.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...Tapioca with chutney...Lovely n interesting...very new to me..Chutney sounds very spicy n delicious...

wisata outbound malang said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice blog :)
salam kenal sobat :)
di tunggu kunjungan balik.nya ya !terimakasih ...

Deep Krishna Dubai said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering...Juls...

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Gosh!! my mouth is really watering Julie! Lipsmacking chutney..I feel like having this right now!

Gluten-Free Flour said... Best Blogger Tips

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