Kappa Vevichathu

Note: Kappa Vevichathu is a popular Kerala recipe. It is mashed tapioca with coconut. Mostly in Kerala it is served along with Fish curry. Some areas it is called Manja Kappa as it looks yellowish in colour.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time:  30 minutes

Servings:  2 persons

Main Ingredients:  Tapioca / Yuca / Kappa

Cuisine: South Indian, Kerala

Course / Category: Breakfast

Tags: Breakfast, Thattu Kada Food, Evening food



Fresh Tapioca / Kappa: 1 kg

Grated Coconut: 1 cup

Shallots: 5 numbers

Green Chilly: 2 numbers

Curry Leaves : 1 big spring

Garlic: 4 big cloves

Turmeric Powder: ¼ tsp

Salt: as per taste


Peel the outer brown skin and inner pink skin of tapioca. Remove the hard part and edges.

Slice it into thick pieces and wash it thoroughly and repeatedly until.

Grind coconut, shallots, green chilly, curry leaves, garlic and turmeric powder to form a very coarse paste.

Boil the tapioca pieces in water (water level must be more than the level of tapioca) along with salt until tender. It will take 10 to 20 minutes depending upon the type of tapioca.

Drain the water thoroughly, put the paste made on the top of the tapioca and close with a lid.

Keep it on low flame for 5 minutes. The paste will cooked in the steam.

Remove the lid and mash the pieces thoroughly using a wooden piece or back of wooden spatula. I like a completely mashed item. Some like few chunks to bite.

Your Kappa Vevichathu is ready and serve hot with Fish curry or Chilly Chutney or Chicken Curry


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