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Unakka Kappa Vevichathu(Dry Yuca Cooked)

Posted by Annita on November 6, 2008

In Kerala,Kappa/Tapioca/Cassava is also considered to be a staple food just like rice mainly because it is inexpensive and is widely available.We could eat Kappa for breakfast,as a evening snack or for dinner.Kappa can be grown very easily,only thing you’ve to taken care is the attack from rats.

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Variety of deliccacies can be prepared from fresh Kappa,and the most popular one is Kappa kuzhachathu with meen curry.Unakka Kappa/dry Cassava is not much appreciated when compared to the fresh ones.It is nothing, but tapioca peeled,washed,sliced/diced, boiled and dried in the sun.This can be stored for years and gives out a totally different flavor when cooked.

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This dish used to be a regular at my amma’s place in Erumely.Its a very simple preparation and is usually served with Ulli chammanthi or Kanthari Mulaku (a kind of chilly called bird’s eye chilli) Chammanthi.

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Ingredients :-

Unakka Kappa/Dry Cassava – 4 cups
Fresh grated coconut – 1- 2 cups(use it according to your taste..I like it with more coconut)
Green chillies chopped- 6-10 (again use it accordingly)
Shallots sliced – 8-10
Salt – to taste
Coconut oil – as needed

ingredients

Method:-

Wash the kappa pieces well and soak it overnight or for 8 hours.Drain and add around 5-6 cups water to kappa and allow it to boil.Strain the water and add fresh water to it again and cook kappa until it turns soft.If you’re using a pressure cooker ,cook for 1 whistle.Strain the water again and let the kappa cool.

Take a big bowl and add coconut,shallots,green chillies and salt into it.Mix them together with hand.Add kappa pieces into it and combine them well.Add 3-4 tsps of coconut oil into it and mix them together with hand.Serve with chammanthi of your choice.

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Note :-You can prepare Kappa Kuzhachathu (with ground coconut-cumin paste) with Unakka Kappa also.After the kappa gets cooked,follow the procedure of Kappa Kuzhachathu recipe.

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Also check out Inji’s Kappa Puzhukku with Unakka Kappa

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9 Responses to “Unakka Kappa Vevichathu(Dry Yuca Cooked)”

  1. I remember having this when we visited kerala.nice one.

  2. angela said

    hey i always think of commenting but too lazy i guess……… but i luv ur blog. i think it’s one of the best mal cook blogs. u explain things in a simple yet comprehensive manner. recently did ur chicken vindaloo n it was v v good.
    keep blogging………n thks a ton for the effort……
    best regrds

  3. Bindu said

    hey Annita!

    this looks so tempting and out of this world! thanx. I also wanted you to know, I found cooked frozen chinese potato in one indian grocery stores y’day. The brand is “Daily Delight”. IT is a company that makes lot of kerala snacks frozen. ada,appam..you name it. I was so delighted to have found it. I am going to try your koorkka recipe tomorrow itself! yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…..

  4. viji said

    Hi Annita,
    Happy New Year.
    Wov nice dish. I like kappa very much. Sometimes we get fresh one in Market Basket.
    This is also nice idea. I want to try. Nice recipe.
    I want to tell u MY site also lot of kerala dishes & breakfasts there. Whenever get time jus visit.

    I want to add your website too.

    indiaculture.wordpress.com

    thanks

  5. Susmitha said

    hi Annita…….

    thx a lot for this recipe…. My hubby loves this dish but every time ask around for this recipe, I just end up getting confused… I even went and bought the Dried Kappa on my last visit, and my Mom-in-law send over a whole load more……all lying untouched till now…. So today is unakka Kappa Day!!!!

    thx a lot!!!!

  6. pumpkinbasket said

    Hi annita

    The recipe is nice, but try putting fried brown rice/ kithari ( fried in coconut oil) which make the kappa more tasty..

  7. salary said

    Aw, this was a very nice post. In concept I wish to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means seem to get one thing done.

  8. Ajay said

    This is a very nice recepie…although to make it work it takes quite a bit of tries..

  9. emilscaria said

    hi
    post you leave here ,feeling to back to home with my grand mother
    http://www.idea-uae.com/chef-emil

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