Healthy, Indian, Kerala, Onion, Tapioca, Uncategorized

Tapioca / Kappa / Yucca stir fry

Hi friends, I’m posting this from our new home. Yes, we moved to Kentucky, bluegrass state. Everything happened so fast. Within 1 week my husband’s office wants him to come to Kentucky. After a short hotel stay, now we moved to our home. ( Hotel stay are tough with kids and in laws). As our things haven’t arrived yet, we are adjusting with what we have. I believe it takes some weeks to get settled down in new place.?

Coming to today’s recipe, it’s simple,yet healthy and tasty dish. This is one staple food in Kerala. Can be had in different ways. Plain cooked , stir fry, with fish or chicken or we can even make biriyani. Yes, I’m talking about Kappa or tapioca. Kappa and Meen pollichathu is a divine combination.

Here I present simple Kappa stir fry. You can have this for breakfast or dinner or as a evening snack.



Kappa / Tapioca/ Yucca root – 1 medium sized

Onion – 1/2 cup chopped

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Channa dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as required

Oil – 1 tsp


  • Peel off the skin of tapioca. Cut into half and pressure cook with required water, turmeric powder and salt for 2 or 3 whistles.
  • When it’s done, drain the water. Cut tapioca into small cubes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds, add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden add onions and curry leaves.
  • Stir till onions turn transparent. Then add cooked tapioca. Add salt if necessary.
  • Serve warm.




  1. You can serve this as such or with fish or chicken curry.
  2. You can add grated coconut too.


  1. Congrats on your new home!

  2. Yummy food as always!
    Cheers to new beginnings, Lathi!

    1. Thank you dear?.. but miss LA?

  3. Hope y’all get settled down smoothly! And as always, thanks for the recipe — it looks delicious! ?

  4. Wow!! This looks yummy. I have never cooked this vegetable before.Now, I will.Thanks for the recipe Lathi.

    1. Thank you so much Anuradha ji?..try for sure.. you will love it?

      1. My pleasure Lathi.I will definitely try this out.

  5. Is tapioca = cassava? Wishing you well in your new home.

    1. Thank you?..yes tapioca is cassava root

  6. I love tapioca .This version of tapioca sounds so yummy.Will try this recipe as soon as possible ?

    1. Thank you so much?.. do try and let me know how it turns?

  7. I LOVE yucca!!! SO SO good! This recipe looks delish!

    1. Thank you Mack?’s my favourite too?

    1. Thank you for reblogging?

  8. Congratulations on your new home. Love this kappa stir fry!!

  9. Joni

    Will have to give this a try! Looks delish. Love yucca.

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