Kappa Puzhukku

Kappa Puzhukku

Kappa Puzhukku

Kappa Puzhukku with tangy red colored fish curry is sure to water your mouth. You can also enjoy the dish with a spicy aromatic beef curry or any curry dish of your choice. The authentic traditional dish is one of the easiest dishes that can be quickly prepared at home. Kappa Puzhukku is unique and special with cooked tapioca pieces blended with a roughly ground coconut mixture. Kappa or tapioca is rich in calories and carbs. This is a very popular dish in Kerala and is regarded as common man’s food. Tapioca is sold cheap and hence it turns out the most affordable dish in thattukadas, hotels and restaurants. Kappa or Tapioca is widely cultivated in Kerala and hence the dish is very popular. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing the delicious and traditional dish, first cook tapioca pieces along with salt in a pressure cooker, till it is done.
  • Drain off the excess water.
  • Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds, garlic, curry leaves and turmeric powder along with a little water into a coarse form.
  • Heat up a pan or a kadai.
  • Add cooked tapioca pieces and the coconut mixture and allow it to cook.
  • Stir well, till all the water gets evaporated and it becomes dry.
  • The tasty dish is ready. Enjoy with meen curry as a side dish.


You can visit this link for an awesome dish Kappa Biriyani. You can also visit this link Angamaly Manga Curry.
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Response (7)
  1. M
    Manisha September 16, 2007

    2-3 Shallots along with the ingredients to be ground is a good addition. Along with the mustard and coconut oil as mentioned above.

  2. p
    pinky September 18, 2007

    really yummy…i liked it…

  3. R
    Revathy June 12, 2007

    exactly……..it came out fab!!!!!! the original kerala kappa.Thanks for this recipe..

  4. g
    greeshma binu May 23, 2009

    fantastic ! thanks for your great recipe

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