Naadan Kappa Puzhukku is a traditional styled classic dish, very popular in Kerala Cuisine that goes well with fish/beef curry. So tell me, which is your favorite- kappa with meen curry? Or kappa with mulaku chammanthy? I fail words to describe this yummy combo, an enjoyable and favorite dish. Mashed kappa is cooked with a mildly spiced coconut base and that makes the dish yummy. Whenever I think about the dish, it makes me feel nostalgic and memories come gushing to my mind. Naadan Kappa Puzhukku is available in restaurants, hotels and even toddy shops in Kerala. This is an economical dish that everyone can afford. Tapioca is cultivated in plenty in Kerala and hence it is cheap and affordable. Tapioca is regarded a staple food in Kerala. This is one of the authentic dishes in Kerala devoured with enthusiasm and delight. Tapioca is available all year round in Kerala.
Be very careful when you are buying tapioca from outside Kerala stores. Though the outside skin seems and looks fine, check whether the inside is stale and damaged. Damaged ones take long to cook and it will be hard. You can check the inside of raw tapioca by scratching a little of the outside skin. If it looks white and firm, then it is fine. If it looks yellowish with grey streaks, then discard them. This is one of the easiest dishes in Kerala Cuisine that requires minimum ingredients and takes very little time. Fish curry with tapioca is undoubtedly a true delicacy in Kerala Cuisine. Tapioca is nutritious, rich in carbohydrates and other nutrients. However those with diabetes ailment, stay away from the starch rich diet that hikes glucose levels. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the dish with your family.