January 13, 2012

Kappa Thoran /Boiled tapioca stir fry

Tapioca/Yucca/Kappa - 500 gm , skin removed and cut into drum shaped pieces
Onion- 1 sliced
Green chillies - 2-3 cut lengthwise
Garlic - 1 clove(optional)
Grated coconut - 1 handful (optional)
Chicken masala - 1- 2tsp
Coconut oil 
Curry leaves
Red chillies
1.Boil tapioca pieces in enough water with salt .Drain excess water when tapioca is cooked. Take care not to get tapioca mashed by over cooking
2. Cut the cooked tapioca pieces into bite size cubes (1-2 inches size)
3.Heat oil in a pan/cheena chatti .Splutter mustard seeds
4.Add red chillies, curry leaves ,garlic , green chillies and saute.Now add sliced onions .and saute well till they turn brown.
6.Add the  chicken masala powder and tapioca pieces and mix everything well .
7.If you are adding coconut , add it now and mix .Grinding not needed
Note :Though it is called 'Thoran'/stir fry , you can have it as a snack or a main dish. It tastes very good with tapioca we get in Kerala .The tapioca we get in US has bitter taste some times.

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