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Dried Tapioca (Unakka kappa)

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Order Online Dried Tapioca  (UnakkaKappa or Vaattu Kappa)-Kerala homemade fresh nadan unakka kappa

How to prepare dried tapioca (nadan kappa)?

Tapioca is a root extracted from the cassava plant. It is abundantly available in Kerala during the summer season and is called by the different names like ‘Kappa’ or ‘Maracheeni’. The two main tapioca dishes which are popular in Kerala are Chenda kappa (plain boiled tapioca) and Kappa puzhkku (mashed tapioca with grounded coconut).

Procedure for preparing dried tapioca?

Matured tapiocas are parboiled and dried in the sun so that it can be stored for longer periods. These dried tapiocas are called by the name ‘Unakka Kappa’ or ‘Vaattu Kappa’ (വാട്ട് കപ്പ) (dried tapioca). During winter season these dried tapioca or Unakka kappa നാടൻ കപ്പ is normally used for the preparation of ‘Kappa Puzhukku’ or Tapioca with grounded coconut mixture. Fish curry and kappa puzhukku is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Kerala cuisines.

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