Aug 6, 2012

Kappa Appalam (Tapioco Appalam)

Kappa -Marachini- Sabudana,Tapioca or Yuca can be prepared many ways back home in Kerala we prepare Kappa Puzhukku, kappa vathal and kappa appalms
In Kerala it is widely used either boiled or cooked with spices.Thinly sliced tapioca chips and Tapioca is a stable food of the common man in Kerala.Tapioca is a stable food in some regions and used as thickening agent mainly in foods. It is gluten free.
I use one small Tapioca for making appalams and can get  about fifty appalams. It is cheap and very very easy to make. Try this and let me know.

Ingredients
  • Tapioca...............................1
  • Red Chili Powder................1tsp
  • Coconut Oil.........................1tsp
  • Asafoetida...........................1/2tsp
Appalam/Vathal/ Karavadam
Kappa Appalam
Salt to Taste
Appalam/Vathal/Karavadam
Kappa Appalams

Method
  • Remove the skin of the Tapioca and cut into pieces.
  • Grind with water in a blender   and it grinds fast.
  • Heat  a pan add ground Tapioca, double water, salt, asafoetida chili powder and oil.
  • It starts boil and change its colour.
  • Let it cool. Spread one tsp dough in a plastic sheet  in round shape.
  • Dry in the sun  and when it dries it comes from the sheet.
  • Keep it in container.
  • Fry it and eat with sabar/ rasam rice or with coffee.
  • Can do this in microwave those don't want oil.

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