Facebook Google Plus Twitter Pinterest Blog

Kappa Masala / Seasoned Tapioca / Yuca / Cassava

Kappa Masala / Seasoned Tapioca / Yuca / Cassava

Kerala Kappa Masala Recipe / How to Make Kappa Masala / Tapioca Masala Recipe.

Hi everyone, I am posting today a super duper Kappa recipe which you can have and served as an appetizer or as a main course. On my way back home from school today I saw a lady selling tapioca / kappa. I found it so fresh and I asked my driver to buy it so that I could make it in the evening.

I wanted to take step by step pictures of cooking process, but due to lack of time, decided to take only final pictures.. 

Tapioca is a well relished root food all over the world, a rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and organic compounds. Tapioca is also known as Yuca or Cassava which is to be boiled twice in order to remove its toxins. It improves digestion and metabolic activities. Kappa Masala / Tappioca Masala is very tasty and easy to prepare. So you can make it as an evening snack too. I love to have Kappa with just grated coconut..

Here is the recipe of the awesome and very popular dish of Malayalees, Kappa Masala..

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
Serves – 4

Ingredients for Kappa Masala:

Tappica / Kappa – 1 medium piece
Water – to immerse in while boiling Tapioca
Salt – to taste
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp.

For seasoning:

Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.
Split Urad Dal – 1 tsp.
Dry Red Chilly- 2 no
Green Chilly – 1 small
Garlic (crushed) – 2 small
Shallots / kunjulli – 4 no
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Grated Coconut – ½ cup

Method of Tapioca Masala Recipe:

Clean Tapioca very well and peel it. Wash it thoroughly. Chop it in to small and rough pieces by driving the knife in and then split it off from the centre of tapioca.  Pour sufficient water to this and boil it. Once it is completely boiled drain off water and again pour the same amount of water to cover tapioca. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix it and cook it until the tapioca pieces are soft. Once it is cooked, drain off excess water from tapioca and keep it aside.

Now take pan and heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add in urad dal, dry red chillies, green chilly, crushed garlic, shallots and curry leaves in order. Sauté it on medium heat for few minutes. Add the cooked tapioca into it and mix it well with the masala until the tapioca is coated well with the onion masala. Add in the grated coconut and mix everything together.

Kappa Masala is ready to be served now.

My Recipe Notes on Kappa Masala:

1. You can use coconut oil too.
2. Always use fresh Tapioca.
3. Boiling time of Tapioca depends on the quality of tapioca. Usually white tapioca cooks faster than the yellowish one. It’s better to cook yellow tapioca in the pressure cooker.
4. Adjust the spices as per your tastebuds.

Pictorial of Kappa Masala:




                                                                                                    Serve Kappa Masala with your loved ones.

Happy Cooking



Feel Free to: ✔ Share this Recipe ✔ Add yourComments and ✔Subscribe

Links to this post
Create a Link


Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Please input your rating

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog . Each of your comments are really valuable for me which motivates me to post more and more. I appreciate your valuable comments and suggestions. Hope you liked my space and please keep visiting for new recipes. Please do not leave comments with links to your blogs , events and advertisements.

  • Nyvaeh (2017-01-04 04:44:09)
    I’m a sucker for anything with Tapioca. A different version and am going to make it in the week end.
    Seena Koshy (2017-01-22 20:36:32)
    Thanks a lot Nyvaeh. I hope you would love this version.. :)
  • Elif (2015-05-11 10:24:46)
    Hi, I found your blog on this new directory of Word Press Blogs. I just clicked it and here I am. Your blog looks super good with delicious recipes, well written explanation and nice clicks. Have a nice day. James.
    Seena Koshy (2015-06-12 04:43:47)
    Thanks a lot James for those inviting words. Keep visiting, I know that from here onwards it wouldn’t be accidental!!
  • Jacob (2015-03-05 21:57:04)
    Really amazing. Expecting more items (Central Travancore) in future. All the best Seena.
    Seena Koshy (2015-03-08 02:50:56)
    I will add more from Central Travancore.. Gratitude..
  • remya sean (2015-02-26 20:21:13)
    Seena Koshy (2015-03-08 02:52:17)
  • padma (2015-02-24 20:59:22)
    Never tried this before...Thanks for sharing this lovely dish:)
    Seena Koshy (2015-03-08 02:53:07)
    Oh really? Hope you will try this soon..
  • Remya (2015-02-24 06:21:06)
    Mouthwatering here...pass me a platter
    Seena Koshy (2015-03-08 02:54:08)
    thank you dear..

Related Post

You may also be Interested in

Related Articles


Thank you for visiting Seena's Food Basket. If you found this recipe useful, please don’t hesitate to leave your comments and feedback about our posts. Share it with your friends today. All it takes is a simple click on the icons below. It will keep us motivated. Thank you. :)


About Me

Hi there, I am Seena Koshy, a teacher by profession, a triple Master’s Degree Holder by qualification, a Food Blogger, a passionate Food Photographer, whose ultimate pleasure lies in cooking. My passion for food is portrayed in my recipes which are tested in my kitchen and tasted by my family. I love to spend quality time in experimenting and cooking. Thank you for stopping by our food blog, where you can find well-crafted recipes.

Read More..

Subscribe Recipe