Back home in Kerala, tapioca is one of the most loved snacks. In the olden days, it used to be grown in most homes, so they would just pluck and prepare, whenever they want. I guess it’s that love for tapioca, that my parents have. When they hear tapioca, or ‘kappa’, they just jump with joy like they’ve found their long lost love. 😛
One of the ways tapioca can be enjoyed is with a nice and tangy chutney.
Tapioca – 2
Coconut oil – 3 tsp
Water – 1-2 tbsp
Shallots – 8-10
Green chilli – 3-4
Tamarind – a 1-inch piece
Salt – as per taste
Step 1: Peel/Chop off the skin of the tapioca. Chop into pieces. Immerse in water. Boil until done.
Step 2: In the mean-time, prepare the chutney. Blend the shallots, green chilli, tamarind. Add 3 tsp coconut oil and 1-2 tbsp water at the end. Add salt as per taste.
Dip and enjoy. 😀
(This kind of boiled tapioca is usually eaten with this chutney, but you could also have it with some spicy fish curry. I had it with both, the chutney and the fish curry. 😉 😀 )