Tapioca, cassava or yuca is known as kappa in Malayalam.Kappa is a popular stable food in kerala.It's a tuberous root, which is starchy and rich in carbohydrates. Also reasonably rich in calcium and vitamin C.
This is a recipe with kappa and fish. Usually it's cooked with fresh fish like sardine or mackerel by my mother. I have tried this recipe with salmon. It tastes equally good, but would always prefer sardine or mackerel.
(If fresh fish is used, cook fish in little water, with little turmeric powder and salt.De bone it.
1 cup - Grated coconut
2 - Green chilli
1 inch piece - Ginger
3 flakes - Garlic
1 - Shallot
1/2 tsp - Jeera
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Red chilli powder
1 tsp - Mustard
Coconut oil / Sesame oil
1 ) Peel the skin off the tapioca and diced it into medium size chunks.
2 ) In a pot add the tapioca and add enough water to cover the tapioca. Add a little salt and cook till the tapioca is cooked. Do not over cook . Drain excess water,if any.
3 ) Add the cooked fish to the tapioca and mix in well.
4 )In a blender coarsely grind the ingredients listed. Add to the tapioca and fish.Add salt as required.
5 ) Season with mustard and curry leaves.
This is a wholesome meal in itself. Very filling and satisfying.