Tuesday, November 11, 2008

kappa and meen curry

tapioca is known as poor man's vegetable.most of the kerala people like the combination of kappa and meen curry.the other day my mom in low bought kappa from the vegetable market.though she is a vegetarian, that day i made "kappa vevichthu" and "ulli chamanthi" especially for her ,and meen curry for my hubby and dudu.

kappa vevichathu

Peel and dice the tapioca.
Wash well in cold water and soak it in cold water for few minutes.
Add a little salt and half measure of the turmeric powder to the tapioca with enough water and cook until soft (do not cover and cook) or pressure cook it .


fish -1/2 kg

1/2coconut -grated
red chilly powder -1tbsp
coriander powder -1 1/2 tbsp
small onions -4 to5 peeled
turmeric -1tsp
tamarind pulp -5tbsp
(if you have cocum(kodampuli) you can extract water)
coconut oil -2tbsp
mustard seeds - 1tsp
green chillies -2 slitted
curry leaves -1spring

grind the coconut with red chilly powder,coriander powder,small onions,and turmeric into a very smooth paste.

take a kadai and pour the tamarind pulp and enough water and salt and boil when it start boiling add the cleaned fish pieces.when the fish is done, add the smooth ground coconut paste and boil it in a simmer fire.and stir continuesly. season it with mustard seeds ,green chillies, curry leaves, especially in coconut oil.......


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