Its raining in Dubai right now........The weather is cold, and this dish is suitable for the rainy evenings! I prepared it yesterday evening, of course this evening snack turned out as my dinner too..:) I love to take this as breakfast, lunch etc etc.........
In my place (nearby places of Gvr and Kkm) , we call this dish Kolli ishtu. I have heard some people call it Kappa puzhukku also. I have never seen my umma (mom) added turmeric to this dish. She prepared whitish and not much mashed kolli ishtu.
Ingredients and method
for preparing Kolli ishtu / Kappa puzhukku
Tapioca 2 roots
peel it and cut into small pieces. Remove the fiber part in the center.
small onions 15
garlic cloves 2 big
red chillies dried 3 or 4
curry leaves few
cumin seeds / jeerakam 1/4 tsps
mustard seeds 2 tsps
turmeric powder 1 tsp
coconut grated 2 Tbsps
Boil tapioca pieces with salt and enough water to cover it.(I do pressure cook until one whistle. This depends on the quality of the tapioca.) Drain the cooked water.
Crush small onions, red chillies and garlic cloves together. Heat coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add crushed ingredients,turmeric powder and curry leaves. Saute until the small onions turns little brown colored, add grated coconut. Stir for few seconds. Add cooked tapioca pieces and mix and mash well. Add extra salt if needed.
Enjoy with spicy red fish curry and a hot tea!
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