Kerala Breakfast Recipes

Kappa/ Tapioca Upma:

Kappa which is called as Tapioca in English is one of the traditional & favorite dish of most Malayalees. They are made in varieties in Kerala such as Kappa puzhangiyatha with chala curry (very famous), Kappa curry with puttu, Kappa Masala curry with chapathi & Kappa Upma. Today Iam presenting before you is Kappa Upma which is very easy to make & tasty. Very few commonly used ingredients are used to make this dish with less time.




  • Tapioca/ Kappa – 1kg
  • Green Chilies – 10nos (cut into slits)
  • Ginger – 2inch (finely chopped)
  • Onion – 2nos (cut into slices)
  • Chili powder – 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  • Mustard seeds/ Rai – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – 10leaves
  • Dry Red Chili/ Kollamulaga – 2nos
  • Coconut oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt as per taste.


  • Clean tapioca nicely & cut into small pieces. Add chili powder, turmeric powder & adequate salt. Pour water into it so that tapioca is nicely immersed in water. Cook chopped tapioca in pressure cooker. When 1st whistle comes, low flame & cook for 10mins.
  • Remove excess water from the cooked tapioca & keep it aside for cooling.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilies & curry leaves.
  • Add green chilies & chopped ginger & sauté well for 2mins in low flame.
  • Then add sliced onion & add little salt. Sauté till onion turn transparent & slight brown in color.
  • Mix cooked tapioca nicely with sautéed onions. Slightly smash tapioca so that it can absorb the flavor of chilies & ginger.

Tapioca/ Kappa Upma is ready to serve hot mainly during rainy season.


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