Monday, February 21, 2011

Kappa with Onakkameen/Dry fish and Tapioca

Boiled tapioca seasoned with dry fishes enriched by coconut and onions!

  1. Tapioca- 3/4 kg
  2. Dry fish- 3/4 cup
  3. Onion-1,thinly sliced
  4. Grated Coconut- 1 cup
  5. Garlic- 4 pods,sliced
  6. Mustard- 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Red chilly powder- 2 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Coriander powder-1/2 teaspoon
  9. Turmeric powder- A pinch
  10. Salt- 1-2 teaspoon,as required
  11. Curry leaves- 10nos
  12. Oil-2 tablespoon
  13. Water- to boil tapioca
  1. Rinse well the dry fishes to remove any excess salt(rinse just once if unsalted)
  2. Boil the tapioca with a little salt and pinch of turmeric,drain and keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan, keeping aside 1 teaspoon oil and fry the rinsed dry fishes with little turmeric (and salt if unsalted) till crispy,remove from fire.
  4. Meanwhile crush with hands, onions,garlic,grated coconut ,red chilly powder,salt.
  5. Add the cooked tapioca to the pan with fishes along with the crushed onion spice mix.
  6. Mix thoroughly so that masala is spread all over the tapioca.
  7. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in another pan and season mustard seeds and curry leaves,pour them to the tapioca.
  8. Heat covered in low flame for 5 mins
  9. Remove from fire,move onto serving dish.
Serve the tapioca with dried fishes hot! Give a try.

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