Kappa Stew

Kappa Stew

Kappa stew is a delicious curry, prepared by cooking tapioca in coconut milk and spices. It is very simple and flavor packed dish that requires only minimal ingredients.


  • 2 cups tapioca / kappa, washed and boiled in salted water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon whole pepper corn
  • 1 piece cinnamon, inch long
  • 2 -3 cloves
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 2 -3 green chillies, vertically sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  1. Sauté whole spices and ginger garlic in coconut oil till the raw smell disappears.
  2. Add sliced onions, green chillies and curry leaves, sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add green peas, cooked tapioca, spice powders and thin coconut milk and simmer for 5-7 mins.
  4. Add in the thick coconut milk, bring to a boil and switch off.
  5. Serve kappa stew warm with idiyappam/ vellayappam/ kallappam.

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