May 2, 2007

Kappa with fish curry

Kappa is very traditional keralite dish usually served in almost every nook and corner of kerala . Growing up I was not a big fan of kappa and always wondered what was it about this root that my parents would enjoy so much usually to have it at least once a month.
Now when I am miles and miles away from my home land I know the feeling which is same when I have a typical traditional Indian dish that reminds me so much of home.

Food has a way of getting you closer to the memories , the stories that we have heard growing up, the experiences .
Now kappa has cast it's spell on me too and surprisingly now I do like kappa.

what u need:
kappa (yucca )- 1 lb bite size
coconut- 1/3 cup
ginger-1 inch
green chillies-2-3
curry leaves-3-4
mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
oil-1 teaspoon
salt to taste

Wash the kappa pieces well then in a pan add enough water with turmeric and salt boil
till the kappa is soft to touch must be easily able to Peirce with a fork.
drain the water and set aside.
grind the coconut, chillies, ginger to paste form.
heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds after they pop add the curry leaves then coconut paste mix for 2 mins add the boiled kappa mix well.
add salt if needed let it simmer for 5- 10 mins.
then serve with fish curry .


FH said...

Beautiful color!! Great recipe,thank you so much:))

Anonymous said...

i love it. then again every keralite loves kappa :):) meen curry has fab color. very tempting!!!!!!

indianadoc said...

Give me red!! Awesome looking curry...btw thanx for dropping in..

Seena said...

Hi mallu,
evide vannittu vellamirakkathe pokan fish curry and it !

Suganya said...

Hi.....Ur recipe is looking good...Great combination. Ur fish curry is YUM!...Mouth watering one... I love it...

Mishmash ! said...

Ohh myy....thats a tempting meen curry and kappa...great colour !!!


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