Muringayila Kappa / Drumstick Leaves with Tapioca


3/4 kg tapioca / kappa
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 cup drumstick leaves / muringayila
1 cup grated coconut
4-5 shallots
1 garlic clove
2-3 green chillies
a pinch of cumin seeds
3 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Peel and cut the tapioca into small cubes.
  2. Grind grated coconut, shallots, garlic clove, cumin seeds and green chillies together to a coarse paste and keep it aside.
  3. Cook the tapioca pieces in a pressure cooker adding turmeric powder, salt and enough water for 2 whistles.
  4. Open the cooker and mash it well. Add cleaned drumstick leaves to this, mix well and cook at low flame.
  5. Then add the coconut mixture, mix well and cook till the raw smell goes.
  6. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and pour this seasoning and mix well. Serve hot..

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