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Mar 2, 2014

Tapioca Kootu Recipe / Maravalli Kilangu Kootu Recipe / Kappa Kootu Recipe / Marchini Kilangu Kootu Recipe

Tapioca kootu is a best food for lactating moms. Amma makes this kootu for lunch daily during my first three months after pregnancy. I love this so much, that i can have it daily with no boring. Amma makes it little liquidy to go perfect with rice. You can make this thick and have it with meen kari. You can check out all my kootu recipes here and if you want to see more of tapioca recipes, check here..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Tapioca / Maravalli Kilangu - 1 large (around 4 cups when chopped)
Salt to taste
Water to boil tapioca

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1 cup grated
Dry Red Chilli - 4
Garlic - 4 cloves
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp

For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig 


Take tapioca, peel it and cube it into small pieces. Wash them well. Add it to a pot and cover with water. salt it and bring it to boil. Simmer and cook for 15 mins till the tapioca is tender.

Now grind the ingredients given for masala to a smooth paste and set aside.

When the tapioca is cooked, Drain it and add it to the same pot.

Add the masala and mix well. Taste to see for seasoning.

Let it cook for few more mins. If you want you could add some more water.

Now make seasoning, by heating oil and crackling mustard, urad dal and curry leaves.

Once it is crackled, pour that over the kootu. Mix well and serve.

You need a fresh tapioca

Peel them and chop them

Add it to water and salt them

Mix them well

Now make the masala

Grind the ingredients to a smooth paste

Add it to cooked tapioca

Mix well

Cook them for few more mins

Now it is done

Make seasoning

Pour over tapioca

and Serve


  1. hi. Thanx for sharing your recipes. I wanted to ask you, if we can use potatoes in this recipe as well.

    Thankx in advance.

  2. Hi aarathi. I am new fan of ur recipes. This dish looks yummy. U r pointing to coconut. Is it dry coconut or raw one?As i am a lacting mom too, i am awating forb ur rply to make this dish asap.

  3. @Madhu The coconut which i used is fresh coconut

  4. Hi Aarthi,

    Thanks for the recipe. I was searching for this recipe a long time, finally I got it.Thank you so much


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