Paal Kappa/Tapioca In Coconut Milk

Paal kappa is a popular delicacy of Kerala cuisine.This is  prepared using tapioca in coconut milk .This goes well with spicy Kerala fish curry and shallots chammanthi.

Paal Kappa ulli chammanthi (1)


  1. Tapioca(cut into cubes) – 1 kg
  2. Shallots – 6
  3. Garlic – 2
  4. Cumin seeds – 1 pinch
  5. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  6. Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  7. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  8. Salt
  9. Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs


  1. Boil tapioca with salt and water till tapioca pieces are cooked well.Once it is done, strain the water.
  2. Grind shallots,garlic and cumin seeds to a paste.
  3. Heat a pan and transfer the tapioca pieces into it.Add the shallot paste and coconut milk to it .Mix well.
  4. Once it starts to boil, add grated coconut ,curry leaves and coconut oil to it.stir well..
  5. Remove from fire.


Paal Kappa ulli chammanthi (3)

For Ulli chammanthi

  1. Shallots –8
  2. Green Chilly – 3
  3. Salt
  4. Coconut oil

Grind shallots,green chilly to a coarse paste.Add salt and oil to it..

Paal Kappa ulli chammanthi (4)



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