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Kappa Puttu | Tapioca Puttu Recipe | Puttu Recipe

By Ranjani Raj @ranjaniskitchen

About kappa puttu:

Kappa Puttu is a dish from Kerala, India. It is made with maravalli kizhangu(tapioca) and coconut.Kappa Puttu can be eaten as a dessert or as a breakfast item. You can serve it with jaggery or honey or palm jaggery and grated coconut.


How to serve tapioca puttu recipe?

Serve this puttu as hot with vellam or panai vellam or you can serve the curries you usually serve for other puttu recipes.

Tips to make perfect puttu recipe:

Milk extraction: soak the grated kizhangu in salt for at least 5 to 10 mins that will help to squeeze the milk.

healthy breakfast ideas:

Tapioca recipes:

  • Maravalli kizhangu adai
  • Kerala kappa(sauteed version)
  • Maravalli kizhangu halwa


Ingredients to make kappa puttu recipe:

Main ingredients: Use a good variety of maravalli kizhangu. Don’t use dried ones.

Filler: As always we use for puttu recipes, coconut is the filler for this puttu recipe also.

Video for tapioca puttu recipe:

How to make kappa puttu:

  1. Wash and cut maravalli kizhangu into pieces and halve them.
  2. Remove the outer skin and center the thick strand.
  3. Grate it using a grater, mix with little salt and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, you can easily squeeze the milk.
  5. Squeeze as much as possible and keep aside.
  6. Heat a pressure cooker with water or puttu pot.
  7. In a puttu maker, fill 1 tbsp of coconut and half portion of squeezed kizhangu and then fill with coconut about 1 tbsp fill the remaining portion with kizhangu and final seal with coconut.
  8. Close the lid and place it on the whistle knob.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes, and you can smell the aroma of cooked kizhangu.
  10. Now take the puttu maker and serve it hot with jaggery or palm jaggery or banana.


What are the other names for kappa?

Kappa is maravalli kizhangu in tamil and tapioca in english.

What is the difference after squeezing milk from tapioca?

If we are making the puttu without squeezing the milk, the puttu is more sticky and rubbery.

When is the right time to serve this kappa puttu?

For breakfast it will be filling and healthy.or you can serve as a snack during evening time. 


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