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Boiled Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu

Boiled_Tapioca_Maravalli_Kappa_Kizhangu_1Here is simple, easy to cook Boiled Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu for breakfast or as tea-time snack.

Tapioca or cassava is an edible root. In Kerala and in some parts of Tamil nadu, it is consumed as boiled roots with curries. Starch obtained from this is used in sago preparation. Sago or Sabudana or Jawarisi is used in making puddings and other savories. Tapioca is gluten free and has vitamin B9, calcium, iron and omega acids with dietary fiber. Tapioca is also used to make yummy chips.

Tapioca is known as Kappa Kizhangu (கப்ப கிழங்கு) or Maravalli Kizhangu (மரவள்ளி கிழங்கு) in Tamil.


  • Tapioca medium size – 1 no
  • Salt – as per taste



  • Wash tapioca well and cut into pieces as needed.


  • Boil for 10 minutes in (salt added) water or till cooked.

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  • Peel the skin.

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  • Cut into small pieces and serve warm (here it is shown with tea).


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  • Priya December 29, 2011, 3:53 pm

    Would love to have some rite now,just love it..

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