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Cutlet with Tapioca.

Updated on April 10, 2015
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Tapioca plant.
Tapioca plant. | Source
Ingredients needed for tapioca cutlet.
Ingredients needed for tapioca cutlet. | Source

About Tapioca

Tapioca Plant (Cassava) is one of the main cultivation of Kerala. In Kerala it is called Kappa . It can be cultivated in all seasons. The root of the plant is called tapioca.It is rich with protein and Carbohydrates.Because of its taste almost all the people of Kerala likes it. A plenty of dishes can be made using this.Tapioca chips,tapioca pappad,tapioca fish curry are some examples.

How to cook Tapioca

It is prepared by peeling its skin (The thin brown and thick white skin which is easily removable),cutting into desired shape , then boiling with water.The water should cover the tapioca.Add salt after it is cooked. After draining water Tapioca can be used.

About Cutlets

Cutlets can be made using any ingredients.The only thing to remember is there should be a binding agent to bind the cooked ingredients. Usually Potatoes are used as binding agent. Here i am using cooked and smashed Tapioca as binding agent.

I think i have described clearly about the cooking methods of Tapioca.If it is helpful to the beginners I am satisfied.

Tapioca Cutlet

Tapioca veg cutlets are ready to serve
Tapioca veg cutlets are ready to serve | Source


  • Tapioca -250 gms
  • Beetroot -150gms
  • Carrot -150 gms
  • Green peas -150gms
  • Green chilies -8nos
  • Onion -250gms, chopped
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Oil -3-cups
  • Bread -10 nos, powdered
  • Egg -4 nos
  • Garam masala powder -1tsp
  • Chilly powder -1 tsp
  • Salt -to taste

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 25 pieces

Method of preparation

  • In a Pressure cooker cook Beetroot,carrot,green peas,and peeled tapioca by adding sufficient water.
  • when cooking is done drain water .After cooling remove the skin of carrot and beetroot and smash them.Smash the cooked tapioca also.
  • In a pan add 3 tablespoon of oil and saute the chopped onions ,ginger ,salt and green chilies till golden brown.
  • To this add chilly powder,turmeric powder, .garam masala powder and smashed vegetables and cooked green peas.
  • Saute for two minutes to mix all the ingredients well.
  • After cooling take out small portions from the mixture and make oval shape.

For covering

  • Using a mixer grinder powder the bread slices .
  • Spread the powder in a plate.
  • Beat the eggs well.

Final stage of making cutlet

  • Take out the oval shaped mixture. Dip first into the egg and then into the bread powder till all the part is covered.
  • Repeat the process until all is done.
  • In a thick bottomed pan add oil and fry the cutlets.


  1. Adding salt while sauteing onions make the process faster
  2. Fry the cutlets in a law flame.


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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      It is a good attempt to introduce our traditional food to the rest of the world. Kappa is a protein rich food and was once the favorite item of Malayalees. But we are now running behind fast food which is creating lot of health problems for the people. Keep on writing such nice article. All the best.

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      devisree 3 years ago from India

      Thanks dinkan53 for going through my Hubs.Try this cutlet and enjoy the tastiest product from Kappa.

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      dinkan53 3 years ago from India

      I have never tried tapioca(Kappa) cutlet. Those cutlets look so perfect, i think i will give them a try. Thanks for sharing.