Tapioca /Maravalli killangu Maisyal | Side Dish for Rice

மரவள்ளி கிழங்கு /Tapioca is one of my favorites, which I can take it any time of the day in any way.I like to have it plain with some spicy fish curry and some times I make like this kottu version for rice. This tapioca is available in papad/appalam form in our native district which I never miss buying when we go there.

Tapioca /Maravalli killangu Maisyal | Side Dish for Rice

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Recipe type: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Serve; 2-3
Author : Babithaa


  • Tapioca- 1\4 kg
  • Coconut-1\2 cup
  • Red chilly-3 to 4
  • Garlic pods-5 to 8
  • Jeera/cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1\2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
Tapioca /Maravalli killangu Maisyal | Side Dish for Rice


1.Peel the skin of tapioca and cut it into small pieces,wash well.

2.Cook with some water till it is little mashable.

3.Meanwhile ground coconut with jeera,garlic pods,turmeric powder,red chili to a coarse texture.

4.Add this mixture to the cooked tapioca, add salt and mix well.

5.Wait for just 3 to 5 min for the masala to blend with kilangu.

Delicious kootu is ready to serve with rice.It will taste heavenly.

Tapioca /Maravalli killangu Maisyal | Side Dish for Rice


1.In our side, they don't temper this kootu, if needed u may temper it. Else you can add some coconut oil before switching off.


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