Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Yucca/kappa is a very popular root vegetable in South America.In India its largely consumed in the southern part of India ,mainly kerala.Kanji kappa is one popular dish there.Yucca/kappa is high in starch and calcium.The best and simplest way to eat this root vegetable is by simply cooking it in salt water till tender and serving along with shallot tamarind chutney.Thats how my hubby and i like it.Ones in a while we do want something else prepared from it.Last week after we bought a big fat one,i kept thinking what other than the usual can i prepare from it? Thats when the idea of making fritters of it struck me.The result was simply delicious.I simply boiled and cooked it in salt water,cut it into 2" high strips,dipped in besan batter and deep fried.This one is a must try.Here is the recipe.


Yucca root - 1 whole,peeled,cleaned and cut into large chunks
Oil for deep frying

For Batter:-

Besan flour - 1 cup
chilli pdr - 1 tsp
asafoetida - a pinch
water - enough to make a batter(consistency-not too thin nor too thick)
salt to taste


In a vessel,add the yucca chunks,pour enough water to cover it and add salt.Cook it until its
tender but firm.Remove from water,pat dry and cut it into 2" length strips.Keep aside.
In a bowl mix all the ingredients needed for the batter.Keep aside.
Heat oil.Drop the strips one by one into the batter,coat it well and carefully drop it in the hot oil.Fry it till golden brown.Remove and place it on paper towel to remove excess oil.Serve hot.


Roopa said...

mmmm Ranji, that looks sooooo tasty , crunchy on outside and tender inside , hope I cna eat it someday when I come to your place :) Making Kappa like this is new for me, thanks for sharing, looking forward to make it next time we buy yucca:)

Happy cook said...

I love kappa, i have never had them like these. I like it boiled and served them with onion and freen chillie chutney.
These look yummy, wish i had atleast one piece to have a taste

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so cool. Looks nice. Great for cold evenings. YUM!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

kappa fritters sound delicious!!! sure it tasted great!!

Cham said...

I steam the kappa and have it! This one sounds a great snacking idea!

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..that is a new dish Ranji..I always have it boiled or make upkari..this is a great idea!!

Vij said...

Looks lovely! delicous one.Would try this for sure

Purnima said...

Beautiful shape n perfectly fried! Yummyyyy...! Tks for sharing!

Suma Rajesh said...

wht a unique snack out of kappa...v have usually kappa with meen curry...this is gud idea of tranforming into an appetizer...great job ranji..

DEESHA said...

nice recipe, dear

Andhra Flavors said...

something different bajji.

SriLekha said...

yum and delicious!

join in the savory event going in my blog!

Uj said...

A perfect thing to have during this cold winter.. looks nice..