Tapioca is a starch extracted from the roots of cassava which is an original inhabitant of Brazil.The Spanish and the Portuguese explorers brought this secret ingredient and spread its usage in various countries of Asia. Khichdi is considered as a one pot nutritious meal and is prepared in different varieties in different regions.So lets see the ingredients used to prepare this wonderful snacks from this wonder food.
East Indian, Maharashtrian, West Indian
breakfast, delicious, gluten free, kids snacks, one pot meal, tapioca pearls, vegan, vegetarian
Tapioca pearls2 cups
potato1 boiled with salt and chopped into small pieces
Groundnuts1 cup coarsely powdered
green chillies4 finely chopped
Gingergrated 1 tsp
chilly powder1 tsp
Coriander leavesa handful finely chopped
Coconutfreshly grated 2 tbsp[optional]
Mustard seeds1 tsp
Curry leaves7 to 10
Dried red chilies2 to 4 broken by hand
Vegetable oil3 tbsp
Lemon juice1 tbsp
Soak the tapioca pearls with enough water just to submerge them for 3 to 4 hours.If the water is fully or partly soaked drain them and keep dry.
Soaking them for more time than required or more water will make them slimy or mushy ,spoiling the whole dish.
Mix the drained pearls with powdered groundnuts.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
When they stop spluttering add curry leaves and red chilies.Add grated ginger and fry.
Add the potatoes and fry a little .
Then add the tapioca pearls followed by salt and sugar ,stirring them until translucent.
One should not overcook.they should not stick to each other.
Mix the chopped green chilies
Roast cumin and red chilly powder ,add and mix to the tapioca pearls mixture.