Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stir-Fried Tapioca With Anchovies And Turmeric

How can I ever forget about tapioca that I eat when I was younger. Mum would boil and we ate with coconut and sugar. The balance stir fried with spices and grated coconut. Because I've been busy trying new recipes, those humble and classic dishes mum made were completely forgotten. Just recently when I saw tapioca at the hypermarket, I bought and reinvented this tapioca dish. - vibrant and cooked with anchovies and curry leaves.

500g tapioca - boil to soften and cube to medium size pieces
1 tbsp anchovies/ikan bilis - soak in water for about 5 mins, drain and snip into smaller pieces.
1 red chilli - sliced thinly
1 green chilli - sliced thinly
4 shallots - sliced
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste
(Note; for vegetarian version, omit anchovies)
When oil is heated, fry anchovies till crispy and crunchy.
Add in chillies, shallots and mustard seeds.
When the seeds starts to pop, add tapioca and all other ingredients.
Stir continuously for about 5 mins or so before removing from heat.

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  1. I love it!! look very very yummy!!!

  2. Your mom sure knew how to make use of "extras" around the kitchen! The use of tapioca in a savory stir fry dish is very unique-it would not have crossed my mind.
    That picture is really amazing and vibrant. Definitely worth a try-glad your mom inspired you to make this dish! Great post.

  3. I like the saltiness from anchovies and using green chili's adding perfect spicy taste to it,looks so yummy !!

  4. I don't know what is tapioca, but ever heard about it. The dish you've shown here, it tasty from its look.

  5. What an intriguing dish... I only know tapioca as a pudding! Thanks for enlightening me :)

  6. Is it disappointing I never realized you could do a savory tapioca dish? This looks delicious! Buzzed

  7. good idea. I never had this dish before. Should be good

  8. Wow, very interesting - I've never had spicy tapioca, but this looks quite delicious. Since I love anchovies, I am very tempted to try this dish.

  9. I use tapioca pearls and tapioca flour but I don't know if we get this in vegetable form. May be in the freezer section. I wonder how it will taste like.

  10. I love blogging with people all over the world because I get the chance to experience the unique dishes from their regions.

    I enjoy tapioca as dessert and use it as a thickener for soups and stews but never like this before. Thank you for sharing. I will be sure to try this in the future.

  11. This looks wonderful--I'm very partial to anchovies. Never occurred to me to stir-fry tapioca!

  12. I never had tapioca on savoury dishes we always use it for hot sweet deserts

  13. I just browsed on what is tapioca Ms.Nava..because here in our country tapioca is a salad recipe dish..so tapioca is a cassava..another new way to cook tapioca and I never had it cooked this way..it is worth a try and with those anchiovies I know it will be a superb new dish..thank you for this post Ms.Nava..how are you on your new home? *hugs* and good morning I just woke up..coffee ;)

  14. hi nava, something new to me..savory fried tapioca.. ahaa another innovative recipe this year from you.. thanks for sharing. eat with bread also great huh

  15. This looks delicious! I've never had tapioca in any way except sweet! What a great way to serve it!

  16. Thanks again everyone for all the sharing you have given. I remember eating plenty of tapioca during my growing up years but now its like occasionally only.

  17. Hi Nava, Kathy informed me you cant access my blog. I also not sure what's de problem as I did not do any setting to my blog**sigh**

    I hope will be ok soon. Anyway thanks for visiting and sorry for the hassle.

  18. Tapioca is good for diabetics with its low glycemic index... that's what I heard.

  19. I love tapioca as dessert or snack, Nava! Haven't had tapioca like this, but it sure looks delicious and filling!

  20. Wow! My mom used to make this when we were growing up. Super yum :D

  21. This looks very tempting and inviting:) Yumm :)

  22. Wow, that looks definitely tempting :)


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