Friday, January 17, 2014

Tapioca Poriyal (Stir fry)

What is poriyal? Anyone like to help me out here? Okay, alright, I don't think I can clearly hear you, so let me tell you how would I describe Poriyal. Basically, its a stir fry. That's it. Case close. Lets not talk about poriyal anymore, rather, lets get to the recipe of the day. Tapioca Poriyal (Stir fry). Remember my previous recipe which also showcased tapioca (Stir Fried Tapioca With Anchovies Turmeric). Period. Almost two and more years up the road, I actually bought tapioca/cassava/maravallikkilanku again. I know. Been some time right? I know. Actually, I hardly buy, I myself can't really tell you why, but I still remember how popular eating boiled tapioca alongside fresh grated coconut and palm/white sugar was such a thing during my growing up year. The other mum does, of course, is any kind of spicy tapioca dish.  

So, logically, instead of a sweet tapioca treat (Pineapple Tarts & Milo Cake), for us, we are not really into desserts anyway, logically then, a spicy side dish makes a whole lot of sense. Akin stir frying potatoes (Dried Chillies Potato Stir Fried), its a similar style for this Tapioca Poriyal, one which literally goes well with other vegetarian dishes (Long Beans Milk TurmericGhee RiceDhal Bitter Gourd CurrySpicy Chick Pea BeansMoor KulumbuMasala Mustard GreenCauliflower CurryCabbage Dhal Stir FriedCarrot Cucumber SaladMint Rice & Pavakkai Poriyal).  Bye everyone. Take care. Will be in touch with all of you sooner or later. 
1 medium size (about 400g) tapioca - remove skin, cut into two or three pieces and simmer/steam till tender.
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp plain chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 dried red chilli - snip into smaller pieces
1 red onion - chopped
1/2 inch ginger - chopped
Lime juice - as needed
Salt for taste
2 tbsp oil

Cut tapioca into smaller pieces and mix with turmeric.
Heat oil, saute onion and ginger.
Splatter in mustard and cumin seeds.
Add the rest of the ingredients. 
Stir and fry for about 3-4 mins.
Increase the heat and fry for another 1 min.
Dish out.  
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  1. Wow this is the same way we make only difference is tapioca we get here takes really long to cook.

  2. I have not try this b4...
    Looks a bit spicy ....

  3. We make this recipe nearly to yours.thanks for reminding

  4. I love tapioca in many forms, in curry, deep fried chips n this sounds delicious, must try according to me!

  5. I love tapioca chips..I think I would give this a try

  6. Such a beautiful presentation...must be so tasty! I haven't tried out tapioca recipes but I'd love to cook this one. Must go very well with rotis too!

  7. I love Tapioca & I am sure this dish tastes yumm.

  8. Easy, quick and delicious tapioca stir fry..

  9. Hi Nava, I haven't try stir fried tapioca before. From the way you prepared it, it must be good. Will give this a try if I ever get hold of any tapioca. Regards :)

  10. I am not sure if I've ever tasted tapioca. Only tapioca pearls...sago! I love the spice mix in there...surely this stir fry is delicious. The colours of the dish are so lovely too!

  11. mouth watering loving the presentation :)

  12. a diehard fan of tapioca

  13. Yummy and looks mouthwatering!!! Nice dish!!!


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