Cassava/ Tapioca- A major staple food in the developing world.

Cassava/ Tapioca- A major staple food in the developing world.

Cassava/ Tapioca-  A major staple food in the developing world.

Cassava/ Tapioca- A major staple food in the developing world.

Cassava is the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. It is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. 

Cassava is called kappa or maracheeni in Malayalam. People use the root as a food and to make medicine. It can be prepared in similar ways to potato, for example, it can be boiled, mashed, fried or even baked. Boiled cassava is also made into a popular sweet pudding or "cassava cake". After boiling, cassava may also be deep-fried to form a snack or side dish.

South Indians use tapioca for preparing several dishes on almost a regular basis. What stands out in the lot is a plate of humble kappa puzhukku or simply kappa from Kerala. It is a comforting dish made using boiled tapioca, coconut paste, onion, red chillies, curry leaves and different spices.

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Watch here to make Easy Cassava Cake by LPR Kitchen- https://youtu.be/TZWdtqiBi08?si=NBlzuh7I9tsFWeNK