Monday, December 27, 2010

TAPIOCA AND RED BEANS PUZHUKKU (Thiruvathira kappa puzhukku)

Last week for Thiruvathira, I made this Puzhukku. Thiruvathira is a full moon day that comes in the Malayalam month Dhanu.In different parts it is celebrated in different way. In my family,all married women will take bath early morning before sunrise and will avoid rice,onion,garlic and non-veg foods.We usually prepare this puzhukku for lunch.The other special that we make on this day is the moong dal/paruppu payasam.


Tapioca----------------------- 1 medium sized
Red beans-------------------- 1/4 cup
Grated coconut--------------1/4 cup
Green chilly------------------ 1
Dried red chilly-------------- 1
Mustard seeds--------------- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves------------------a sprig
Turmeric powder------------1/2 tsp
Salt as needed.


  1. Soak red beans in water for 3hours and pressure cook it with needed salt. Drain off the water and keep it aside.
  2. Trim off the skin of tapioca and cut in to pieces. Pressure cook it with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and needed salt.Drain off the excess water and cut the cooked tapioca in to desired size.Keep it aside.
  3. Now in a medium heat pan add a tsp of oil and splutter mustard seeds,dried red chilly and curry leaves.
  4. Next add grated coconut and saute till a nice aroma comes. Then add green chilly and cooked tapioca and red beans.
  5. Mix it good and transfer to a serving bowl.

Note: I didn't add onion and garlic to it as it was made for thiruvathira,you can add it if you like.


  1. Definitely a delicious puzhukku Soumya, adding red beans with tapiocas sounds extremely interesting..

  2. I love learning customs of other countries. This dish looks delicious. The addition of coconut must add to its taste.

  3. combo adipoli ayittundallo try cheythittilla ithuvare

  4. What a delightful red bean salad! Beautifully presented!

  5. Great combo and looks yummy but so far never tried this dish before..

  6. i love this..i have one in my drafts :)
    Happy Holidays..

  7. Adipoli puzhukku..ethuvere try chetitilla,must try this

  8. wow, they look simply delicious and mouth watering.

    US Masala

  9. this kappa puzhukku is new to kappa in any form..


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