Tapioca (Maravllikizhangu) podimas

Maravallikizhangu podimas


Tapioca - 1
Onion - 1
Green chilies - 2 or 3 
Salt as required
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad daal - 2 tsp
Sunflower oil/ sesame oil - 5 tsp
Handful of curry leaves
Handful of minced coriander leaves
Asafoetida - 1 pinch if required


Tapioca in pieces

Soak the tapioca in water for half an hour to remove the mud covering it. Now peel its skin and rinse it to get a clear appearance cleared of mud. Chop it into cubes. Use a much strong knife as it might be hard to be chopped in cubes. 

Heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds. Allow it to sputter and then add urad daal. Wait till urad daal turns golden brown, add curry leaves followed by minced onions and chilies. Saute well to let onions turn transparent and add turmeric powder, salt and mix well.

Saute onion, Chillies, curry leaves
Now add the tapioca cubes and add water just to half immerse the cubes in water and close the lid of the pan.
Water added to Tapioca
Give a maximum of 15 minutes duration to get cooked with instant stirring. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Note:- Since this is a complete starch stuff, adults could consume it as a whole either as breakfast or dinner.

Also don't forget to check on the health benefits of Tapioca here....


  1. Delicious, amma used to make it.

  2. We used to pressure cook the tapioca separately and do the podimas! Shall try your version soon! Looks good!

  3. This method of preparing podimas is different ..:)) I like the fact that the tapioca is cooked with all the flavours..:))
    Enjoyed browsing through your blog... awesome..

  4. Very healthy and delicious dish. Loved it.


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