Kappa Meen Curry (tapioca With Fish Curry)
This is a very nostalgic recipe for us Syrian Christians. We rank this above biryani. It is perhaps because most of us who hail from Kottayam side have cherished having this with our relatives on a Sunday morning or afternoon. And this has been our staple diet for years. To think of it, the love for tapioca is quite an acquired taste. Unlike potato which is common to all cuisines in India, Tapioca is consumed in very few regions, in India. I know many friends from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka who have tapioca boiled with a chutney. But for us Keralites, we celebrate tapioca, we have it with fish and every meat.
So basically tapioca is had in mashed form with a side dish like chutney or fish curry. It is otherwise had just boiled with chutney and finally it is had a one pot meal with meat (Refer- http://secretindianrecipe.com/recipe/kappa-biryani-tapioca-biryani for tapioca-meat preparation). No amount of praises can give you the feel of what I have to say maybe you need to have it once to know what I mean and as I said it is an acquired taste- a cultivated habit to enjoy one's tapioca. I hope you will one day.