Wednesday, 8 May 2013

My all time favourite is Tapioca called as Kappa/Maricheeni in Malayalam and Maravalli Kilangu in Tamil. As already I have given the nutritious facts of tapioca in my Tapioca Sweet pancake post skipping to the recipe.

This is a unique recipe prepared in Tamli nadu and the easiest part in it is doesn’t involves with any grinding part and no extra effort is needed like making the normal vada and it tastes great while chewing it. Here is my marichini vada/Maravalli kilangu vadai for you :)


  • Tapioca- Half Lb or 1 Small
  • Small Onions(Cut into small pieces)- 10 Nos
  • Green Chillies- 5 Nos
  • Rice Flour- 2 Tspn
  • Besan flour- 1/2 Cup
  • Ginger pieces-Few
  • Curry Leaves- a Bunch
  • Pepper Seeds- 2 Tspn
  • Cumin Seeds- 1 Tspn
  • Asafetida- Half Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Oil- To Fry


  • Cut into pieces and wash the tapioca and pressure cook the tapioca for a whistle.(It should be not fully baked)
  • Smash the half baked tapioca and keep aside.
  • Add the cut onions,ginger and green chillies along with other ingredients to the smashed tapioca and mix well.
  • Try making the vada shape and drop slowly into the hot oil.
  • Flip both the sides and set into the paper towel to remove the excess oil in it.


"As it does not mixed with any other flours it may not turn out with a good shape.

You can also add few powdered channa dal to the vada to make the vada thicker."

Tapioca should not be over baked, as it may separate from oil when frying it, so baking it just for 5 minutes will suffice.

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