Kerala’s New Snack! Kappa Vada. Crispy and Delicious.

Tapioca Donuts. Kappa Vada
It’s delicious, it’s crisp and it looks like Uzhunnu Vada, this vada made of tapioca could be a game changer in Kerala snacking.
A friend sent the video of it’s making. Peel and wash fresh tapioca. Cut into small pieces and boil in water till very tender.
Drain off water and mash the flesh with a spoon into a good dough consistency.
Add some finely sliced fresh ginger, sliced onion, cut green chilli, crushed curry leaves, pepper powder and salt.
Mix very well and add rice powder slowly while keeping mixing till a good consistency is reached.
Wet both palms and take a quantity of the mix for a vada shape and make the hole in the middle with finger.
Heat coconut oil in a vessel and when it is boiling, deep fry the vadas.
Tasty tapioca vada is ready.

Kerala’s New Snack! Kappa Vada. Crispy and Delicious.

Madakkusan, Excellent Snack. Enticing But An Enigma.

Madakkusan a teatime snack.

Madakkusan is a tea time snack that we used to have bought from local tea shops in my childhood days.
As such I was elated to get them from Navya bakery.
Madakku is ‘folded’ which the snack is but why san added! San is Mr. In Japanese, so it could be giving the formal respect to the item, even though it’s not Japanese.
It’s excellent, but the food preferences for me have changed. It’s made of maida (refined flour) and sugar in almost equal quantities. Turmeric powder gives an enticing food colour.
If you can and like sugar in abundance and don’t mind refined flour, then this is an excellent choice.
But I would, reluctantly give a pass.

Madakkusan, Excellent Snack. Enticing But An Enigma.