Tapioca upma

Tapioca            –   1/2 kg
Onion               –   1 no
Green  chillies  –   3 nos.
Ginger              –   a small piece
Curry  leaves   –   2 sprigs
Mustard  seeds –   1  tsp
Urdu  dal          –   1 tsp
Oil                    –   2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Grated coconut  –  1/2 cup

Remove  the  skin  of tapioca  and cut into small pieces. Boil the tapioca pieces along with salt and 1/4 tsp of  turmeric powder until  it is tender (do not allow it to overcook). Drain the water, mash gently and keep aside .

Heat oil  in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when they  begin  to pop, add  urad  dal. When dal turns little brown, add onion, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add   cooked tapioca pieces and salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle grated coconut and serve hot.

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