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Tapioca Salad for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Tapioca is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of courses in a perfect meal, right from salad to dessert its a all rounder and a perfect tasty weight gaining starchy food with high nutrition. With abundant benefits its a root vegetable that’s supposed to be consumed only once proper cooked. A gluten free family lover making it way to the life’s of people and kids with gluten allergy its available in dry flakes, pearls form as well for using in various dishes as thickening agents.

Tapioca is also called as MarageNasu in Kannada, Maravalli Kilangu in Tamil and Kappa in Malayalam. I tried to know about the exact word for Tapioca in Hindi, but couldn’t get that. Please comment below and let me know if you have an idea about it.

Tapioca Salad for Babies, Toddlers & KidsTAPIOCA SALAD for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family Recipe with Topiaca

This can be given to 8 months plus babies without salt. Toddlers, kids and adults can enjoy this as a Healthy Snack.

Rich in carbohydrates Tapioca salad is a complete dish by it self. A cup of this a full tummy snack and with main breakfast its meal its a power packed food that is full on the tummy and a great energy enhancer. Try your hands on with Tapioca Salad in your kitchen this season. Can be given to 8 months +

How to make TAPIOCA SALAD for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family | Kappa or MarageNasu Recipe | Maravalli Kilangu Poriyal :

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Tapioca Salad for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Tapioca Salad for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Tapioca Salad is a power packed salad which can be a snack, morning refreshment or a short eat lunch. Highly nutritious and as tasty as it looks.

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Breakfast, evening snacks, dinner


  1. Tapioca – 1 kg
  2. Temper Oil – 2 tsp
  3. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Curry Leaves – few
  5. Dried Red Chilli - 3
  6. Urad dal – 2 tsp
  7. Onion – 1 chopped
  8. Coconut – 2 tbsp grated


  • Tapioca is taken and washed cleanly to peel out the outer skin. Chop it into cubes or any desired shape and size.
  • Boil the Tapioca cubes in water to get soft and fleshy or pressure cook it for 1 whistle and strain immediately.
  • Now add temper oil - 2 tsp, Mustard seeds - 1 tsp, Urad Dal - 2 tsp, few Curry leaves, Red Chilli - 2, Onion - 1 chopped finely and mix it well for the Onion to get golden brown or just cooked. Now add the cooked Tapioca and coconut grated and give a quick stir.
  • Once mixed well close lid simmer it to 5 minutes. Serve it to be relished.
  • Tapioca Salad is ready to be given to the toddlers and entire family.


  • We can add curds and have it directly like a snack as well
  • Can be used with rice as a side dish
  • Perfect for south Indian breakfast side dishes as well
  • Always consume Tapioca once cooked well only

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Tapioca Salad for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

TAPIOCA SALAD for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family

Benefits of Tapioca

  • Healthy weight gain
  • Helps in digestion
  • Immunity and instant energy enhancer
  • Maintains Blood pressure
  • Helps to protect and nourish bones
  • Improves blood circulation and reduces cardiac risks
  • Initiates muscle growth and development

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