Friday, 12 September 2014

How to make Tapioca pudding with KpoKpo Garri

Whenever you hear KPOKPO Garri on the streets don't be confused, this is because it's simply the one and only Tapioca. I really don't know why tapioca doesn't get so much love as Pap (Akamu/Ogi), as it's absolutely tasty and definitely deserves the same adulation as other Nigerian desserts especially "The Oga at the Top". Tapioca is the white starchy extract from cassava. it's fermented, flaky version is the garri we all know. it's a staple food in some parts of Nigeria and it has a similar consistency with pap, from the way it is prepared to the way it is eaten though its physical appearance looks more like it has got round, clear starch bubbles in itMy first Encounter with this meal was HERE on street foodie waka and i immediately fell in love with it

Tapioca a.k.a KpoKpo garri
.Some of the health benefits of tapioca include its ability to help in healthy weight gain (1 cup of tapioca = 45% of daily carbohydrate requirement). This is because, although majority of people in Nigeria and various parts of the world are concerned about staying thin and fit, there are also a whole lot of people who look for options for healthy weight gain because being underweight can be just as dangerous as being obese, and tapioca provides a quick and easy way to gain weight in a fast and healthy way. It also helps to improve digestion, lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes, improve metabolic activities, protect bone mineral density, protect against birth defects, protects heart health, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, increase circulation and red blood cell count, and maintains fluid balance within the body.

Ingredients:::
•1 cup Coconut Milk (View extraction process here)
•1/2 cup Sugar
•Milk (As desired) 
•Water (As desired)


Directions:::
Step 1: Place the Tapioca in a medium sized bowl and pour water over it, just enough to cover the tapioca in the bowl for abut 15 mins. 

Step 2: Transfer the soaked tapioca into a small pot and pour the coconut milk over it. Add some water (Just enough to cover the contents in the pot) and turn on the burner to medium

Step 3: Cook till starts to look translucent for about 10-15mins. Once it's translucent, the starch is ready to eat.

Turn off the burner, add milk and sugar - Serve


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25 comments:

  1. Nice :-)

    It seems we are on the same wave length. I got some kpokpo garri from Warri and I am also doing a tapioca recipe soon. lol

    Lovely consistency I must say. Welldone Dobby dear!

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    1. We sure are on the same wavelength matse...lol! i know i'd learn alot from your version of tapioca....looking out for it. Thanks for the compliments matse... *Hugs* :)

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  2. MakaPeach9:35 am

    I like my own tapioca to be more watery as this is easier to drink.

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    1. yes it can be taken watery too.

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  3. Anonymous9:41 am

    Dobby tnx for this post. Please where can I buy tapioca in Festac

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    1. You are welcome anon. i don't think its sold in festac though. i actually buy mine whenever i go to CMS or Badagry.

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  4. Anonymous11:27 pm

    Thanks for this lovely post. Please where can one get the kpokpo garri to buy in Lagos?

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    1. For Kokpo Garri, you could get it at CMS or Badagry. It's mostly sold wrapped in transparent nylon bags on trays by the hawkers.

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  5. Would love to try dis but is adding coconut milk a must???

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    1. Hi Quin, No it's not compulsory though when added it goes from being tasty to delicious!

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  6. Yea love it too, if you are abroad they also sell the tapioca pearls in some African stores made by trs, yuuum! Am loving this blog men!

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  7. Anonymous4:44 pm

    Wow really nice. I love ur blog, very cool. Pls can i wash before boiling?

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    1. Thanks Anon. No you can't wash Tapioca starch before boiling.

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  8. Anonymous12:28 pm

    Hi dobby, d kpopo garri I know is not as smooth as d pics u showed. Its lumpy

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    1. some of the kpokpo garri sold in the Market are large and lumpy. You have to break it further by using a dry mill or pounding.

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  9. Anonymous12:29 pm

    Umm don't know if my comment got published. D kpopo garrison I know is not as smooth as wat u showed. Wat do I do? Tnx

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    1. some of the kpokpo garri sold in the Market are large and lumpy. You have to break it further by using a dry mill or pounding.

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  10. Anonymous4:38 pm

    please does any one know where i can get kpokpo garri from in abuja

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  11. Adedollars6:58 pm

    You can get it from suleja. That's where my mum buys from. She blends hers very smooth and use it for eba in place of the regular garri and it's very nice.

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  12. adedollars10:02 am

    I just made mine. Awesome breakfast.

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  13. hi Dobby, love your blog, do you know where i can get tapioca pearls from or how to make them? thanks

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    1. Lagos island i.e balogun market would be a great start

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