Kappa Puzhungiyathu refers to boiled or steamed cassava which is called Kappa or Kappioka in Malayalam, the language in Kerala, India.
Kappa is one of the staple food in Kerala, India. They are cooked in varieties of way and one of them is by boiling or steaming then served with Chutneys or Curriesas a substitute for rice, paricularly for breakfast.
Kappa is called Kamoteng Kahoy in the Philippines. Boiled Cassava is called Nilagang Kamoteng Kahoy.
Picture below is an Indian housewife in Allepey, Kerala, India, skinning and preparing the Kappa before steaming/boiling
List of books: Kappa,Puzhungiyathu