Check Out The New Recipe From vegrecipesofindia.com . Tapioca curry recipe with step by step pics. Tapioca is a tuber root of the cassava plant. Sabudana (tapioca pearls) which we use during fasting is made from tapioca root. Tapioca is also known as yuca in some parts of the world. Kappa is the malayalam word for tapioca. in Kerala there are quite a number of dishes made with tapioca root.