Kappa Biriyani ( Tapioca Biriyani )

Kappa Biriyani ( Tapioca Biriyani )

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Kappa Biriyani ( Tapioca Biriyani )
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian, indian
Serves: 3-4
  • Beef - ½ kg
  • Onion - 1
  • Crushed ginger & garlic - 1 tablespoon each
  • Chilli powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Vinegar - 2 teaspoon
  • Kappa (tapioca) - ½ kg
  • Scraped coconut - 1cup
  • Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Small onion - 5-6
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Oil - I used coconut oil
  • Curry leaves
  1. Cook tapioca with salt till it becomes soft. Mash tapioca & keep it aside.
  2. Marinate the cleaned beef with onion, ginger garlic, masala powders, vinegar & salt. Cook the marinated beef till it becomes tender. Add the mashed tapioca to beef & mix well.
  3. Meanwhile fry scraped coconut with chilli powder & coriander powder till it becomes golden brown (keep aside 2 tsp of coconut for garnishing). Grind it. Add ground coconut mix to beef & tapioca & mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan & splutter mustard seeds. Add small onion & saute for 3-4 minutes. Add beef tapioca mix & stir for 4-5 minutes. Garnish with curry leaves & fried coconut.

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  • http://kitchenwonders.blogspot.com Sumitha

    I have been on the look out for this recipe from so long Maria.Heard it first from one of my friends here who is frm Wayanad!Now only if I get tapioca here soon:(

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Sumitha, hope u get tapiocas real soon, so that you can enjoy this wonderful dish.

  • ammu

    Hi Maria,

    Could you please xplain how much water is needed to cook the tapioca and that if u r draining the excesswater of just boiling it off with tapioca?


  • ammu

    Also please do mention how long do i have to marinate the beef.Will half an hour be ok?


  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi ammu

    The tapioca should be well covered in water ie the water level should be 1/2 – 1 inch above the tapioca and for beef marination, half an hour is perfectly fine.

  • ak

    truely it is tasty, we tried at home, thank you for the wonderful recipe.



    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks ak :)

  • http://www.shabscuisine.blogspot.com shab

    I recently had this dish from one of my xtian friends house and absolutely loved it….Appoley karuthiyatha i have to try it at home ennu…..will be back to check out on this one later…i remember she called it irachiyum kappayum……innu ithinulla kshama illa..:)……

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shabs,

      Try this dear sometime, its really nice. Btw, its known in diff names in diff places. Undakki nokeettu parayane :)


  • http://ammuscanvas.blogspot.com/ ammu

    my husband said he loves me after i made this dish..what more can i say :) it was very good

  • Koshy

    I’d never heard of Kappa Biryani until last evening when I was with some friends. I was just surfing through your blog looking for a good beef ularthiyathu recipe and I came upon this.

    Looking forward to trying it out! Will let you know how it goes. Great blog!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Koshy,

      Thanks for dropping in here. Kappa biriyani is a thattukada special item. Also it’s given as ‘nercha’ food in some churches.

      Please do try it when time permits. I hope you’ll like it.


  • http://mywonderfulworldofcooking.blogspot.com/ Neenu Praveen

    ws in search of a recipe fr kappa biryani..frst time here…lukin gud…..gud job maria.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Neenu

      Thanks for dropping in here :)

      Btw, did you try the kappa biriyani? Hope you liked it.


  • sali

    Hi Maria,

    I was wondering what to cook for my husband for dinner and he needs something special.
    This recipe is mouthwatering, I am gonna try it tonight.


    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sali,

      Thanks for selecting the recipe from here, I do hope your husband liked it :)


  • Ashlykrishna

    hi Maria chechi

    i liked your way of presenting the recipe.
    i searched several sites for kappa biriyani recipe but till i visit this recipe i had some doubts.
    now my doubts over.
    thanks chechi.i am going to try it

  • kunjimol tippu

    hooooo…made it..dat was yummyyyyyyyy….all loved it….mvaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh mariaaaaaaaaa….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear :)

  • Deepthi

    i was searching for a biryani recipe and as usual landed in ur blog. first time i heard about kappa biryani and was searching for Basmati rice amount in it :) and finally thought u must have forgot to mention :D

    now realized it is something completely different from normal biryani :) anyways good to know this. will try on some weekend

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Deepthi,

      How are you?

      hehe, it’s a completely diff biriyani. Did you get to try it yet?

      Sorry dear, I was away on holidays, hence the delay in reply.