Kappa Biryani Recipe -Tapioca Biryani Recipe - Ellum Kappayum Recipe | Tapioca with Meat

A must try ! Back home in Kerala, we used to cook Kappa-Yuca /Cassava in different ways. One of the very famous delicious preparation is Kappa /Tapioca Biriyani. It basically varies from region to region. Some people call Kappa Biriyani as Ellum Kappayum while others call it as Kappayum irachiyum, Whatever be the name or recipe followed for Kappa Biriyani, the common approach is Tapioca/Kappa cooked, mashed and combined with meat masala and seasoned with spices.


This is a common street food /thattukada special in Kerala, where it is eaten as an snack, or main course dish. Thattukada means small temporary food shop seen on the roadside, where food is served in a plate. Usually the meat used is beef, but it can be made with chicken, lamb/goat /pork according to your preference...It is easy to make at home, yet tastes like it came from your favorite Thattukada or Restaurant. It's delicious, one-pot gourmet delight that will definitely impress your family and friends!


Kappa Biryani Recipe -Tapioca Biryani Recipe - Ellum Kappayum Recipe | Tapioca with Meat
Preparation Time : 1 hrs
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients : 

For Kappa/Tapioca :
Kappa / Tapioca /Yuca/Cassava : 1 kg /2 lb, peeled and cut into medium cubes
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut : 1/2 cup
Ginger : small piece
Green chillies : 2-3
Shallots : 2-3
Salt to taste

For the Meat Masala :
Meat with bones - Beef /Chicken /Lamb /Pork : 1/2 kg /1lb, (I used Mutton)
Red Small Onions /Shallots : 10-15 (thinly sliced) or 1 medium onion
Green Chillies : 2 slit
Ginger : 1 tbsp (minced)
Garlic : 1 tbsp (minced)
Turmeric powder :1/4 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder : 2 tsp
Meat Masala : 1 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig
Coconut oil : 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water : 1/4 cup

For the Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 tsp
Small Red Onion /Shallots : 2 - 3, thinly sliced
Mustard Seeds: 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chillies : 2
Curry leaves : few


How to make Kappa - Tapioca Biryani  - Ellum Kappayum | Tapioca with Meat:

Cooking the Meat Masala :
1. Marinate the meat with minced ginger, garlic, 1 tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and 1 sprig curry leaves for 1 hr.
2. Heat coconut oil in the pan, add the chopped small onions and saute unitll it turns to translucent and light brown in color. Tore the remaining curry leaves and add to it,now add the green chillies, reamining 1tsp red chilli powder, meat masala, garam masala and  and saute for couple of seconds.
3. Add the marinated meat, combine well and pressure cook it by adding 1/4 cup water for 3-4 whistles or until done (Note : Depends on the meat you are using, if it is chicken 2 whistle is fine). Set aside.

Cooking the Kappa /Tapioca :
1. Clean the impurities of tapioca/kappa and peel the skin and chop into medium pieces.
2. Pour enough water to the cleaned tapioca so that all the pieces will be immersed completely, cook uncovered and allow to boil.
3. When the water boils,remove and drain the water and again add the same amount of water, turmeric powder, salt and cook untill it turns to soft. (Note : It should not be watery and too soft, so keep checking occasionally as some tapioca roots cook fast and some take longer time.)
4. Remove from the fire and keep it aside for 5-10 minutes and drain the excess water and set aside.
5. Combine the grated coconut, shallots, ginger and green chillies in a grinder till crushed.
6. Add this to the cooked tapioca and mash the tapioca pieces well while mixing.

Final Cooking :
1. Mix this cooked meat masala with the mashed tapioca and combine well.
2. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a frying pan. Splutter mustards and add dry red chilies, curry leaves and sliced small onions and saute until it turn golden brown.
3. Pour this over the prepared tapioca biriyani and serve hot and Enjoy!

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Happy Cooking!
Sangeetha

44 comments:

  1. hi sangee
    this is new recipe to me yaar...very interesting n tapioca with meat looks so spicy n tempting...adding this to my must try list..will try this with chicken n let u know...neat presentation n lovely clicks!!!

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  2. wow..adipoli kappa biriyani..Am feeling damn hungry,looking at the clicks..

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  3. adipoli kappa!!superb click sangee!

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  4. This recipe is new to me but i am excited to try it. I wonder how it taste, co'z it looks delicious.

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  5. wow, that looks superb. A great presentation !!!

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  6. What a great recipe ~ the combo of spices is exquisite! Nicely taken pics too :)
    US Masala

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  7. innovative delicious biryani looks wonderful

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  8. Super kappa biriyani....nalla clicks...

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  9. Kappa biriyani looks adipoli.

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  10. Looks so tempting.. wonderful clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. It's nice,tempting presentation of ellum kappayum.I simply adore it !

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  12. wow..new yummy biriyani

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  13. New for me and looks so yum

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  14. Adipoli combination. Ithu enthayalum try cheyyanamallo. Have heard of this thattukada speciality but never tried it. Thanks for sharing

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  15. oh ithu kandittu sherikkum kothi akunu ketto nice clicks

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  16. Have heard about this recipe... But never really tried it.. That is one awesome tempting combo:) Very beautiful pics... essentially capturing the flavours of the dish:) Yummy ..
    Reva

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  17. Wat can beat this...a fav of every malayalee....ur version sounds gr8.....u r makg me hungry

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  18. I came to know about this kappa briyani only after entering blogsphere, well executed and inviting dear..

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  19. Entered fav aanu.ethra kazhichalum mathiyavilla.adipoli dear

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  20. Wow, never tasted tapioca biryani before but heard alot about it..it really looks awesome, I am sure it tasted the same.

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  21. My fav too... Even though I ve never put my hands on it :)

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  22. This is a new recipe to me...would love to try it out..

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  23. Ayyyyyooooo, kodhichitt vayya. Adipoli. Love this a lot.

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  24. Ayoo kandttu kothiyavunnu,mine is a little different..but this looks perfect..will try this next time.

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  25. nice clicks and very delicious biryani..

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  26. Looks nicee :) my friends love this combo :D

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  27. wow, awesome kappa..feeling hungry now :)..excellent clicks..

    Event:COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  28. enikku vayya...superb kappa biryani.!!...kandittu oru rakshem illa.I am drooling over here..yum...

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  29. lovely and mouthwatering!

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  30. sounds amazing..excellent recipe dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  31. Interesting and innovative recipe. Tapioca biryani looks delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

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  32. Real nostalgia seeing this one, we never made at hoe but our neighbour aunty was from pala and she made this and always send some to our home. Yours look so so yumm too.

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  33. Thanks everyone all of you for your lovely comments!!

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  34. Anonymous12:37 AM

    i tried it out and it is very nice.

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    1. So glad it worked for you! Thx for trying and sharing your feedback here.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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    2. Ismath jansir5:06 AM

      we are really enjoyed it,tasty and spicy REALLY GOOD...

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  35. Ismath jansir5:01 AM

    super taste and spicy , we are really enjoyed it.

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    1. Hi Ismath, Very pleased to hear that...thanks for trying and letting me know that.. Hope you get to try other recipes too.

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  36. Aab mary Saju7:06 PM

    oooo... am going to make diss...nwwww..... really great.....

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    1. Hi Aab mary Saju, Good luck! Let me know how it turned out.

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  37. Anonymous7:41 PM

    kothiurumnna vibhavam

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  38. Anonymous7:43 PM

    super taste!!! we will enjoyed it.......................

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed these. Thanks for returning to leave a comment!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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