Kappa Biriyani

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Also Known As:  Tapioca Biriyani, Kappa Erachi

Category:  Biriyani

Region:  Kerala

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  9  Adults

Cooking Time:  45  Minutes

Preparation Time:  20  Minutes


  1. Beef     1    Kg
  2. Ginger Garlic Paste     2    tsp
  3. Curry Leaves     1    stalks
  4. Chilli Powder     2    tsp
  5. Coriander Powder     2    tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder     1    tsp
  7. Pepper Powder     1    tsp
  8. Salt to taste     ½    tsp
  9. Tapioca(Kappa)     1½    Kg
  10. Turmeric Powder     ½    tsp
  11. Salt to taste     ½    tsp
  12. To Prepare The Biriyani
    1. Onion  Thinly sliced    2    nos.
    2. Turmeric Powder      ½    tsp
    3. Chilli Powder      1    tsp
    4. Pepper Powder      1    tsp
    5. Masala  Powder    2    tsp
    6. Green Chillies  Slits    5    no.
    7. Curry Leaves      2    stalks
    8. Coconut Oil      2    tbsp
  13. For Seasonings
    1. Coconut Oil      2    tbsp
    2. Mustard Seeds      ½    tsp
    3. Dried Red Chilli      3    nos.
    4. Small Onion / Shallot  Thinly sliced    3    nos.
    5. Curry Leaves      1    stalks


  1. Marinate the beef pieces with ingredeints no.2 to 8 and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Cook it in a pressure cooker adding enough water. Set aside.
  3. Cook the kappa pieces in enough water to cover them adding salt and turmeric powder. When kappa is done switch off and drain the water and keep aside.
  4. Heat coconut oil in pan, and stir fry the onion till golden brown.Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and garam masala powder. Saute for 5 minutes.
  5. And add the prepared beef curry. Boil for a few minutes and add the kappa and a few curry leaves and salt mix it well.
  6. Heat coconut oil in a small pan, and splutter mustards and fry dry red chillies. Add a few curry leaves and sliced small onions and saute until the onions turn brown.
  7. Pour this over the prepared tapioca biriyani
  8. Kappa biriyani is ready.Serve it hot.

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