Kappa Biriyani | Ellum Kappayum

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Kappa Biriyani - Ellum Kappayum

Kappa Biriyani (Ellum Kappayum) is a delicious and spicy blend of partially mashed tapioca with beef cooked with bones. It is also a traditional styled and authentic dish, very popular in Kerala Cuisine. You need no other side dish with the awesome meal. It is complete, wholesome and very filling. The dish is very appealing and is also a common man’s food. Also termed ‘Ellum Kappayum’, Kappa Biriyani is a popular street food available with roadside vendors and thattukadas. This is a lip smacking dish that has nostalgic appeal. Once you taste the dish, you will long for it again. Tapioca is grown in plenty in Kerala and hence the dish is economical and all can afford. Even top rated restaurants provide the favorite dish in style.

Wholesome and healthy biriyani dish is unique and interesting with cooked tapioca blended with spicy beef curry. You can easily prepare the dish at home with limited ingredients. Tender beef tastes best. Beef should be cooked well so it gets well blended with mashed tapioca. The spicy aromatic dish is full of flavors. Tapioca with beef tastes heavenly. This is a must try delicacy in Kerala Cuisine with spicy delightful flavors. This is a wholesome meal, an all time favorite with non vegetarians in Kerala. The dish is quite popular in middle Kerala. All regions in Kerala have their own distinct style of preparation. Each region wise dish is unique and special with their own Kappa Biriyani dish.

Ellum Kappayum is a nutritious dish full of protein and other vital nutrients required for body. Tapioca is rich in carbohydrates and calories, so tapioca is not actually a very healthy food. However tapioca meets the recommended allowance of certain vital nutrients needed for body. The dish is a good choice for people to gain weight. The dish is healthy for growing up kids who need protein in daily diet. Children exert a lot and hence they need protein everyday for strong building of bones and a healthy body. When kids consume the dish, be careful if bones are present in the dish. There are chances of kids swallowing small bones and getting choking hazards. If you remove the bones then it is fine with them.

Some dishes are embedded in mind and this is one such dish. There are mouthwatering memories and we always long for these lip smacking dishes. These are actually comfort foods we can consume at any time of the day. We actually love to enjoy it at any time of the day, whether lunch, or dinner, anytime. We enjoy wholeheartedly. The great dish is apt for special occasions and get togethers. The dish can be cooked on a large scale. This is an extremely flavorful and tempting dish that will satiate your taste buds. When guests arrive unexpectedly, you can surprise them with your culinary skills. You will be well appreciated for the dish. There is no failing.

This is one of the easiest dishes that requires minimum ingredients and requires less effort. Freshly ground garam masala mix creates wonders and the taste will be awesome compared to store bought masala mixtures. You can store the garam masala in air tight containers and store in refrigerator for future use. You can discover a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. New comers and bachelors can also give a bold try at the dish. If you are new to the dish, you should follow the instructions carefully. Regarding spiciness you can make adjustments. Some prefer it hot and spicy while others prefer it mild and cool. Enjoy the great dish with your family.

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Kappa Biriyani - Ellum Kappayum
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For preparation of tapioca:
For preparing coconut paste:
For Preparing Beef Curry:
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For preparation of tapioca:
For preparing coconut paste:
For Preparing Beef Curry:
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.83
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. For tapioca preparation: Cut tapioca into small pieces and boil it until cooked. Strain the water.
  2. Grind scraped coconut, garlic cloves, green chillies, turmeric powder and cumin seeds to a thick smooth paste.
  3. Add salt and coconut mixture to tapioca and keep in low flame with the lid closed for 5 minutes for the coconut mixture to cook.
  4. Once done, mix the tapioca with the coconut well and keep aside.
  5. For beef preparation: Take a pressure cooker and heat.
  6. Pour some coconut oil and put mustard seeds and some curry leaves.
  7. Once the mustard seeds start to splutter, add sliced onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for 2 minutes till the onions get soft.
  8. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala to the onions and mix well for 1 minute.
  9. Add beef, coconut cuts and small onions and mix well. Add half cup water and salt and close the lid of pressure cooker. Cook it for 20 minutes until the beef cooks properly.
  10. Open the pressure cooker and add the tapioca to the beef. Mix well.
  11. Grind coconut with aniseed to a thick fine paste and and add to the tapioca beef mix.
  12. Cook it for 5 minutes and add the beaten egg. Mix well.
  13. Finally add some fresh coconut oil and curry leaves over the top of this mixture and close the lid.
  14. Keep Kappa Biriyani for ten minutes and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

You can visit this link for an easy reference Nadan Kappa Biriyani. You can also visit this link Cooker Beef Biriyani.

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Bipin January 8, 2011 - 11:23 pm

Great, useful recipe..

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tony November 27, 2011 - 11:08 pm

Its very tasty. Thank you.

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Mary December 26, 2019 - 6:03 pm

I cannot find the recipe for beef preparation. Can you please update the recipe, Avon?

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curryadmin December 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm

Mary, the details are in the preparation method, we will fix it soon.

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Mary January 8, 2020 - 10:36 am

Yes, Avon , but can I have the amount of each ingredient for beef preparation specified please.

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curryadmin January 9, 2020 - 7:24 pm

Mary, it is updated. Please check it. Thanks.

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Mary January 10, 2020 - 12:43 am

Thank you, so much, Avon.

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Mary January 10, 2020 - 12:52 am

Thank you for providing with the instructions, Avon. But I remember preparing the beef with a kg and the measurements were slightly different. Do you have the old recipe for 1kg beef preparation.

Thank you.

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curryadmin January 13, 2020 - 3:18 pm

I am not sure which recipe you are referring, can you please do a search in our website, you will see many recipes for kappa biryani with different variations.

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