Kappa Erachi Kerala Style | Tapioca With Beef


Kappa Erachi Kerala Style is a healthy concoction of cooked beef with tapioca pieces also called Kappa Beef Biriyani. This is a favorite and very popular dish in Kerala Cuisine. You can brand this as a Thattukada dish. Kappa Erachi Kerala Style can be relished as a snack or even as a whole meal. Marinated beef cubes are cooked in a pressure cooker. Cooked tapioca is kept aside after draining off water. Meanwhile dry roasted aromatic coconut mixture is ground to a fine paste. Take a wide pan and stir in cooked beef, cooked tapioca and the spicy coconut mixture. Adjust the level of salt and cook for a few minutes gently blending Tapioca With Beef dish. Try the wonderful dish with loved ones.

Tapioca is widely cultivated in Kerala and is also known as the staple in God’s Own Country. Hence tapioca is quite economical and is regarded as the poor man’s food. economical and You can explore a well detailed Tapioca With Beef recipe here.


Kappa Erachi Kerala Style | Tapioca With Beef

Kappa Erachi Kerala Style | Tapioca With Beef

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 8 people


  • 2 kg Tapioca peeled and cubed into small pieces, Kappa
  • 750 g Beef cut into bite sized pieces
  • Salt As reqd

For Dry Roasting and Grinding:

For marinating beef:

For preparing tapioca:


  • Wash the beef thoroughly and drain all water.
  • Marinate beef with all the above ingredients and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, boil the tapioca pieces along with salt and a pinch of turmeric until tender. Be careful not to overcook the tapioca(say 95%). Drain water completely and keep the tapioca pieces aside.
  • Pressure cook the marinated beef with 1/2 cup water.
  • Meanwhile, heat a non stick pan and dry roast grated coconut, shallots, garlic and curry leaves until the coconut turns to a nice brown color.
  • Reduce heat and add coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala powder. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • Grind all the dry roasted items with very little water to form a thick paste.
  • Open the pressure cooker and transfer the cooked beef without gravy to a big pan or wok.
  • Add the cooked tapioca pieces to the same pan, followed by ground coconut paste.
  • Take around 1/2 cup of gravy from the cooked beef and add it to the pan. Mix everything lightly.
  • Cover and cook on medium low heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • You can add more gravy from the cooked beef if needed.
  • Remove from fire. After ten minutes remove lid and mix everything thoroughly. Be careful not to fully mash all the pieces. The dish should have some chunks of tapioca and beef.


You can visit this link Beef Chatti Pathiri. You can also visit this link Malabar Style Beef Roast
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