Kappa Biryani

Note: Kappa Biryani is a recipe commonly available in Kerala Thattukada.

Preparation Time: 20 – 25 minutes

Cooking Time:  25 – 30 minutes

Servings:  3 – 4 persons

Main Ingredients: Tapioca & Beef

Cuisine: South Indian

Course / Category: Non- Vegetarian

Tags: Biryani, Thattu kada recipe



Beef: 1/2 kg

Tapioca: 1 kg

Onion: 2 number (medium)

Shallots: 10 – 12 numbers

Ginger Garlic paste: 2 teaspoon

Tomato: 2 number (medium)

Kashmiri Chilly Powder: 1 and 1/2 tablespoon

Turmeric: 1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder: 2 tablespoon

Garam Masala: 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves: 1 string

Cumin seeds: ¼ teaspoon

Fennel seeds: ½ teaspoon

Salt: as required


Dice tapioca into pieces same size as of beef. Cook with ½ teaspoon turmeric, salt & enough water. Drain water when cooked.

Heat oil in pan add onions & sauté well. Add ginger garlic paste & sauté till raw smell goes.

Add kashmiri chilly, turmeric, garam masala & salt sauté till raw smell of masala goes.

Add chopped tomatoes & sauté well. Add beef to it & mix well.

Add ½ cup of water & cook well till beef is cooked & gravy is thick.

Heat pan little oil to this add shallots & sauté till golden brown in colour.Add cumin & fennel powder, curry leaves & sauté for a minute. Put this above kappa & mix well.

Add cooked beef above kappa & mix well.

Serve Hot



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