Kappa Biriyani (Ellum Kappa)

by AvonJohns
Kappa Biriyani (Ellum Kappa)
Kappa Biriyani (Ellum Kappa) is a delicious and spicy blend of partially mashed tapioca with beef cooked with bones. Also termed ‘Ellum Kappayum’, Kappa Biriyani is a popular street food available with roadside vendors and thattukadas. 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. Beef is protein rich and the healthy combination with cooked tapioca makes the dish special. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.
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Kappa Biriyani (Ellum Kappa)
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
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: 4
Rating: 4.25
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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9 comments

curryadmin
January 8, 2011 - 11:23 pm

Great, useful recipe..

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curryadmin
November 27, 2011 - 11:08 pm

Its very tasty. Thank you.

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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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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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January 10, 2020 - 12:43 am

Thank you, so much, Avon.

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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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