Kottayam style Kapp Biriyani/Ellum Kappayum (Tapioca Biryani)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy




  • Wash and clean tapioca, cut into small pieces.
  • In a large pan, pour enough water to cover the tapioca and transfer to stove. When its starts boiling, add salt. Cook till done.
  • Drain the water completely and keep aside. Coarsely grind coconut, garlic, green chilli, small onion and turmeric powder.
  • Make a small space in the centre of cooked kappa and put the coconut mixture, cover it with tapioca and transfer again to stove.
  • Reduce the flame to medium, Cook until the rawsmell goes. Remove from fire, mix well with a wooden spoon and set aside.
  • Clean and cut the beef into small pieces. Heat oil in a manchatti/pan, add ginger, curry leaves and garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes. Add onion fry till golden color.
  • Then add tomato, saute well till the oil appears on the top, add red chili powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, fennel seed powder and turmeric powder.
  • Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add beef and water to this, mix well. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or till done. Add garam masala, stir well.





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