Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Kappayum erachiyum / Tapioca with beef

kappayum Irachiyum / Tapioca with beef

This dish doesn't need an introduction to Keralites.Combination of tapioca and beef is really heavenly only..Yea tapioca with fish also is  a popular dish in Kerala.During my hostel days we used to buy this dish from "thattukada" (road side shop) and enjoyed it a lot.



kappayum Irachiyum / Tapioca with beef

Ingredients :

  • Kappa / Tapioca : 1 kg
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tspn
  • Salt

For beef masala :

  • Beef : 1/2 kg
  • Cinnamon : 1 stick
  • Clove : 4
  • Cardamom : 2
  • Onion chopped : 2
  • Ginger : 1" piece
  • Garlic : 10 cloves
  • Coriander powder : 2 tblspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Chilly powder : 1tblspn + 1 tspn
  • Garam masla powder : 2 tspn
  • Salt

To temper :

  • Fennel seeds / perumjeerakam : 1/2 tspn
  • Dry red chilly : 2
  • Curry leaves : 2 springs
  • Coconut oil 

Method :



  • peel the tapioca and cut in to medium sized chunks.Wash it and pressure cook with salt and turmeric powder for one whistle.While pressure cooking add enough water ie,just above the level of tapioca.
  • Drain the tapioca chunks wash it again and keep aside.
  • Clean and cut the beef in to small pieces.Pressure cook it with salt , turmeric powder ,1 tspn chilly powder,cinnamon,cardamom and clove.Set aside.
  • Now heat a pan with oil.Add all the ingredient listed under "to temper"


  • Now add chopped onion and saute it well.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute it again till it leaves the raw smell.
  • Now add chilly powder, coriander powder, and garam masala powder.Mix it well.
  • Add cooked beef and mix it again
  • Add cooked tapioca and if need add 1/4 cup of water.Close the pan and cook it in a low flame for another 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Yummy kappayum erachiyum is ready to serve. 



kappayum Irachiyum / Tapioca with beef




11 comments:

  1. Lovely and will try with either lamb or chicken.

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  2. If they ban beef, how will the Malayalees eat kappa ... which is Kerala's staple food?

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  3. Yummy....and super tempting dish..... :)

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  4. Love it. One of my favorite dish

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  5. Interesting. Tapioca as we know it in the USA comes in little balls, and is often used as a sweet pudding. The beef looks delicious.

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  6. ente vayyil kappal odikkaam...lip smacking one!!

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  7. yummy yummy.looks mouthwatering dear

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