Kappa Biryani

Kerala Kappa Biryani Recipe (Tapioca Biriyani)

Kappa Biryani (Tapioca Biriyani) is a recipe commonly available in Kerala Thattukada. It is also called as Kappa Erachi or Kappa Irachi in some places. A very tasty non-vegetarian dish. Taste will be different at different thattukada. This Kappa Biryani recipe you can try at home. 

Preparation Time: 20 – 25 minutes

Cooking Time:  25 – 30 minutes

Servings:  3 – 4 persons

Main Ingredients: Tapioca and Meat

Cuisine: South Indian

Course / Category: Non-Vegetarian, Main Dish


Meat: 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

Method to Prepare Kerala Kappa Biryani (Tapioca Biriyani)

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

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

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

4. Add chopped tomatoes & sauté well. Add meat to it & mix well.

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

6. 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.

7. Add cooked beef above kappa & mix well.

Serve Hot

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