Monday, November 21, 2011

Kappa Biryani



My today's recipe is Kerala kappa biriyani / Tapioca biriyani / Mashed tapioca with beef / Kappa-beef biryani. During my last vacation to India, I visited Bangalore and I stayed there for couple of days with my friends "Shin", "Meree" & "Anc". Those were undoubtedly the most beautiful days of my life as I had a nice time with my friends, did lots of shopping at commercial street, did window shopping at all those expensive malls, took some wonderful pictures together, lots of gossiping at night, had "pani puri" at least twice a day, had some great Indo-chinese food and last but not the least had the best Kappa biriyani of this world from Josettan's hotel near Koramangala. Even after I was back in US, the memories of Josettan's kappa biriyani was all over my mind, so I decided to give it a try. After a few failures, I was able to make almost the same kappa biriyani, which I had back in India and now a days I used to make it so often that my hubby started teasing me as the brand ambassador for "Josettan's Kappa biriyani".

So here comes my recipe,

Ingredients

Tapioca / Kappa / Yuca - Peeled and cut to small pieces ~ 5 to 5 1/2 cups
Beef ~ 1/2 kg - wash and chop to small pieces
Turmeric powder ~ 1 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder ~ 1 tsp
Garam masala ~ 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Green chillies ~ 4-7 nos ( use it according to your personal preference )
Onions ~ 2 medium sized
Ginger ~ a medium sized piece - peeled and crushed
Garlic ~ 5-6 cloves - peeled and crushed
Vinegar ~ 1 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves ~ 1-2 stems
Mustard seeds / Kaduku ~ 1/2 tsp
Oil ~ 2-3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method

To cook tapioca :
  • First peel the skin of the tapioca using a knife, you have to remove both the brown and pink color skin of the tapioca and then chop it to small pieces. Next wash it nicely by changing the water 2-3 times.
  • Then boil enough water and add chopped tapioca pieces along with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and enough salt and let it boil for around 30-35 minutes or till the tapioca pieces are nicely cooked, do make sure that the pieces have become very soft and transparent. Next drain the water using a colander and then transfer the drained tapioca pieces to an another vessel and then mash it nicely using a wooden ladle or a potato masher and do make sure there are no lumps.

To cook beef :
  • Marinate the beef pieces with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1 1/2 tsp vinegar and enough salt and keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Then pressure cook the beef pieces in a medium flame without adding any water for about 3 whistles and wait till the pressure releases automatically.

To make kappa biryani :

  • First heat 2-3 tbsps of oil in a big pan and add mustard seeds and when it crackles, add curry leaves followed by crushed ginger and garlic and fry for about a minute. Next add finely chopped onions and chopped green chillies and saute till onions become soft and translucent. 
  • Then reduce the flame and add 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala and fry for less than a minute. Next add cooked beef pieces along with the water left in the pressure cooker and boil it for around 2-3 minutes. Finally add mashed and cooked tapioca pieces and keep on stirring it using a wooden ladle till the beef and the tapioca are well mixed and then remove from the flame after 1-2 minutes.






Cheers!!

Jisha

46 comments:

julie said...

Wow..Amazing clicks .. Vaayil vellum varunnu, am reaching there to have this flavorful Biriyani !! I had this some time back here but didn't have a recipe ..this is bookmarked 'Jisha's Kappa Biriyani' !!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply stunning and delicious looking biriyani. Copied the recipe.

Deepa
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ANU said...

wow awesome innovative recipe dear....


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Swathi said...

Adipoli kappa biriyani. amma makes it.

Mélange said...

So nice of you dear friend..loved reading you.Kappa Biriyani is definitely a winner.Looks awesome.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow healthy recipe,clicks are so tempting...

Tina said...

my fav..looks yummy nd spicy.

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!
Indian Cuisine

Priya said...

Never had or tried briyani with kappa, looks super flavourful and inviting.

CaySera said...

Thats looks delish......First time to your space....lovely collection of recipes.....glad to be following you

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Rinku Naveen said...

Sho kothippichu Jisha..Ugran aayittundu.

faseela said...

i Just luv it..........mouth watering preparation

Irene said...

Comfort food. Love it :)

divya said...

Amazing recipe.... Looks yum..Gr8

Suja said...

Wow kandittu kothiyavunnu Jisha,njan try cheythitundu but correct result kittiyilla, satyam paranjal onnu ranu pravisham flop aayi..nalla oru recipe illayirunnu..this sounds great..will surely give this a try

Nitha said...

yummm... super aayi tto...

Chitra said...

Wow !!!!!! Just so so delicious looking kappa biriyani...so flavourfull and yummy...can almost taste it from here..

Uma said...

Kappa is my fav. but I never tried in biryani. Super and colourful clicks.

Lijna said...

Never had it...looks yummy...

Prathima Rao said...

New & interesting dish!!! Always a pleasure to go through your posts Jisha & find some unique, authentic recipes ;)
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Priya's Feast said...

Wow..Awesome click..

Rachel said...

Wow, a comfort food of mine.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

delicious biriyani......

Muraligeetham said...

Havent tasted this..feel like having a plateful.awesome!!

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Plateful said...

Yes, kappa biryani! Malayali's comfort food. Kodipichu!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Ithu super aayittundu...

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...amazing clicks dear...delicious biriyani dear !

Loveforfood said...

i love that.

vineetha said...

first time in ur space Jisha...ithu vayichitu vayil sherikum vellam vannu..once we r back in bangalore i would like to go to this josuetan restaurant...i guess its a malayalee restaurant.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Love this anytime of the day :) Fab clicks n a wonderful space.
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Anzz said...

Kappa biryani adipolli aaney..! amazing pics. Jisha Anzzcafe has completed 1 year of blogging. You were amongst the first readers of my blog and your words were a great source of encouragement. Thank you for being a part of my small world.

Manjusha Pakanati said...

hmmm.....gr8

What's Baking?? said...

Mouth watering!! Love your blog.

maha said...

VERY NEW DISH..NEVER LISTENED..SOUNDS GOOD..N NICE PICS

HAPPY NEW YEAR

utomo said...

delicious foods. thanks for sharing

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

Dipoli Kappa biriyani .....super

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

wow asome jisha..i am first time on ur kitchen....

Turmericnspice said...

Love the clicks :)

Sini Cherian said...

yummy biryani

ramya said...

You just left me drooling all over!thanks for sharing my most loved dish recipe,jisha....Lovely blog!

Dolly said...

Great Clicks. This recipe is new to me..Bookmarked since I just love Biryani !!!

Turmericnspice said...

love your blog what awesome pixs

tanzif hussain said...

wow..i never heard of kappa biryani..really innovative..love the pics ya...
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Nimesh Thomas said...

awesome recipe...........it really mind blowing........and i like suggest something,while u r cooking beef,try to add some cloves tree or allspice tree leaves............

JishasKitchen said...

@ Nimesh - Thats a very good suggestion, will surely keep that in mind when I make it next time....:))..Thanks a lot Nimesh..

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