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Ellum Kappa/ Kappa Biriyani




Ellum Kappa/ Kappa Biriyani

Ellum Kappa is a yummy combo of meat and tapioca. It is commonly found in tattukadas or Kerala fast food joints.It is also known as kappa biryani or asiad.This is a humble common man's food. Ellum kappa or meat with bone is a one pot meal and simple to make. Ellum Kappa is served in Christian families of central Kerala to guest on wedding eve.Today you can easily find this is road side restaurants  and even in  star hotels .

Ingredients

Beef - 1 Kg

Shallots- 1 cup

Crushed ginger and garlic- 2 tbs
Green chilly - 3-4
Chilly powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Tomato- 2
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Meat Masala- 1 tsp
Coconut oil
Salt to taste

To make Tapioca

Tapioca-  1 kg
Shredded coconut- 3/4 cup (optional)
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Garlic-2 pods
shallot- 1
Green Chilly- 4-5
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Sliced shallots- 2-3
Coconut oil- 2 tsp

 

Clean and cut  beef into small pieces. Marinate with crushed ginger, garlic, pepper powder,turmeric powder and salt. Set this aside for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan and saute onions till golden brown. Sir fry chopped tomatoes till it is soft.Add the marinated meat and fry the meat till it changes color to brown.Add chilly powder, coriander powder and rest of the spice powder and mix well. Add one cup of water, cover and cook in medium flame (or pressure cook) till the meat is cooked and gravy reduces and coats the meat. Set this aside.

In the meantime you can cook the tapioca. Remove the skin and chop into small pieces. Put into a large vessel and pour water to the same level as tapioca. Bring this to a boil and then stain out the water. Again put back the tapioca pieces in stove with a fresh batch of water .Add enough salt and cook till it is soft and can be easily mashed. (if there is excess water drain it out). You can just add turmeric, crushed chilly and curry leaves if you prefer or make a paste fine paste of coconut, cumin, turmeric. Crush chilly, garlic and curry leaves and mix to the paste. Blend this well with the cooked tapioca and cook for two to three minutes till the raw flavor disappears.Add the cooked meat and mix with the tapioca.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and saute sliced shallots till golden brown.Garnish on top and serve.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. Kappa biriyani adipoli, back to blogging good. continue.

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  2. yummy one,veetil kazhichittundu but never tried on my own...filling one!

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  3. Love your version of the kappa biriyani... drooling having a look at it!

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