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Quite easy and delicious authentic Kerala dish! Tapioca cooked, mashed and combined with beef, meat masala and fried coconut. Adapted from mariasmenu.com.

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  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine kerala
  • Yield 4 serving
  • Cooking Time 30 minutes
  • Total Time 30 minutes


Tapioca Preparation
Tapioca (Kappa)
750 Grams
turmeric Powder
1/4 Teaspoon
Beef Preparation
500 Grams
ginger (crushed)
1 Tablespoon
garlic (crushed)
1 Tablespoon
chilli Powder
1 Tablespoon
coriander Powder
1 Tablespoon
turmeric Powder
1/2 Teaspoon
pepper Powder
1 Teaspoon
garam masala
1 Teaspoon
2 Teaspoons
Coconut Mix
grated coconut
1 Cup
chilli Powder
1 Teaspoon
coriander powder
1 Teaspoon
shallot / small onion
mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon
coconut oil
curry leaves


  1. Cut tapioca into small pieces. Cook tapioca with salt, turmeric powder and water. Add enough water so that tapioca is completed soaked in water. Cook until it becomes soft.
  2. Drain off the water completely. Mash tapioca a bit and keep it aside.
  3. Slice the onion. Marinate beef with onion and other ingredients listed under Beef preparation. Cook marinated beef until tender. In pressure cooker it might take around 3 whistles. Add mashed tapioca to beef and mix well.
  4. Fry coconut with chilli powder and coriander powder. Grind the mixture once it cools down and add it to beef and tapioca mix. Mix it well. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Fry curry leaves and small onions. Garnish tapioca beef mix with the prepared seasoning. Enjoy 🙂
Kerala Style Kappa (Tapioca) Biriyani

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