Mastering the Art of Kappa Biriyani Recipe: A Step-by-Step Guide.

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Hi friends, welcome to our new blog, a unique recipe from Kerala called Kappa Biryani recipe. This Biryani is a fusion recipe between Kappa (tapioca) and mutton. If you are bored with having the regular standard Biryani, you should check out this unique recipe of Biryani. Commonly, you would have eaten Biryani with rice, but this recipe does not have rice, which is the unique aspect of this Biryani. In the place of rice, we use Kappa in this Biryani. That’s why the name of the Biryani is Kappa biryani.

Kappa Biryani is an amalgamation of Kappa (tapioca), mutton, and different types of Indian spices. This Biryani is less spicy, and not too much oil is used, making this recipe a healthy one. If you are fond of Kerala recipes, you must try this recipe to get the taste of Kerala.

Kappa Biryani Recipe is made after boiling Kappa to half Cook and mixing it with mutton, which was cooked with different spices. Both are mixed and, lastly, cooked together in a Dum for some time; for a detailed understanding, please check out our exact step-by-step recipe below. We have included images and videos from our YouTube channel. We hope you like this recipe. Please share if you select this recipe and subscribe to a recipe blog and YouTube channel. Thank you for reading our blog. We can meet in our next blog.

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How to make Kappa Biriyani Recipe at home

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Kappa Biriyani Recipe

The beloved dish of Kappa Biriyani Recipe originates from the southern state of Kerala in India and is a popular comfort food among both locals and visitors.
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Course: biriyani, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian Course
Keyword: kappa biriyani, kappa biriyani recipe, kappa biriyani recipe kerala style, kappa biriyani recipe kottayam style, tapioca biriyani
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 350kcal
Cost: $10


  • 1 bottom vessel
  • 1 Pressure Cooker
  • 1 Kadhai


  • 1 kg Tapioca/Casava/Kappa
  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Grated Garlic
  • 3 nos Green Chillies
  • Curry Leaves
  • 2 Nos Finely Sliced Onions
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Meat Masala Powder
  • 750 grams Mutton
  • 5-6 tbsp Coconut Oil or Normal Oil
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Coconut
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
  • Salt as per taste


  • How to clean Kappa/Tapioca:
    Cut and slit from sides to remove the skin. (Skin peels off easily )
    Tip – Soak in salt and turmeric water to remove the soil and dirt
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  • Chop them roughly in small-med size pieces
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  • Wash them thoroughly in water 2-3 times or until the water is clear
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  • Take bottom vessel and add 2-3 litres of water and add some Salt and turmeric and let it boil
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  • Then add the cleaned and chopped tapioca to the boiling water and cook on high flame for 5 mins
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  • Cover and cook on medium flame for 10-15 mins or until the tapioca are soft.
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  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a pressure cooker. Next, add one tablespoon of grated ginger and one tablespoon of grated garlic. Then, goes in three slits of green chillies and curry leaves.
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  • Next, please add two finely sliced onions.
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  • Now add Salt as per taste
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  • Once the onions are golden brown, add 3 tbsp Coriander Powder, Mix everything thoroughly.2 tbsp Red Chilly Powder, 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder & 2 tbsp Meat Masala Powder
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  • Add Salt if required after checking seasoning
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  • Then goes in 750 grams of Mutton/Lamb and mix it well.
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  • Add one cup of tapioca stock to give added taste and flavour
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  • Now generously add some Curry Leaves.
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  • Cover the lid and First, whistle three times on high flame. Then simmer and cook for next 15 minutes.
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  • Please ensure that the tapioca has been cooked thoroughly and soft in texture
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  • Once the Tapioca is cooked transfer it into a Strainer.
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  • For Garnishing – Take a pan heat some coconut oil and add chopped coconut and roast until golden brown
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  • Then dry roast grated coconut with curry leaves until golden brown.
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  • Once the grated coconut is aromatic and golden brown in colour, Take off the heat and keep it aside
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  • Once the gas is completely gone, Open the Cooker, check the meat is cooked properly and Dry out access water from the masala.
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  • To make dum, place a thick tawa over high flame and heat for 5 minutes. Then, reduce the flame to low and place a pan over the tawa.
  • First, transfer the Mutton Masala to the pan. Then, layer it with the cooked Tapioca.
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  • Garnish it with fried coconut.
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  • Cover and Cook on low flame for 10 mins.
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  • Mix it well and gently mash the tapioca pieces.
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Calories: 350kcal