Saturday, February 12, 2011

Beef Kappa /Beef with Tapioca

A very tasty combination of kappa/tapioca and beef. A very much loved dish in southern Kerala. Have it as a snack/lunch/dinner/breakfast/or brunch! It suits all time!

  1. Tapioca- 1 kg,cut into small chunks
  2. Beef- 1/2 kg,cut into small pieces
  3. Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Turmeric powder- a pinch
  5. Water-1/2 cup
Marinate Beef with
  1. Red chilly powder- 1tablespoon
  2. Coriander powder- 1tablespoon
  3. Pepper powder-1 teaspoon
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Salt-1-2 teaspoon
Dry roast
  1. Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
  2. Garlic- 4 pods,sliced
  3. Coriander powder- 2 teaspoon
  4. Chilly powder- 2 teaspoon
  5. Turmeric powder- a pinch
  6. Salt-1/2 teaspoon
  7. Onion-1/2large,thinly sliced
  8. Curry leaves- 10
  1. Marinate the cleaned beef with the marinating ingredients for 20-30 mins.
  2. Cook the tapioca pieces with 1/2 teaspoon salt and turmeric,and keep aside.
  3. Pressure cook the beef in the same water remaining(if any or add more water)
  4. Meanwhile dry roast the ingredients and grind them to a very smooth paste with minimum water.
  5. Take the cooked beef,tapioca in a wide pan,mix well
  6. Add the ground paste and stir well. 
  7. Cook on very low flame for 5 mins ,assuring the ground paste is spread all over the beef and tapioca.
  8. Remove from fire,move to a serving dish and serve hot!
Take care not to overcook the tapioca,but if you love it that way, proceed! Adjust the salt and spice requirements according to desire. Enjoy the delicacy of beef with tapioca!

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