Kappa Biryani is one of my favorite dish. I crave some time for this dish and that time in my fridge no meat to make this yummy dish. The original version is made with beef or mutton cooked with tapioca so called Beef or Mutton Kappa/ Kappa Biryani.

       This recipe came out becasue of my instant craving for this dish. I tried this dish with veggies by giving a healthy twist to this recipe. And the results came out really well. It matches the taste of non veg version and i am happy that i can make this dish with in minutes without meat too.

       The high light of this recipe is, this dish does not require any side dish to eat. Best one pot meal ready in minutes. So filling dish and u wont feel hungry any more. You can prepare this dish for brunch, lunch, snack or even for dinner any time of your choice. I have to say it is a real treat for vegetarians.

Vegetable Kappa Biryani

Tapioca/ Kappa- 4 cups (1 kg)
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Onion-1 big
Ginger, chopped/ crushed- 1 inch
Garlic, chopped/ crushed- 3 cloves
Green chillies- 2-3
Curry leaves- 2 strand
Carrot, chopped-1
Beans, chopped- 4-5
Peas- 2 tablespoons (optional)
water- 1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon (adjust according to your spice level)
Coriander powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - to taste

Vegetable Kappa

  • Heat some water and bring it to boil; add the tapioca and salt and cook till soft.
  • Drain the water from the tapioca and mash it slightly with hand or backside of a laddle. Donot puree them.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and green chillies and cook for about thirty seconds. Then add the ginger and garlic and curry leaves; cook for further thirty seconds or the raw smell leaves.
  • Add the chopped carrot, beans, peas and salt; cook in that oil for about thirty seconds.
  • Now add a cup of water and close with a lid and cook for a minute or two till the vegetables cook well.
  • Open the lid and add turmeric powder, chilli powder,coriander powder, garam masala powder and pepper powder; mix well and cook the gravy for about thirty seconds or minute till the oil starts to separate.
  • Add the mashed tapioca and mix well. Check for salt and add if required and switch off the gas.
  • Sprinkle some curry leaves and drizzle with two teaspoons of coconut oil for more flavor. But this step is optional.
  • Note: Do not add more carrots and peas in this recipe as the sweetness of the veggies makes the dish tastes bit sweeter.
  • Add the veggies of your choice like capsicum, sweet corn etc.

Kappa with veggies

Vegetable Kappa