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Ellum Kappayum

Anisha Kuruvilla
30 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Ellum Kappayum RECIPE

A Kerala delicacy combining tapioca and mutton.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Kerala
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Tapioca 2 kg
  2. water for boiling
  3. turmeric 1/4 tsp
  4. salt as required
  5. Beef / Mutton/lamb with bones 2 kg
  6. Meat masala 2 tbsp
  7. chilli Powder 1 tbsp
  8. turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  9. coriander Powder 1 tbsp
  10. salt as per taste
  11. onions 1 (Sliced)
  12. ginger and Garlic 2 tsp, freshly crushed
  13. coconut oil as required
  14. onion 1 (Sliced)
  15. Dried Red chilli 4
  16. turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  17. Curry Leaves 3-4 sprigs


  1. Boil the tapioca with turmeric and water till soft. Add salt and drain, keep aside.
  2. Marinate the meat with meat masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Keep Aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Pressure cook the meat for 7-8 whistles along with 1 sliced onion and freshly crushed ginger and garlic paste.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add onions and saute till pink. Add dry red chilies, curry leaves and all the powders.
  5. Add in the pressure cooked meat and give good mash. Cover and cook on a low flame for about 10 minutes. Add in the cooked tapioca and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.

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