Last Thursday was really special for me... our thursday special(here we have weekend on Fridays..so thursday is the day we gather and enjoy) for dinner was "kappa + erachi" .. ( a mix of tapioca and beef) ..it was ..yummy...
Although i have never tried to make this dish , i asked the help of my flat mate Davis chettan... Actually he was the one who reminded me of kappa+erachi last week. so i just asked him back whether you will help me. and he agreed.
and the dish was a huge success ..it was very tasty ..although i felt that the curry was little bit hot,(becasue i added EXTRA pepper ;) )..i enjoyed making it and eating it :D ...
Below is how "kappa+earachi" is prepared (this is OUR way of preparing "kappa" + "erachi" ..and i never claim this this as the authenticated/approved way of preparing "kappa" + "erachi"). its very simple. please note this is an amateur way of cooking ..so dont expect muchhhhhhhhhhhh...
1 kg Tapioca(kappa) cleaned and cut into small pieces ..
1 kg beef(erachi) cleaned and cut into small pieces..
(its better to cut kappa and erachi in same size )..
10 piece of green chilly(big one) cut into small pieces..
15 pieces of garlic sliced into small pieces..
3 big onions(savala) sliced into small pieces(not chopped)..
ginger sliced into small pieces ..
small onion(chuvannulli) 10 - 15 pieces chopped ..
Masala :(garam masala 5 - 7 teaspoon) ..but i prefer we make it ourselves by mixing cardamom, pepper, cloves, etc etc.
Cook "kappa" in water until its around 70 - 80 % cooked. its shouldnt be fully cooked. drain the water and keep it dry.
put "erachi" in a pressure cooker (no water with "erachi") with ginger, chilly, garlic,onion and the masala prepared. cook it until u hear 5 whisltes of pressure cooker. after cooking keep it inside the pressure cooker for further 15 - 20 minutes without opening the cooker.
after 20 minutes add the "kappa" (which is already 70 - 80 % cooked) into the pressure cooker .and cook until u hear just one whistle from the pressure cooker.
keep it for another 15 - 20 minutes without opening the pressure cooker....
Boil some cocoanut oil and add the chopped onion "(chuvanulli)" and fry it until it turns gold in color..add curry leaves to it.. pour this mixture into the already prepared "kappa+erchi" in the pressure cooker. boil it for 5 minutes...your "kappa+earchi" is ready.