Beef – Kappa (Tapioca) Cutlet


250 gm beef, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cup tapioca / kappa, peeled and cubed
1 big onion, finely chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp ginger, crushed
1 tbsp garlic, crushed
3/4 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp + 1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp meat masala
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
1-2 eggs, lightly beaten
bread crumbs as required
oil, as required


  1. Clean the beef pieces and pressure cook it adding 1/4 tsp pepper powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt and about 1/2 cup of water. Shred it and keep it aside.
  2. Cook the tapioca pieces in enough water adding salt. Drain the water and mash it well and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion, green chillies, curry leaves, crushed ginger and garlic and saute well at medium flame.
  4. Add chilli powder, garam masala, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, cumin powder and meat masala and saute well till raw smell goes.
  5. Add shredded beef and mix well at low flame.
  6. Add mashed tapioca and coriander leaves and mix well at low flame, sprinkle little water if required and mix well.
  7. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  8. When the mixture is cooled, make small balls out of it and flatten into desired shapes.
  9. Dip each cutlet into the beaten egg and then roll in bread crumbs till well coated on all sides.
  10. Heat oil in a pan and fry the cutlets on medium flame till golden brown on both sides.
  11. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel…Serve with tomato sauce…

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