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Tapioca (Cassava/Yuka/Kuchi Kelangu) Snack Recipes

Tapioca tubers - healthy recipes
Tapioca tubers

Tapioca (Yuka or Cassava roots) is locally called as Kuchi kelangu in Tamil Nadu, India.

It is a tasty and healthy ingredient used to make a variety of delicious snacks. I have listed my favorite recipes for cooked tapioca tubers and tapioca chips.

1. Cooked Tapioca

This is the most easiest and healthiest recipe of all the snacks made with tapioca. It is also a very stomach filling dish which can be made in a short time.

Tapioca snack recipes
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  1. Tapioca tubers
  2. Salt – as needed
  3. Tempering items (check the process in my earlier post)


  • Peel the skin and wash the tapioca tubers.
  • Simply cut them into small pieces and cook using a pressure cooker.
  • Temper the cooked tapioca and add salt to taste, and you are good to go!

Tempering process is explained in my post ‘Coconut chutney‘ for beginners.

tapioca recipes

2. Tapioca Chips

Tapioca chips are famous worldwide and are favored over potato chips by the calorie-conscious folks. These chips are also very easy to make.


  1. Tapioca tubers
  2. Salt – as needed
  3. Chilli powder – as needed
  4. Cooking oil – 300 ml


  • Peel the skin and wash the tapioca tubers.
  • Grate the tubers using a long-bladed grater to obtain chip shaped thin slices.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a deep-bottomed vessel.
  • Fry the tapioca slices till they turn crisp (about 1 minute or so)
  • Let the chips cool and then sprinkle salt and red chilli powder over them.

The best thing about these chips is that they don’t retain much oil even though they are deep-fried.

You can roll them gently in tissue paper and whatever oil is remaining would get absorbed by the paper.

Tapioca chips

Enjoy these easy to make, mouth-watering snacks with your tea.

Did you know that Tapioca Flour is also available these days? You can use it as a thickening agent and to make cakes too!

Tapioca vada (Recipes with kuchi kelangu/cassava/yuka)
Kelangu Vada

3. Kuchi Kelangu Vada

You can also make yummy Tapioca vada with this tuber. Check out my post Tapioca Vada for the recipe.

Bookmark this page and use it to whip up delicious snacks when you have these amazing Tapioca tubers on hand 🙂

Share your favorite recipes which use Tapioca too.


Tapioca snack recipes (Recipes with kuchi kelangu/cassava/yuka)
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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 97 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published with more in the pipeline. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels.

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