23.1.10

Impossibly Crunchy Yucca Chips!!!





Kappa Kizhangu Chips:(Kerala Style)

Yucca Tubers Chips, Cassava Tubers Chips.Manioc Chips Maravalli Kizhangu Chips. Kuchi Kizhangu Chips. Tapioca Chips. Impossibly crunchy homemade chips!!!

Manihot esculenta is the Botanical name of this plant. Where they have modified tap root...rich in starch(Yes, like potato). Its eaten in many parts of the world today, but traces its origin to South America.

In India, it is often associated with famine food'. During depression, people mainly sustained with just few tapioca plants planted at their backyard...the starchy tubers satisfied their hunger.

Nothing fancy today, just spotted this tubers at Korean market', manipulated it in quite number of ways, but the best results came, when I intended to do the chips!!! Yeah, it did turn out very crispy, than I thought it would be! It was bit tricky to slice them thin, but patience is virtue, right.

Ingredients:

Tapioca roots 1 large
Salt
Dash of chili powder
Crisply fried curry leaves few
Oil for deep frying(Want ethnic flavor? Use coconut oil for frying).

Method:

Peel and then slice them thinly. Set aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry these in hot oil. Few at a time.:)

Now, to the fried chips add salt, chili powder and curry leaves. Mix well and store in an air tight container.:)

Enjoy with tea. It serves as a good muchie, while watching TV, reading a book (should I even say that!).

36 comments:

Nandini said...

My top most favorite snack! Can I have the bowl pls?
You have sliced very well like 'Hot Chips'

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so crunchy! I bet they are way better than potato chips!

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks crispy dear..perfect

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! looks sp crispy and yummy:)
Have a great weekend!

Tina said...

My all time fav chips...Looks so crunchy and super ...

Dershana said...

Kappa upperi is my dieting nightmare! show it to me and i can devour a whole 1/2 kg all by myself!how did you slice such perfect matchsticks! professional!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

hi malar hru?chips looks perfect&crispy dear...

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Hi Malar,

Your post and the kappa uperi pics reminded me of Onam, that is when we used to have uperi being fried in huge quantities. Somehow, I felt the pangs of nostalgia once again. Great pic!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow!crispy..nice click too..

PJ said...

interesting tapioca chips! looks crunchy and yummy!

Cham said...

I can finish the bowl in a minute!

Shwetha said...

How on earth did you chop those up so fine.You're good with that knife.

Preeti Kashyap said...

my weakness..i could finish that bowl in no time malar!!! thanks for posting!

Siddhi S said...

wow very nice n crunchy chips

Cynthia said...

You know I love, love, love yuca and bought some just yesterday to cook.

I'm definitely going to give your recipe a try. What did you use to slice?

simplyfood said...

I love this vegetable They make lovely chips.

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh yes, it was pretty painful to slice them!!! Oucchh...my hands really hurts!!! I used a sharp chef's knife...also used a small hammer to run the knife smoothly through that strong root!!!

Sanjana said...

Malar, these look amazing! I'm SO making these for my friends and I. Perfect for a movie night!

K said...

Yum! I sure admire your patience to slice them Malar..I know how tough they are. Good one!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Crispy chips with excellent click:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks K' for appreciating my hard work, sure...its very motivating to me:)

Gita said...

I too love these chips Malar, wow you must have so much patience of cut them into such thin strips! I love the heading too :)

Priya said...

Woww i need that bowl rite now..u have loads of patience to slice them Malar..great work..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

so crispy n crunchy! thanks for recipe dear!

Raje said...

Wow looks like a great snack. Yummy!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Looks perfect and crispy dear!!!

my kitchen said...

My Favorite chips,but never tried in this shape,looks great dear

Deepa G Joshi said...

the one which I have eaten were round in shape..these look so nice..nice finger chips..maja aa gaya.

meeso said...

These sound awesome, though I'm not sure I would look forward to all that cutting and chopping! I need a sous chef!

Malar Gandhi said...

Thank you so much, friends:)

Swathi said...

Malar,

Kaappa upeari looks really good. I will admire your patience and thinly slice them with a knife. I don't think i that much patience. Anyway end result is really worth it.

Malar Gandhi said...

Thank you so much Swathi:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

that bowl wouldn't be enough for me malar!! good work, looks nice crispy; addition of coconut oil is a brilliant idea too!!!
next time I go to the indian shop, I'm going to get some too :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks great like the one we get in store.

kothiyavunu said...

Crispy and crunchy chips malars!!My all time fav snacks... I would love to have some...:)

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice crispy chips