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