Tapioca Fry

Tapioca Stir Fry (4)


  • Tapioca( Yuca Root) – 3.22 lb
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 8
  • Dry red chilli – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste


  • Slice the root into one inch thick slices.
  • Steam cook the root using idli plates or in the microwave for 8 mins (approximately).Cooking time depends on the root.
  • Do not overcook the root.It has to be cooked but not too soft.Below is the image of steamed yuca root.

Tapioca Stir Fry

  • Peel the skin off the root using your fingers.It will peel off easily.
  • Dice the sliced root into small pieces and discard the thin root that passes through the center of the yuca root.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds to it and wait till it splutters.
  • Followed by the red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add the diced yuca root and stir till the oil coats the yuca root.
  • Add  turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Stir the root and cook till the turmeric evenly coats the yuca root.
  • Cook for two minutes and turn off the stove.


You can also steam and eat the root without the seasonings.