Mashed Tapioca Root/ Cassava Root/ Yuca Root

This is one of my favorite foods. Tapioca used to be a staple food in our hometown. Mashed tapioca with fish curry is still popular there. I make it often at our home, very easy to make and very tasty to eat. I already posted tapioca with coconut seasoning one of my favorite dish made from tapioca.


  • Cooked tapioca ———— 2 lb
  • Turmeric powder ——— 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For grinding
    • Grated coconut —— 1 tbsp
    • Dry red chili ———— 1
    • Garlic clove ————- 2
    • Cumin seeds ———– 1/8 tsp
    • Tiny piece of tamarind
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard seeds ——– 1/2 tsp
    • Dry red chili ———— 3
    • Curry leaves ———— few
    • Cooking oil ————– 1 tbsp

How To Make

  • While draining water from the cooked tapioca, do not drain it completely (keep around 1/2 cup of water in it), otherwise it will become very thick.
  • Coarsely ground the things in the grinding list
  • Add the ground paste, turmeric powder and salt into the cooked tapioca
  • Mash all together using a potato masher
  • Now do the seasoning
  • And enjoy the mashed tapioca

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