Tapioca Vadai

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 kg tapioca
  • 1.5 cups of onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies, minced
  • Curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps grated coconut
  • 1.5 tsps chili powder
  • 1.5 tsps turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

How to Make Tapioca Vadai

  • Cover the tapioca with cold water.
  • Heat till it begins to boil.
  • Let it simmer for 2 minutes and then drain.
  • Cover the tapioca with hot water and allow it to simmer till it turns soft.
  • Cool, peel and mash.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small fry pan.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • When they pop, add onion.
  • Fry till light brown.
  • Add chilies, curry leaves and grated coconut. Fry lightly.
  • Add chili and turmeric powders. Mix well and remove from fire.
  • Add the fried mixture to tapioca. Add salt and mix well.
  • Take 4 round lumps and flatten to 1.5 cm thick discs.
  • Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with chutney.