Growing up in Indonesia, after school snacks were huge, students would line up to buy their popular snacks and eating for tea. One of my favourite is Fried Cassava. Today, at Highpoint fresh fruits and Vegetable grocer/market. I saw cassavas. I immediately took a small one and decided to make my childhood favourite.
It is not hard to make and one of the reason I like this is the crunchiness and not too sweet but still have some turmeric smells to it.
- Cassava (300-500 gr)
- turmeric powder 1 tsp
- garlic 3-4 gloves
- salt 1 tbsp (more or less depending on your taste)
- water for boiling
- oil for frying
- peel and clean the cassava
- grind garlic, turmeric and salt together
- once the water is boiled, I put in the cassava
- I added the mix of spices which I pounded earlier
- boil for about 5 mins, as soon as the cassava is soft, take it out
- let it dry about before frying to avoid splashing of oil
- once the oil is ready, cook between 3-5 mins using medium to low heat.
- ready to be served
I really want to recommend Highpoint Fruits and Vegetables grocer, I often found tropical roots or fruits for cooking which is often not common in Melbourne. Green mangoes are really in season, maybe can make green mango salad next time.