Yuca/Cassava/Maravalli kizhangu are very rich in starch, and contain calcium ,phosphorus and vitamin C .But very poor amount of protein and other nutrients.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava)
This is one among my fav... made out of Yuca. also known as cassava.In Tamilnadu we call it Maravalli Kizhangu...my mom used to make tasty vada, podimas and yummy halwa with this... will post all these recipes soon.


Yuca( Cassava orMaravalli kizhangu) - 1

Onion - 1

Green chillies - 4 (accd to taste)

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Curry leaves - 2 sticks

Oil - 2 tblspns

Mustard-for seasoning

Urad dhal- for seasoning

Channa dhal - for seasoning

Asefotida- for seasoning

Grated coconut - 2 tbls(opt)

Salt -to taste

Corriander leaves- to garnish


1)Scrape the skin and wash and steam the root in preasure cooker
2)Let it cool and then crumple the root .
3)Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, channa,urad and asefotida.
4)Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and onions and fry well.
5)Now add the crushed root, salt and turmeric powder and saute.
6)Finally add grated coconut (opt) and corriander leaves.

NOTE:In Tamilnadu Maravalli kizhangu is coated with mud so we wash the root well and steam but here in states they coat the root with wax so.. have to scrape the skin and then wash and steam.


The recipes have been tasted and liked by my family and friends .Some Ingredients amount might be approximate in some recipes, which i mostly mention.Plz adjust the ingredients like spice and salt according to taste.I will be Happy to clear any doubts .and very happy to hear the feed back, which will help me improve my blog. Thanks

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