Cassava is a tuber and eaten by all tribes in Zambia. It is mainly
grown in the Western and Northern province of Zambia.
The leaves are edible and known as Katapa in the local languages.The
tuber is known as Kalundwe, Tute and Mwanja in local languages.
When dried and ground cassava meal is good for Nshima, Zambia’s staple food.
Today I am going to prepare a Zambian snack using dry cassava.
You will need:
1 kg dry cassava
2.5 litres water placed in a bowl.
Put 2 table spoons of coarse salt in 2.5 ltrs water.
Make sure the salt dissolves.
Soak the cassava over night for it to soften.
At about mid-morning remove the cassava from the water.
Place the cassava in a collander and allow the water to drain.
Get a sauce pan and our in 500mls cooking oil.
Heat the oil and start frying the cassava.
Turn until slightly brownish.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Makes 6 servings.
Serve with tea or juice.
This snack is irresistible.
Look out for another cassava snack served with ground nuts.
Don’t bite your tongue.
Enjoy the meal.