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Kachiri crisps (Cassava chips)

Kachiri crisps (Cassava chips)

Kachiri ya Muhogo crisps are a very popular street food in Mombasa, Kenya. It is loved by all ages, from children to adults.  This is the Swahili version of cassava crisps. Thin, light slices of cassava are deep fried and tossed in chili and salt to give the characteristic fulsome burst to the snack. You can add Red pepper and lemon or just eat it plain. Kachiri is one more food that will allow you the joys and satisfaction of food prepared on-location.

• 2 to 3 cassava roots
• Cooking Oil as desired
• 1 tsp chili flakes
• 1 tsp salt

1. With a vegetable peeler or knife, slice the roots into thin rounds.
2. Put the slices in cold water right away and allow them to steep for 45 minutes.
3. Remove the slices from the water and dry them using a cloth or paper towel.
4. Heat oil until hot and fry them until lightly brown and crisp.
5. Don’t put too many cassava badges in the frying pan to enable them to get the crispy effect.
6. Drain the crisps on a paper towel and sprinkle salt and chili.
7. Allow to cool and enjoy.

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