Marachheeni Thondu Kondaattam (Tapioca Peel Chips)

SobhaKesavan S

Marachheeni Thondu Kondaattam (Tapioca Peel Chips)

Do you need a different snack for the evening time or need a crispy side dish for the lunch, then this Maracheeni Thondu Kondattam is the best option. This is a very famous crispy chips prepared in the state of Kerala prepared with the long striped tapioca pieces. The peeled striped tapioca pieces are dried under the sunlight and then deeply fried in the oil. Try this crispy chips in your kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people


  • 250 Gms Marachheeni Thondu Tapioca Peel
  • Salt To taste
  • Coconut/Refined Oil As required to fry the Kondaattam


  • Wash and remove the mud from the Marachheeni thondu (peel of Tapioca) and cut them into medium size pieces. Then boil it for 10 – 15 minutes adding some salt in the water used to boil the Marachheeni thondu.
  • After 10 – 15 minutes, take the Marachheeni thondu out from the boiled water and allow it cool them.
  • Cut the boiled Marachheeni thondu into little thin, lengthy size pieces (as shown in above picture)
  • Dry these pieces under direct sun light (it may take one or two or even three days to get it dried well, depending on the sun light).
  • Marachheeni thondu Kondaatam (raw) is ready
  • Heat Oil in a frying pan and then put the Kondaattam in small quantities into this hot oil and fry them properly.
  • Marachheeni thondu Kndaattam (Tapioca Peel Chips) is ready. This Kondaattam can be served as a snack for evening tea/coffee (if necessary can add some Red Chilli Powder and Salt also to make the Kondaattam more spicy).
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