How to Make Cassava Carioca

How to Make Cassava Carioca


  • 3 pcs large cassava or 4 pcs medium cassava
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • cooking oil for deep-frying


  • Peel off the cassava’s skin.
  • Grate the cassava. You should get about 2 cups of grated cassava.
  • Wash the cassava with water then drain it using your clean hands and a strainer.
  • Transfer the grated cassava to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the salt and white sugar. Mix well.
  • Get about 1 tbsp of the mixture then roll into a ball using your clean palms. Repeat until all the mixture is consumed.
  • Deep-fry the carioca balls. When the carioca balls turn slightly brown add the brown sugar.
  • Mix continuously until all the balls are coated with caramelized sugar.
  • Remove from the pan then drain excess oil.
  • Serve as is, or skewer 3 to 4 balls into a bamboo stick if desired.


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