Taro Fritters

Taro have more calories than potatoes, for example, 100 g of their root provides 112 calories. Their calorie value mostly comes from complex carbohydrates, amylose and amylopectin. On the other hand, the roots are very low in fats and protein than in cereals and pulses. Their protein levels can be comparable to that of other tropical food sources like yam, cassava, potato, plantain etc …


  • 500 grams taro
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoon corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt


  1. Begin by washing, peeling and grating the taro
  2. Combine the grated taro with all the other ingredients, apart from the oil and mix well
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan
  4. With the help of a tablespoon, take a scoop of the mixture and shape it into balls (2-3 cm in diameter approx)
  5. Deep fry until golden brown

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