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Delicious traditional food from Indonesia that easy and simple snack/appetizers with peanut sauce or rujak sauce.

Fried Tapioca Flour aka Cireng

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indonesian
Keyword banana fried, cireng, tapioka
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 pieces


Main ingredients

  • 240 g Tapioca starch
  • 300 ml Water
  • 1/4 cup Green onion chopped
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Chicken seasoning
  • Cooking oil for frying

Rujak sauce

  • 140 g Palm sugar
  • 26 g Tamarin paste
  • 18 pieces Cayenne pepper optional. Add extra if you like it extra spicy
  • Salt
  • 60 ml Water


  1. Grind garlic, salt and chicken seasoning until smooth and evenly mix.

  2. Mix well garlic paste into water then add about 4 tbsp tapioca starch.

  3. Turn on the stove over medium heat then stir it until thickened.

  4. Add green onion and stir until well blended.

  5. Put the thickening seasoning into the remaining tapioca starch on the large bowl then mix, leave a little tapioca starch so when you forming it won't stick.

  6. Make cireng/fried tapioca flour in a round shape about 18-20 pieces.

  7. In a pan fry, heat the cooking oil over medium heat.

  8. Fry cireng until nice and golden.

  9. After cireng is cooked, rest it on a cooling rack to remove excess oil.

  10. While the cireng is resting, make a rujak sauce.

  11. Grind cayenne pepper, tamarind paste, palm sugar, and a little salt with pestle and mortar until evenly mix then add about 60 ml water. Your sauce is ready.

  12. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can substitute tapioca flour with potato starch.