Recipe for Tapioca

Authentic Brazilian Recipe For Tapioca

I have the pleasure of presenting you with a traditional Brazilian dish this week, called Tapioca! Discover the recipe for Tapioca below!

My guest of honour, Thais, will guide you through the process of making Tapioca at home yourself! You can find her on Instagram as @veggie.thais! Enjoy!

Hello, my name is Thais!

I’m 24 years old and originate from Brazil, more specifically from Pernambuco, the region where the film Bacurau takes place. However, I was born and raised in Recife, known as the city of high coconut trees!

Today I live in Germany, and my husband and I are both vegetarians.

For you, I would like to present an easy and very healthy Brazilian recipe: Tapioca!

The word “Tapioca” comes from Tupi, the language spoken by the tribes of people who lived in Brazil before colonization by Portugal and means tapi (bread) + oca (home).

It is consumed in different ways but it is usually replacing bread and is a food derived from cassava flour.

The ingredients

Ingredients - recipe for Tapioca

You will only need:

  • Tapioca (Cassava flour – you can get this product in Brazilian, Portuguese or Asian markets)
  • And whatever you want to fill it with! 

I will use cheese.  But it is common to find this dish with several fillings, like:

  • chicken and catupiry cheese
  • grated coconut and cheese
  • or even sweets like brigadeiro or guava jam

Note: If you buy the flour in Portuguese or Brazilian markets you will find it ready for consumption. If you buy flour from Asian markets, you will need to add some water, salt and then sift.


Preparation – if you have not bought the flour ready for tapioca

  • add a little water and salt
  • if you are going to prepare a cup of dough, use 1/4 of water and a teaspoon of salt
  • then sift everything


  • With the pan very hot place a few tablespoons of flour in the center and use the back of the spoon to spread.
  • Add the desired filling and close.

Congratulations! You made your first Tapioca!

Ultimately, the final result should look something like this!

Final result - recipe for Tapioca


It’s your turn!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for Tapioca and I can’t wait to try it myself!

If you’re looking for other ways to bring the travel atmosphere in-house, I have more international recipes out here! Take a look at all the other recipes on this blog!

Let me know how it tastes by placing a comment below!

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