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Cassava can be cooked in various ways. The soft-boiled root has a delicate flavor and can replace boiled potatoes in many uses: as an accompaniment for meat dishes, or made into purées, dumplings, soups, stews, gravies, etc.. Deep fried (after boiling or steaming), it can replace fried potatoes, with a distinctive flavor

Also known as
yuca or mandioca (Spanish), manioc (French), macaxeira (Portuguese), mandio (Guaraní), maniok (Afrikaans and Rotuman), muhogo (Swahili), mogho (Gujarati), tapioka (Fijian), kappa or maracheeni (Malayalam), maravalli kilangu or kuchivalli kilangu (Tamil)