Banana and Mango Tapioca Recipe

This sweet island treat must-try, made up of a staple part of the daily diet in Fiji - bananas and mango

Banana and mango tapioca. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Serves 4

• 150g tapioca
• 4 Tbsp raw sugar
• 2 small bananas, sliced
• 1 cup chopped mango
• 400ml coconut cream
• ½ tsp grated ginger
• 1/3 cup sultanas
• ¼ cup chopped roasted cashews

1. Cook the tapioca in a large pot as per packet instructions until glassy looking. Drain and rinse.

2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar in a warm frying pan. Add the banana and mango, cooking for a few minutes to caramelise. Set aside.

3. Place the coconut cream and remaining sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil. Add the ginger, tapioca and sultanas while boiling. Reduce to a simmer and add the bananas and mango to heat through.

4. Serve warm with cashews.

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