Mandrai is a Fijian Food. The recipe below is mandrai recipe, but the Fiji Indians call it Bakalolo. Mandrai is a Fijian word meaning bread.

Ingredients for cooking Vakalolo:

  1. Freshly scrapped 1 cup Coconut
  2. Elachi 1/2 tsp (optional)
  3. Sugar 1 cup
  4. Grated Cassava 3 cups


Method  for steaming Vakalolo

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Wrap in foil or banana leaves. The size of each wrapped vakalolo should be approximately 1 to 2 inches thick and 3 to 5 inches long rectangular shape.
  3. Steam this till cooked.


The original Mandrai recipe did not contain elachi. But when the Indians cook it, they tend to add elachi.

Cassava is also called Tavioka or Tapioca.

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