Arrowroot chips / Gram
Ingredients: Arrowroot heads, onion, salt. coconut oil
Fried arrowhead chips are one of the staple and more popular Chinese New Year snack found in most homes during the festive season. It is crispy, delicious and so addictive that you would not be able to stop once you start munching on them
Fried arrowhead chips are only available during Chinese New Year. It is quite pricey due to its scarcity and deliciousness. In the Malay language, arrowhead is known as ‘nga-ku’, a term borrowed from the Cantonese vocabulary. Hence, fried arrowhead chips are referred to as ‘kerepek ngaku’ which is literally translated to ‘ngaku chips’. When fried, arrowhead chips do not need any extra flavouring as they are savoury on its own. It also has a higher content of protein compared to potato and definitely does taste better than potato chips.
Not only arrowroots are tasty, but they also contain vitamin B6, thiamine, manganese and magnesium. They are also a good source of phosphorus and potassium.