Yuca Gnocchis

The creativity went cooking on this one! No flour, no potatoes are permitted in my house so this is the result a flour-less yuca and plantains gnocchi that will transport you to the caribbean islands. Disfruta del sabor! 


  • 1 1/2 cup of yuca (cut medium dice)
  • 1 yellow ripped plantain (cut medium dice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of salted water 



STEP 1: Grind well in a Food processor the diced yuca, plantain and salt.

STEP 2: Boil the salted water in a medium pan.

STEP 3: With a regular spoon OR a medium ice cream scoop, make small a scoop of the mixture.

STEP 4: For the blanching process, place each scoop in the boiling water for about 5 to 10 minutes.



  • 1 cup of flax milk
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry Marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of arrow root mix in a cup of water to make slurry.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hing (asafetida)



STEP 1: In medium sauce pan heat the Olive oil on medium heat, then add hing with the dry herbs (thyme, basil, marjoram and oregano) for 30 seconds.

STEP 2: Add milk to the pan and bring it to a boil. Then add the arrow root mix and instantly lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Add the salt and the smoked paprika and voila! You got a delicious sauce!

Serve & Enjoy! -Chef Govinda