Koba (sweet)

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Koba
Kobandravina dessert snack food Antananarivo Madagascar.jpg
Thick, dark brown rolls of koba peanut pâté wrapped in banana leaves sold by street vendors in Antananarivo, Madagascar
TypeCake
Place of originMadagascar
Main ingredientsGround peanuts, brown sugar and rice flour
Kobrandravina being sliced in Madagascar

Koba is a sweet made from ground peanuts, brown sugar and rice flour. It is a traditional food of Madagascar (where it is also known as kobandravina), especially in the highlands. In markets and gas stations you can find people selling koba akondro, a sweet made by wrapping a batter of ground peanuts, mashed bananas, honey and corn flour in banana leaves and steaming or boiling the small cakes until the batter has set.[1]

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Koba akondro ([kubaˈkundʐʷ]) is part of the Malagasy cuisine of Madagascar. It is sold in markets and gas stations. It is made by wrapping a batter of ground peanuts, mashed bananas, honey and corn flour in banana leaves and steaming or boiling the small cakes until the batter has set.[1][2] Peanut brittle is also sold.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Weber, Katharine (2010). True Confections. New York: Random House. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-307-39586-3.
  2. Bradt (2011), p. 312

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