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The Malagasy population lives practically on rice and zebu meat, cooked in many ways, but without a doubt, the most typical dish in Madagascar is “akoho sy voanio”, a kind of chicken with coconut and some rice, as well as the “foza sy henakisoa”, a dish of fried pork with rice, smoked meat and fried pork. White fish with vegetable sauces will also be common, as well as beans in tomato sauce and similar dishes. As for drinks, we should not leave without trying the Ranon’ampango, a curious drink made from rice that sticks in the pans when cooking it, or the Rhum Arrangé, the rum from Madagascar flavored with honey or cane sugar, and vanilla from the country.


Koba: cake made with rice flour, peanuts, honey, and pistachios.

Koba akondro, also known as kobindravina, is a dessert that belongs to the gastronomy of the island of Madagascar and is very popular in many Asian countries. It is prepared from peanuts, brown sugar, and rice flour, the resulting dough is wrapped in palm leaves and steamed until the dough hardens. It is considered fast food and is sold at street stalls. As we do not have palm leaves, we have used aluminum foil to cook this dessert and although the appearance is different, without a doubt, it retains all the authentic flavor of this traditional dessert from Madagascar.



 2 large ripe bananas

 100 grams of rice flour

 50 grams of piloncillo

 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

 1 tablespoon of agave syrup

 150 grams of peanuts



Peel the bananas and place them in a bowl. Mash the bananas with a fork until they are pureed. Crush the peanuts in the blender until they are very finely ground and add them to the mashed bananas. Also add the rice flour, the piloncillo, the vanilla, and the agave syrup. Mix with a spoon until you get a thick dough. aluminum foil squares and put in the center of each square several tablespoons of dough. Fold the edges into a square shape. Steam the candies for 25-30 minutes. Let cool, unwrap and serve the koba akondro sweets. You can serve this Madagascar dessert with fruit, jam, or agave syrup. I will add fruit this time and you?


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