For my snack break in Madagascar !

Who am I?

  • For my snack break in Madagascar !
  • I am very popular not only among children but also among city dweller and farmer.
  • I am ‘perfumed’ with the biggest jewel of SAVA region: Vanilla
  • Everybody cannot wait to ‘see’ me when street vendors announce my coming by yelling: “K….k….. ....vao mafana ! » (“K… K… all hot”).
  • The group Tarika also pays me tribute in one of their songs...

I am of course….Koba

For gourmet who would like to make some Koba, you will need:

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 250 g of rice flour
  • 100 g of brown sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 100 g of peanut
  • Banana leaf
  • Raffia

Then, you will have to mash the bananas and mix them with rice flour and sugar.
Cut the vanilla pod into two pieces, divide longwise in halves and scratch out the seeds. Add it to the dough.
Put three tablespoons of the dough in the middle of banana leaf.
Sprinkle with peanuts
Steam during 20 minutes.
Mazoto homana (Enjoy your meal !)

About the Vanilla Islands

The Vanilla Islands are a promotional grouping of the Indian Ocean islands of Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, Seychelles and Reunion Island.

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