Swahili Food Recipe - Peanut Brittle (Kashata Recipe) Tanzanian Way

Swahili Food Recipe: Peanut Brittle (Kashata Recipe) Tanzanian Way

Kashata in English translation refers to a tasty peanut brittle that’s located in Tanzania and other Eastern African countries. It’s a dessert or a sweet snack. It can be created in a variety of dimensions and forms, and it can be flavored with a variety of spices. With only a trace of cardamon, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

Are you a fan of peanut brittle? I am, and this special Swahili peanut Kashata is a delicious and simple treat to prepare at home. Just a heads up: as the sugar is melting and caramelizing, you must keep a close eye on it, or it will quickly go bad.

The peanut brittle was a favorite of mine while on safari in Tanzania, and it immediately reminds me of my incredible vacation every time I prepare it using the tricks from this Tanzanian Kashata recipe.

Overview of the Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe


Cuisine- Eastern African, Tanzanian

Time to Prepare: 5 minutes

Cook Time- fifteen minutes

Total time- twenty minutes

Servings- sixteen pieces


Ingredients in the Recipe for Peanut Brittle

  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar
  • coconut milk (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • Two cups of lightly chopped roasted peanuts
  • coconut flakes (1/2 cup)

Instructions – How to Make Peanut Brittle

  1. Before you begin tackling how to make Kashata, get your coconut flakes and peanuts ready and close to the heat.
  1. You’ll need an eight × 8 inches square pan that has been greased or sprayed with cooking oil.
  1. Combine the coconut milk, cardamom, sugar, and salt in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  1. Cook over moderate heat, constantly stirring, till the sugar melts and the mixture becomes liquid. Stop mixing and, if necessary, swirl the saucepan to prevent the sugar from getting burnt. Add the coconut flakes and peanuts just as the sugar begins to caramelize and stir to combine.
  1. Remove quickly and put the heavy substance into your pan.
  1. When it’s cool enough to handle, break the peanut brittle into tiny pieces.

Best Peanut Brittle Nutrition

213 calories | 26 grams of carbohydrates | 5 grams of protein | 11 grams of fat | 3 grams of saturated fat | 3 grams of polyunsaturated fat | 4 grams of monounsaturated fat | 153 milligrams of sodium | 167 milligrams of potassium | 2 grams of Fibre | 22 grams of sugar \ 1 milligram of Vitamin C \ 20 milligrams of Calcium \1 milligram of Iron

For more articles related to Tanzania Food Recipes, click here!

Recommended Articles From Around the Web