My H loves peanuts a lot and have them as is So while searching for some peanut recipes i found this delicious recipe which is a classic street food in sierra leone and this recipe matched my letter K for Blogging marathon .So K for Kanyah/ kanya, I am so glad that i tried it as this a nutrients packed sweet snack and a tasty one. These are very popular street food in Africa and my adventurous journey of cooking is becoming more interesting by trying out some international recipes .
Kanya (or Kanyah), a sweet snack from Sierra Leone and nearby areas of Western Africa, is made from just three ingredients -rice, peanuts or groundnuts, and sugar. Kanya can be made with store-bought rice flour, or you can make your own by crushing parched rice. Traditionally kanyah are made in motor and pestle but i have used my faithful mixer because i don't have a mortal and pestle .
1 cup peanuts, shells and skins removed, roasted
1 cup uncooked rice or rosted rice flour
1 cup Dark brown sugar (You can use any powder sugar)
- Using a mixer grind the roasted peanuts into powder.
- I used uncooked rice so in a skillet I dry roasted them , stirring continuously, until it becomes slightly browned. Now grind the rice till they are ground in to powder If using rice flour parch the rice flour in a dry skillet, stirring continuously, until it becomes slightly browned.
- Combine the crushed peanuts and rice (or rice flour). Again grind them together with sugar until they form a powder.
- Using your hand press this mixture in round tall bowl or a plastic container in cylinder shape or just press the mixture in a pan and cut them in to square pieces.
- Serve them as snack.
- You can also shape them in Indian ladoo shape or any shape you like.
- If you have a mortel pestel do try making these in them i bet they will taste more yummier as that is the traditional way.
- May be served immediately, or stored in air-tight containers.
- To make it more healthy I used dark brown sugar but you can use any kind of sugar.
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