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Koba Ravina (Kobandravina)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Koba ravina is a delicious authentic dessert from Madagascar, made of vanilla-flavored glutinous rice, topped with peanuts and cooked in banana leaves.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: African, Malagasy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  1. Mash bananas. Mix with rice flour and sugar.
  2. Cut the vanilla bean in two, lengthwise. Split the pod in two and scrape the inside of each half pod with the blade of a knife to remove the seeds.
  3. Add collected vanilla and mix.
  4. Place 3 tablespoons of the batter in the center of a banana leaf.
  5. Sprinkle with peanuts
  6. Fold the banana leaf along the length of a rectangle and tie with raffia.
  7. Steam for 20 minutes.