Kashata Za Nazi (Tanzanian Coconut Kashata


1 cup sugar
1 cup moist grated coconut (or one cup of dried grated coconut moistened with 2 tbsp of milk or water)
1/2 teaspoon Cardamon 
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (option)

Food color (option)


Get fresh matured coconut

Get the coconut meat out of the coconut

Grate coconut as needed or finely chop in a food processor.. 

In a hot skillet, heat the sugar until it melts and just when it begins to turn brown reduce heat. 

 Add coconut and all other ingredients mix well with a wooden spoon for about a minute.

Poor the mixture into a pan that has been lightly greased or lined with waxed paper.  Use a spatula to layer the top and let it rest for few minutes. 

Cut into squares or diamonds while still warm.

* For crunchy kashata use the direction
*For chewy kashata add one spoon of water

Let cool and serve.

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