Toasted coconut – Nazi ya kuchoma – kukaanga

Toasted coconut

Toasted coconut

I normally have this for a snack once in a while here at home. My daughter loves this she can finish the whole coconut. Two days ago I thought I should share with others, maybe someone will also like.
Toasted coconut is a snack that is not very known in many Tanzanian households, but a few people from the coast region likes this a lot. Try it.


1) All you need is a fresh coconut.
Break the coconut and separate the coconut shell with the white coconut meat; then cut into thin slices.

Separating coconut white meat from the shell and slicing




2) Turn your oven broiler on high (or oven at 350F/175C). Arrange the coconut on a cookie sheet or a baking rack (preferred). Then broil for 10-30 minutes. Keep checking to get the color you want. For golden color broil for 15 minutes or depends on your oven.Allow to cool before serving.

coconut white meat on the rack

coconut on a baking rack



1) You can also cook on a stove top. Heat a non stick pan, then add the coconut without oil, stir until golden brown. Remove from heat, allow to cool before serving.

2) You can also grate the coconut to medium flakes and toast them to add in your cereal.

  4 comments for “Toasted coconut – Nazi ya kuchoma – kukaanga

  1. audrey
    September 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    can i used spelt flour to make chapati

    • September 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      I have never used spelt flour for chapati. But it is not bad to try. Please try then let me know so that I can tell others who wants to use wheat free flour.

      Mingi Love

  2. September 6, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Hi Mariam just saw the page and i love everything thank you for the good work you’re doing p.s i love your utensils :-)

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