• 500g shelled round nuts
  • 200g shelled ground nuts
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Water

Mutakura is one of Zimbabwe’s good old nutritious and filling snacks. This version here has just round nuts and peanuts. I’m personally not a fan of round nuts (but my better-half is) so version 2 still stands as my favourite! Let’s get straight to it. The soaking is overnight helps to cut out on cooking time as well as makes the nuts a bit “bigger” in size.

Quick Instructions

  1. Have your peanuts (200g) and round nuts (500g) ready. Put the round nuts in the pot you will use to prepare the mutakura in. Pour some water and make sure the pot contents are covered completely. Let them soak overnight. Do the same thing for the peanuts.
  2. After the soaking, drain the water from the nuts.  Add fresh water and salt (1 tsp). Boil for 45 minutes, or until the nuts are getting tender.
  3. After 45 minutes, drain the peanuts, add them to the pot with round nuts. Top up the water, add salt (1 tsp) and boil for another 45 minutes or until you get the texture you want for the peanuts. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. You’re done, enjoy!


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

Have your peanuts and round nuts ready (a). Put the round nuts in the pot you will use to prepare the mutakura in (b). Pour some water and make sure the pot contents are covered completely. Let them soak overnight (c). Do the same thing for the peanuts (d).

 

Step 2

After the soaking, drain the water from the nuts (a). Add fresh water and salt (c). Boil, covered, for 45 minutes, or until the nuts are getting tender (d).

 

Step 3

After 45 minutes, drain the peanuts (a), add them to the pot with round nuts. Top up the water, add salt and boil for another 45 minutes or until you get the texture you want for the peanuts (c). You’re done, enjoy (d)!

 

Filling snack!

Filling snack!



If you are a fan of round nuts and peanuts you will definitely enjoy this filling snack. Go easy on it though as it can bring about bloating 😉 ! When you do try it, please drop by and tell me how you found it. Are you on my recipe mailing list? If not take a minute to sign-up here.

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