How to Prepare Tanzanian Kisamvu the Greens with Veggies & Peanuts

Kisamvu is a Tanzanian food recipe, Kisamvu is just another word for cassava leaves.


  • 1 pepper, sliced
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 bunches of spinach, clean and finely chop
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup peanut butter (natural), to taste
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • crushed peanuts, for garnish (optional)


  1. To begin, fry the pepper, carrots, and onions in the vegetable oil until softened. (In the meantime, work on cleaning and slicing the spinach!)
  2. Check some of the carrots and make sure they are tender before continuing. Then add the peanut butter.
  3. Stir until vegetables are evenly coated, then add spinach. (Note that if you use cassava leaves, they are much more fibrous than spinach; you will need to cook them first.)
  4. Cook the spinach, then add the coconut milk, salt, and pepper. You can continue to cook to dry it a bit (it would be more traditional) or serve it moist, as I did. Serve warm with light, love, and a sense of adventure.

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