KWAKUMETI

As the names implies its made fron kwakwa a hausa name of coconut . Its a simple dessert made simply by grating coconut and fry it in sugar. INGREDIENTS Coconut Sugar Vanilla flavor (optional) METHOD break open one whole coconut Wash and grate  Set a wok on fire , should be medium Add sugar and…

GHREYBA

Gireba or ghreyba This is a cookie we all grew up eating most especially in wedding occasions it is based with butter or vegetable oil.  I wonder where the name came after a after a little research i found that i was originally from caravans and traders that travel in the early days from north…

SPICED SWEET POTATOES

INGREDIENTSSweet pototoes cut in cubes Salt Pepper Scotch bonnet /fresh red or green chili Garlic Oregano Mint Thyme Oil Onion Ummuzees garam masala METHOD Heat oil in a pan, fry potatoes till crispy and golden.  Drain and set letting it drip all excess oil. Mean while, heat another pan add 1 tbsp oil add grated…

MINCE FILLING

My simple mince fillings i used all the time, you can make ahead of time and freeze . Can be used as samosa fillings too.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg Mince beef, lamb or chicken 1 cup Onion chopped  1/2 cup Green bell pepper chopper 1/2 cup Red bell pepper chopped Salt to taste Black pepper to…

CROISSANT

Looking for the best breakfast staple, well this will definately do. Its a staple dated back to so many years originally from Austria and popularly in fench bakeries. Always prefer to make savoury stuffed croissant all the time but you can choose to make a sweet version by filling it with chocolate or even make…

MORINGA SALAD (kwadon zogale)

Zogale or moringa is one of the ancient food known for its vast health benefits. Its called the tree of life . Its been said to be very nutritious and contains antioxidants . The leave and pod of the tree are widely used for traditional herbal medicine as powder or supplements. I always recall growing…

MUTTON PEPPERSOUP

This has been there for a very long time . It one of those food that you grow up seeing eating and loving too. Its usually made with simple spice blend and you can also add daddawa called sumbala or iru a condiment used widely in west african countries originally made from african locust bean…

MASA (with Semolina)

INGREDIENTS 1 bag semolina 2-3 tsp yeast Salt pinch 1 tbsp Sugar  1 tsp baking powder Warm water (about 3 -4 cups or more) 2 tbsp diced Onion Oil for greasing In a bowl empty the semolina Add  yeast and whisk Make a well in the centre, add warm water and mix Beat well with…

ZAATAR AND TANDOORI CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS Chicken cut into piece(8-10) Salt to taste 1 -2 tbsp Red chili 1 tbsp Zaatar powdered 2 tbsp Tandoori spice 1 -2 tbsp Lemon juice 1/2 cup yogurt 1 tsp Garam masala 1/2 tsp Curry powder 1 tsp Coriander powder 2-3 drop Red food coloring 1 tbsp butter METHOD Marinate chicken with salt, redchili,…

CREME CARAMEL

Anyone up for an international dessert something that melt right in your mouth and give you the good feeling you get everytime you are having a dessert , this is the perfect one👌 INGREDIENTS 8 eggs 600 ml milk 1 tsp vanilla 3 tbsp custard powder(vanilla flavour) 1/2 cup sugar For the caramel 11/2- 2…

SHURBA WITH MINCE MEAT

Shurba is an arabic word meaning something to drink. But this shurba literally means arabic soup mostly made from cracked wheat. Adding a little meaty touch to it gave it an excellent taste. This is a definately most try during winter, after a cold rainy day and perfect for iftar dueing the ramadhan period. INGREDIENTS…

WAINAR FILAWA

This is a savoured kind of pancake. Its relatively one of the most common street food in Hausa states of Nigeria. Its eaten with yaji (a kind of pepper made with gounding red chili with salt and bouillon cubes). It is safe to say its a powdered dip for some snacks😃. Its mostly fried using…