- Peanut / Groundnut Powder60 GramsAbout 1/2 cup
- Cornmeal200 GramsAbout 1 3/4 cups
- Sugar1 TeaspoonsOr more if you want it a little sugary
- Chilli Powder1 TeaspoonsTo taste. If you want it really spicy, add more
- Peanut / Groundnut OilSubstitute for vegetable oil
- Ginger Powder (Optional)1/2 Teaspoons
How to make Donkwa
Donkwa is a spicy snack that is made from majorly cornmeal and groundnut/peanut powder and has its origins in Northern Nigeria. This recipe makes about 10 Donkwas
1. Sift the cornmeal and peanut powder into a bowl to remove any lumps or chaffs.
2. Add the sugar, chilli powder, ginger powder (if you like) and mix all ingredients thoroughly until all are evenly combined. You can even dry blend to make sure that the ingredients are well mixed together.
3. Add the peanut oil a little at a time and keep mixing the ingredients. Adding the peanut oil will ensure that the paste sticks together and solidifies enough to be moulded into desired shapes. Keep adding the peanut oil little by little until the paste looks solid enough to be moulded without breaking apart.
4. Take a little of the paste and mould into any desired shapes. The classic Northern Nigeria / Hausa Donkwa is usually moulded into balls.
That’s it! Eat alone or serve with some peanut butter. Delicious!
If you don't have peanut powder, substitute with crushed groundnuts. Just make sure they are very well crushed with as little lumps as possible. Then dry blend with all the other ingredients to make sure all ingredients are evenly mixed together.