The best thing about food is that you get to experience a part of different cultures, which we think is simply beautiful. For today’s foodie Friday we will be heading all the way to Northern Nigeria, where they are known for their unique, tasty, sweet and healthy meals.
Masa or Rice cake as it is often called is a Hausa meal made from local rice.
What you need
- Tuwo (local) rice – 5 cups
- yeast – 1 full tbs
- sugar – 3 tbs
- potash – 1 tea spoon
- salt – to taste
- oil – 2 tbs
- Masa pan
How to make it
- Divide the rice into two equal parts.
- Rinse one part thoroughly then soak in already dissolved potash over night. Keeping it overnight allows it to ferment more.
- Rinse the other half of the rice and boil until soft.
- Blend raw rice in the water used to soak it until it becomes smooth, add boiled rice an blend together.
- pour rice paste in a bowl
- Pour in sugar, yeast, oil and salt, and then mix all ingredients together.
- cover the batter in a warm place and allow to rise for 3-4 hours
- mix the batter together
- place the Masa pan on medium heat, then slightly grease the Masa Pan
- When the pan is hot fill each hole half way with the batter, when one side begins to brown, then flip to the other side and allow to brown too.
- Masa can be served with either Miyan Taushe or Yagi or can be eaten alone as a snack.