A Popular Nigerian Peanut Snack
The Hausa people of northern Nigeria love using peanuts in their cuisine. There's a peanut element in almost every dish, from sauces to barbecue spices to snacks.
One such dish is daakwa, a popular peanut-based snack that is made with roasted corn and peanuts. Both ingredients are ground into a powder along with some spices, and then the mixture is pounded before being molded into small bite-sized balls. It is delicious and just crumbles in the mouth.
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10 daakwa snacks
- 1 cup corn
- 1 cup groundnuts (peanuts)
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon dried chili
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon negro pepper
- Set a pan on medium heat and roast the corn. Make sure it is nicely roasted without getting burnt. Set aside.
- Add some salt to the pan and roast the groundnuts over medium heat (or buy already roasted peanuts).
- Grind the roasted corn and roasted peanuts into a fine powder.
- To the roasted corn and nut mixture, add nutmeg, ginger, negro pepper, and chili. Grind together.
- Add the remainder of the peanuts and sugar. Grind together.
- Transfer the powder to a mortar and pound to extract the oil. This will make the mixture become malleable.
- Mold into small bite-sized balls and store in an airtight container. Daakwa is now ready to enjoy!