DIY Hausa Koko

April 12, 2021 Comment

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Hausa Koko is one of the popular breakfast meals in Ghana which most people choose to drink it with bread, koose, massa, pinkaaso or any other pastry you like. Most people think preparing it is a difficult task but it isn’t. Here is a detailed recipe of Hausa Koko.

200g of Millet soaked overnight
20g of peeled Ginger
8 Cloves
1 teaspoonful of Black Peppercorns
2 African Nutmegs
1 teaspoonful of Guinea Peppers or 2 small Red Chillies
400ml of water
Half a teaspoon of salt

Wash the Millet under cold water in a colander and transfer it into a blender.

Add the Cloves, Ginger, Guinea peppers, African Nutmeg, Black Peppercorns and Water to the Millet. Blend everything into a silky smooth consistency.

Using a colander, strain the chaff out of the Millet smoothie into a bowl. Rinse the chaff with an extra 50ml of water into the bowl.

Leave the Millet juice to settle in the bowl for a minimum of an hour or preferably overnight for a slight fermentation.

Carefully strain the water off the settled Millet juice into a saucepan, leaving the Millet paste aside.

Bring the Millet water to a rigorous boil and set the heat to the lowest setting.

Using a wooden spatula, stir the Millet water gently and add the Millet paste. Stir vigorously for 2 minutes and take the saucepan off the heat.
The porridge traditionally is made using indirect heat, which you can find on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’.
Another recipe only requires hot boiling water added to the smooth Millet paste, which sometimes has a raw taste.
I prefer this recipe as it’s quicker and you achieve the silky, smooth and creamy nature of Hausa Koko.

For a lighter consistency, add about 70ml of hot water and continue to stir further.
Cover the saucepan with its lid to trap in the heat for about 5 minutes. Stir the porridge which should have thicken up by this stage and serve immediately with Koose or Pinkaso.

Credit:Ndudu by Fafa

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