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How to prepare Hausa Koko

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HOW TO PREPARE HAUSA KOKO

How To Prepare Hausa Koko. Hausa Koko is a popular Ghanaian, street food porridge made from Millet (Bajra seeds) and spices.

All you need to do to create the fermented dough is add enough water to  ground millet to make a thick dough, leave it out covered tightly with plastic wrap, and allow to ferment for up to few hours.

Hausa Koko can also be taken in late afternoon as snack. It is made from millet with a few local spices added to give it a particular taste and color.

In most places, you’ll find customers enjoying their bowl of the porridge in a Calabash with fried spiced bean fritters, ‘Koose’ or ‘Akara’ or puff puff that accompanies it.

You can sweeten Hausa Koko with sugar, or honey if you are on a no sugar diet accompanied with a topping like evaporated milk or roasted peanut.

The spices used for the porridge gives the porridge its distinctive flavour. These include Ginger, Grain of selim, Cloves, African nutmeg, Guinea pepper, Black peppercorn.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MILLET(Bajra)

Bajra has fibre that helps reduce LDL, or bad, cholestrol. Magnesium helps control the glucose receptors in the body and keep diabetes at bay.

If you’re trying to lose weight, adding whole grain foods with a low calorie density like bajra to your diet may be beneficial.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Hausa Koko made of?

Hausa koko is a traditional porridge made from ground millet and is topped with a variety of ingredients such as sugar, ground peanuts, and yogurt.

Is Hausa Koko good for ulcer patient?

Hausa koko, like many traditional porridges made from ground grains, is generally considered to be easy to digest and may be well tolerated by individuals with stomach ulcers.

However, it is important to note that everyone’s dietary needs are different and that individuals with stomach ulcers should consult with their healthcare provider to determine what foods may be best for them.

Is Hausa Koko good for diabetics?

Millet, the main ingredient of Hausa koko, is a whole grain that is relatively low in calories and high in fiber.

Whole grains like millet can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity, which can be beneficial for people with diabetes.

However, when the dish is prepared with sugar, it will increase the sugar content and may not be suitable for those with diabetes.

 

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RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup millet dough/flour

3 cups water, divided

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder

Sugar, to taste, optional

Pinch kosher salt

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE HAUSA KOKO

Soak Millet overnight with water in a saucepan.

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

Add the spices: Cloves, chilli pepper, Ginger, Guinea peppers, African Nutmeg, Black Peppercorns and Water  to the Millet.  Blend everything into a fine smooth consistency.

Strain the chaff out of the Millet smoothie into a bowl using a colander. Rinse the chaff with an extra 50ml of water into the bowl.

Allow the Millet juice to settle in the bowl for a minimum of an hour  for a slight fermentation

Slowly 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 to avoid porridge from forming lumps and take the saucepan off the heat.

Remove from heat and serve with hot bread, doughnut (bofrot) or koose (akara)

 

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