Best Hausa Foods That You Must Not Miss

By Dickson Osas

The excellent cuisine of northern Nigeria is well-known. Many people are interested in seeing north Nigeria and its beautiful culture because of its rich cultural heritage.

Hausas, in particular, are renowned for having various delectable meals that are healthy for the body.

Hausa specialties that everyone should try 

1. Tuwo Shinkafa

Tuwo shinkafa is a food from the Hausa land; it is a meal eaten by hand. The meal is prepared from local rice. It is cooked until it is soft and mushy.

It can eat with different kinds of soup such as Miyan taushe.

A traditional Nigerian meal called Tuwo Shinkafa is made using uncooked rice and rice flour. Short-grain rice (local rice) can be used to make it from scratch, but rice flour can also be used. The rice will first be cleaned. Next, the rice will be cooked on medium heat with enough water added to the saucepan. A wooden spoon will then mash the rice until it turns into Tuwo.

2. Masa or Waina

Masa is one of the best delicacies for the Hausa people. The meal is mainly used in events and ceremonies. And it can be combined with suya to serve as an appetizer or snack. The food is prepared by fermenting maize, sorghum, rice, or millet. 

3. Dambu Nama

Dambu Nama is an excellent Hausa food that many Northerners cherish so much. 

Tasty dry minced pork is called bambu nama. The first two ingredients, Tuwo Shinkafa and Masa, go well with Dambu Nama meat.

Remember that the meat needs to be incredibly soft. It must be boiled over medium heat for at least two hours. After that, it ought to practically dissolve in the tongue.

4. Furra Da Nono

A Hausa dish resembling dairy is called fura da nono. It is a creamy dairy that has been spontaneously fermenting. Typically, fura is mashed with dairy after being formed into cakes.

It contains highly nutritious that is good for the body’s natural wellness. It is abundant in calcium, magnesium, niacin, and protein.

It lowers blood cholesterol levels in everyone’s cells, reduces the chance of cardiac arrest, and contributes to the growth of robust, healthy bones.

5. Miyan Zogale (moringa soup)

Moringa soup, also called simply Miyan Zogale, is a well-liked and delicious dish in the Northern Part of Nigeria. The moringa plant has excellent therapeutic capabilities that are ideal for fat loss.

Potash, Kuka, pepper, and bean flour make Dan awake. Northern Nigeria is where it mainly feeds. You can choose Suya peppers and vegetables in addition to the standard accompaniment of powder peppers (Yaji).

6. Miyan Geda (Groundnut soup)

A delectable soup called miyan geda is famous in the northern part of Nigeria. Groundnuts are the main component of Miyan Geda. This delicious meal can be made in under 50 minutes and is particularly rich in protein and nutrients. It can be eaten with either fufu, Eba, Semo, etc.

7. Suya

Among the few meals eaten in practically every region of Nigeria, suya is a staple of the Hausa diet. Suya is relatively simple to make and shouldn’t take too long, but the flavor is distinct when done correctly.

8. Tuwo Masara (cornmeal)

In northern Nigeria, corn flour, also known as Tuwo Masara, is a staple food and a well-liked fufu filling. There are several names for it; some call it maize flour fufu.

9. Kunun Gyada

It is a typical dish in northern Nigeria cooked from cereals, much to pap (Ogi, Akamu). The Hausa drinks are known as Kunun, and each is named by the primary component that goes into making it.

Groundnuts are the main component of Kunun Gyada. It is a light, loose soup. Also, with the addition of vinegar or lime juice, it has the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

10. Miyan Kuka (Baobab leaves) soup

A stew from northern Nigeria called Miyan Kuka is made from dried baobab leaves. Baobab leaf soup is another name for it. The branches of the baobab trees, which are plentiful among the Hausas, are harvested, dry, and powdered into a lovely green powder. Because of the nutrient-rich leaves, the tree is known as the “tree of life.”

Miyan Kuka is a slimy, green soup that isn’t particularly tasty. Although it is a distinct tint, it resembles Ogbono soup. It may be visually unappealing to first-time diners because of the hue, but taste and flavor aren’t the only considerations.

This is one of those foods that tastes much better the next day after being cooked and served. Due to its high nutritional, vitamin B, and folic acid content, this soup is very advantageous for young moms.

11. Dan wake

Potash, Kuka, pepper, and bean flour make Dan awake. Northern Nigeria is where it mainly feeds. You can choose Suya peppers and vegetables in addition to the standard accompaniment of powdered chilies (Yaji).