Noddles Masa/Waina


Masa or Waina, commonly found within the Northern Region of Nigeria is a delicious delicacy people usually enjoy for breakfast. People believe the common masa/waina is only prepared with white rice, maize, guinea corn or even millet. On the contrary, Masa/Waina can be prepared from other options among which instant noddles can be used.


  • 120g instant noddles
  • 1 chopped atarodo/scotch bonnet
  • 1 diced onion
  • salt to taste
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • Vegetable oil for frying

You will also need a Masa frying pan or deep small non sticky pan.


  • Boil the noddles with water and salt, when 70% of the noddles is cooked drain the water using a colander and allow to cool down completely.
  • In a bowl mix the noddles, salt, atarodo and eggs together properly.
  •  Now heat some oil in the masa frying pan (you will need 4 holes).
  • Divide the prepared noddles into 4 equal parts and scoop into 1 hole each.
  • Fry on both sides till golden brown.

You can enjoy it with vegetable soup, miyan taushe etc.