A yummy recipe from the northern part of Nigeria, it’s similar to masa but has different methods of preparation and frying. 


3 cups white rice (shinkafar tuwo) 

1 cup cooked white rice 

2 tsp dry active yeast 

1 tsp baking powder 

1 chopped onion 

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar 

Vegetable oil 


-soak 3 cups of white rice in water over night. 

-cook the one cup of white rice till perfectly cooked and allow to cool down completely 

-in the morning take the soaked rice and grind to a smooth, perfect running paste. 

-now mix the cooked rice and grinded rice paste in a blender and blend for 5mins. 

-pour the paste into a container add small water so that the paste will be runny. 

-add yeast stir close and allow to rise. 

-allow to rise for 6 hours. 

-after 6 hours add chopped onion, salt, sugar, and baking powder stir very well. 

-heat a non sticky pan add half spoon vegetable oil, scoop the batter using a kitchen spoon, cover and fry on low heat. 

-when it turns golden brown flip to the other side and fry till golden brown (please do this on low heat). 

-remove and place in a dry plate and repeat this procedure untill the batter is finished. 


         To make miyan taushe 

Blend tomato with onions atarodo. 

Cut/chop spinach, spring onions and onions, wash and drain (the quantity should be 3 hands full). 

Cook the tomato paste till the water dries up completely (the quantity should be equivalent to a 1 cup when cooked). 

Cook meat with onions and salt set aside. 

In a dry pot pour tomato paste, 1 spoon palm oil, half cup vegetable oil and fry for 10 mins. 

After 10 mins add raw ground kitchen groundnuts and cook for 10mins. 

Add seasoning and salt to taste. 

After 5mins add vegetables and cook for 5mins. 

Add meat and meat stock. 

Cook for another 5mins. 

Meat pie

ingredients for the filling

2 Irish potatoes

1 carrots

Minced meat

1 onion

5 spoons vegetable oil

1 stock cube

1 tsp thyme

1 tbsp flour

Quarter cup cold water

Salt to taste.

To make the filling

-peel and boil potatoes till soft, cut into tiny sizes set aside
-in a non sticky pan add the oil, onions and stir fry for 2mins.
-Add the minced meat and stir fry for 4 mins.
-add stock cubes, thyme, salt to taste and top up with little water.
-now add the running paste you made from the flour and water, stir.
-add the Irish potatoes and chopped carrots, cover and allow to cook for 5mins on low heat.
-after 10mins allow to cool down completely.

Set this aside and move to making the
Ingredients for the dough

500g flour
Pinch of salt
250g margarine
1/4 cup cold water
1 tsp baking powder
-simply sift the flour in a bowl, add the baking powder,salt and margarine mix properly till well incoperated.
-now start adding water in bits and slowly and gently mix the dough till you get a thick soft and smooth dough.
-allow to stand for 5mins.
-divide dough into balls.
-pick each one at a time and flatten on the work top using a rolling pin.
-roll into flat circles and use a pot cover, press against the flat dough to get an exact circle shape.
-fill in with the filling , cover from one edge to the other end, pinch the edges with a fork.

-preheat oven to 170degres before baking.

-Grease the oven tray with margarine and arrange the pie.
-bake at 150degres till golden brown.