Nigerian Funkaso

Nigerian Funkaso is a kind of snack mostly enjoyed from the northern part of Nigeria, it’s made from flour and has similar taste with nigerian Puff Puff.


-4 cups all purpose flour. 

-Half cup of beans (grind into very fine, smooth, soft powder). 

-1 spoon dry active yeast 

-warm water. 

-pinch of salt. 

-vegetable oil for deep frying. 


-sift flour, beans powder into a bowl. 

-mix yeast with half a cup of warm (you might need to add more so keep some warm water to close). 

-add a pinch of salt into the bowl of flour. Mix 

-now add yeast warm water into the bowl of flour mixing as you add carefully into a smooth, paste, thickness should be like Akara batter, so it should not be as watery as Puff Puff. 

-mix very well, Cover and allow in a warm place for an hour. 

-After an hour heat some vegetable oil, scoop batter with your hands make a hole in the Centre, it will be sticky but do not worry that’s how it should be so just handle with Care. 

-keep scooping, making a hole in the Centre and keep dropping in hot oil, fry on both sides till golden brown.

-allow to cool down and dip in sugar or serve quite any sauce of choice. 

Sparolls/Spaghetti Rolls (kids time)


So i had kids visiting for the weekend and all they will ask for is aunty give us meatpies,give us doughnuts,snacks,snacks,snacks they wont eat anything apart from snacks kids will always be kids…so i prepared this and they fell in love with it.


  • 100g all purpose flour.
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • half tsp salt.
  • 1/2 tsp thyme.
  • cold water to knead the dough.
  • vegetable oil for deep fryng.
  • already cooked and ganished spaghetti/noodles.


  • in a bowl mix flour,salt,thyme and vegetable oil.
  • add cold water in drops to form a thick stretchy dough.
  • allow to stand for 30mins.
  • on a flat surface/kneading board scoop and roll out some dough be sure to make it thin.
  • using a knife make a rectangular shape.
  • stuff/fill in with some spaghetti/noodles.
  • roll both edges in opposite directions and wrap to get a similar wrapping with springrolls.
  • rub water to seal edges and repeat the procedure for the remaining dough.
  • heat vegetable oil and deep fry till golden brown.


Potato Fritters



This is a great idea for breakfast.


  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes.
  • 1/2 onion.
  • 1 big egg.
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour.
  • 1/2 tsp chilli peppers.
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
  • vegetable oil for deep frying.
  • pinch of black pepper.


  • peel and grate potatoes using the tiny part of the grater.
  • dice onion into tiny sizes.
  • beat the egg and set aside.
  • in a bowl mix the grated potatoes,onion,whisked eggs,salt,chilli pepper,black pepper and flour till perfectly incoperated.
  • heat the vegetable oil in a fry pan.
  • using your hands scoop some small amount of potato fritters,flatten on the surface of your palms and drop in the hot oil gently.
  • turn sides while frying untill it turns golden brown.
  • keep repeating the procedure untill the batter is finished.
  • drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • serve with pap,plantains,custard etc.




From the northern part of nigeria comes alkaki,a newly wedded bride will present you this snack when you go visiting at the early weeks of her marriage,it can be enjoyed with pap,soft drinks etc.


  • 4 cups whole wheat grains.
  • 4 pieces of tamarind sticks.
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil for making the dough.
  • vegetable oil for deep frying.
  • 1/2 cup of water.
  • 1 cup of honey.
  • 1 spoon potash liquid.


  • soak tamarind (tsamiya),sieve, and discard the chaff,set the liquid aside.
  • wash and remove small grains of sand and dirt from from wheat grains,drain the water using a colander.
  • dry the washed grains under the sun for 1hour.
  • break the grains into semi solid texture using a blender/grinder or mortar and pestle(coarse in nature).
  • in a bowl mix the wheat with small amount of tamarind liquid,add the half cup of water and knead the dough very well for 10mins.
  • keep kneading the dough untill it forms a soft ball of dough like bread,add half cup of oil and you wil notice it will feel sticky knead some more add potash liquid.
  • cover and allow to stand in a warm place over night.
  • in the morning knead the dough some more.
  • keep kneading and hitting against the kneading board,rub some oil on your palms to avoid sticking.
  • now cut out a small piece of dough and roll between your palms forming a long cylindrical shape.
  • fold it in half and twist like a rope and make it into a circle,
  • heat the vegetable oil drop balls one at a time and deep fry.
  • place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • allow to cool down.
  • soak the balls inside the honey or sugar syrup over night.
  • and its ready.


Fried meat pie


Bye Bye baked meat pies and hello fried meat pies,this crunchy and delicious meat pie will keep you and your family drooling and asking for more, try this recipe out.


for meat pie filling

  • 300g minced beef.
  • 1 onion.
  • 2 medium sized carrots.
  • 2 potatoes.
  • handfull chopped spring onions.
  • 1 tsp curry powder.
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 stock cubes.
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour.
  • half cup vegetable oil.

for making the pastry

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour.
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tbsp butter.
  • pinch of salt.
  • 1/2 cup cold water.


to make meat pie filling.

  • scrape carrots,peel potatoes wash,cut into cube sized chunks, cook,drain and set aside.
  • in a pot add oil,minced meat,diced onions,curry,thyme,stock cube and stir fry for 3mins.
  • add cooked carrots,potatoes and top up with half cup of water and allow to boil for 2mins.
  • now make a running paste with flour and cold water.
  • add the paste into the pot containing minced meat stir and cook for 5mins.
  • allow to cool down completely.

to make meat pie pastry.

  • in a bowl mix all dry ingredients and mix very well.
  • now rub the butter against the flour mixture untill well incoperated (it will look like bread crumbs).
  • now add water bit by bits and keep kneading the dough till you achieve a thick elastic dough.
  • knead for another 5mins,cover and allow for 15mins.
  • after 15mins bring out dough and knead some more.
  • divide dough into 5 equal parts.
  • dust your work surface with flour.
  • roll out dough using a rolling pin to 5mm thickness.
  • use a pot lid to cut out a round shape dough.
  • remove excess dough around the cut dough.
  • scoop some desired amount of minced meat filling on the round dough.
  • fold one edge of dough to meet other opposite edge.
  • use your hands to seal edges properly.
  • use a fork and press against egdes to seal tight.
  • seal with hands properly again.
  • heat some amount of vegetable oil and deep fry on medium heat till golden brown.
  • enjoy…


Beef Tacos


Are you tired of same old popular snacks? Beef tacos could be your option.This snack will keep you asking for more and more,the best part is the beef filling which has a crunchy drooling taste.


For the dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour.
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 tsp salt.

For tacos filling

  • 1/4 cabbage (grated).
  • 1 carrot (grated).
  • 1 green bell pepper(chopped).
  • 1 onions(diced).
  • 1/2 tsp ginger.
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
  • 1 stock cube.
  • 1 tsp soy sauce.
  • 6 pieces of boneless beef.
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 1 tsp black pepper.
  • 1/2 tsp chilli pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper(chopped).
  • ketchup


To make tacos filling

  • cut pieces of beef into thin slices wash and set aside.
  • in a bowl mix beef, chilli peppers, soysauce, blackpepper, stock cubes, garlic powder, ginger powder properly and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1hour.
  • after 1hour heat vegetable oil and add the marinated beef.
  • stir fry for 5mins or til beef is properly cooked .
  • when its done,lower the temperature and add the cabbage,carrots,green peppers,onions and stir fry for 2mins.
  • allow to cool down completely.

The tacos dough

  • in a bowl sift flour,salt add vegetable oil mix well.
  • add water bits by bits and knead the dough very well.
  • cover dough with kitchen towel and set aside for 15mins.
  • after 15mins divide the dough in 8 equal parts.
  • take one portion of dough and roll using a rolling pin.
  • prick the rolled dough with a fork.
  • using the rolling pin fold tacos dough around the rolling pin.
  • allow to stand like that for few seconds.
  • remove from  rolling pin still in a folded position .
  • drop in hot oil and fry till golden brown.
  • drain fried tacos in a colander and allow to cool down completely.
  • pick tacos one at a time and stuff the beef filling.
  • add ketchup and enjoy.