This recipe shows you how to make masa (Hausa rice cake), I think you are going to love it if you do it right. Once you have the right kind of pan, you are good to go.
Ingredients. | Serving: 4
- 3 cups of tuwo rice.
- 2 Table spoons of sugar.
- Teaspoon of yeast.
- Teaspoon of potash.
- Table spoon of oil
- 50ml of vegetable oil
- Salt to taste.
You will also need the masa baking pan as well as basic cooking utensils.
Masa is mostly taken with miyan taushe but u can still eat with yaji (spiced ground pepper). There are other complimentary meals that can be served alongside. However, these two are just top on the list.
Get 3 cups of tuwo rice in a bowl. Divide into two equal part. Wash the first part and soak in a bowl with potash. The image below is that of tuwo rice.
This is how tuwo rice actually looks like, it is readily available in Northern Nigeria and several other parts of the country.
How to Make Masa
This is what you should do; soak a teaspoon of ground potash in half cup of water, allow to settle. Then pour into the first part in a bowl, don’t add the residue. Add more water and allow to soak for 8-10hours. It is best if you soak it overnight.
When you are ready to prepare the masa, get the second part of the tuwo rice. Wash and boil it with just water. Boil it until it is very soft. Go ahead and mash it to pulp.
Mix the ground rice with the mashed rice together. Add sugar and salt to taste. Add teaspoon of yeast, stir and allow frothing for 30 minutes. The batter should be running not thick.
Grease your masa pan with vegetable oil and scoop your batter into the pan. Allow to cook until it is golden brown. Turn the other side with a spoon and also observe as it cooks and turn golden brown.
This is how to make Hausa Masa, you can serve with Yaji (Hausa spiced ground pepper) or miyan taushe.