How to Prepare Tuwon Masara

How to Prepare Tuwon Masara

Tuwon Masara specifically, is the most consumed of all the types of Tuwos that we have. On the other hand, Tuwon Dawa is the least consumed after Tuwon Alkama of all the classes of Tuwo that we have.

In this article, you will take the lead in showing you how to prepare Tuwon Masara (ya ake Tuwon Masara) without much stress. Let dive into it! First,

Ingredients for Making Tuwon Masara

  1. Grinded maize (maize flour).
  2. 3 litres of water.

Preparation Procedure for It

  1. Grind the maize to flour and sieve it well. Ensure fine texture
  2. In a clean bowl of cold water, pour the maize flour into it. Stir it well until very is in a water state. (This is known as the talge).
  3. Get a clean pot containing 3 litres of water on the fire and allow it to boil.
  4. Pour the mixture in step 2 into the boiling water and stir properly until thick like pap.
  5. Allow boiling for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the maize flour into the pot little by little as you stir. Continue to stir until desired thickness is achieved.
  7. Reduce the heat of your cooker and allow it to steam for 5 minutes.
  8. Mold your Tuwon Masara into balls and put in a warmer.

Soup that Goes with Tuwon Masara Best

The common soup that is usually taken with it traditionally is Miyan Kuka. In addition, it could also be taken with Miyan Kubewa (Okra soup) – fresh or dried Okro, Miyan Taushe, Miyan Karkashi.

How to Serve Tuwon Masara

It is best served hot.

Occasions to Serve Tuwon Masara Best

It is best consumed as lunch and dinner. Sometimes, the leftover can be used as breakfast (as dumame).

But it’s not advisable to serve during festive periods like Eids. It is also not advisable to serve on wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, birthdays, etc.

How to Store Tuwon Masara

By warming it in the morning and evening, it could last for 2 days. However, if kept in a refrigerator, it could last for more days, although, its tastes could be affected. So, preferably, make just enough for consumption and probably for not more than 2 days consumption.

Nutritional Value of Tuwon Masara

As humans, we need the energy to take care of our daily life struggles. As such, we need this most consumed northern delicacy is great as it contains carbohydrates.

However, it is not advisable for diabetic patients as it contains a high amount of starch. So diabetics should keep off, please.

Conclusion

As you have seen, Tuwon Masara is very easy to prepare. It could even be prepared by an amateur cook – like children learning to cook. In addition to its importance, it tastes nice.

Moreover, it is the sweetest of all the Tuwos when eaten for breakfast as leftovers (dumame). Personally, I prefer to take it in the morning. Now tell, when do you intend to make this for yourself or your family?

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How to Prepare Tuwon Shinkafa

How to Prepare Tuwon Shinkafa

Tuwon Shinkafa is a northern Nigerian recipe that is prepared with the soft rice variety. You could also use the other varieties of rice to prepare it, but they won’t give you the best experience. Personally, this is my favourite of all the classes of tuwos that we have. Do you want to know how to prepare Tuwon Shinkafa? Stay with me.

This type of delicacy is consumed by almost every tribe in the north and so, it is not specifically related to the Hausa people. More so, it is very delicious as it goes with almost every Nigerian soup that you know.

Now that you know what Tuwon Shinkafa is, let’s go straight into how this Northern Nigerian cuisine is been prepared. Kindly allow me to be your guide. Not to worry, it isn’t difficult to prepare.

Ingredients for preparing Tuwon Shinkafa

You will need the following ingredients to make Tuwon Shinkafa, depending on the quantity you intend to make:

3 cups of short-grain rice or local rice

2 litres of water (more or less)

Procedure for the Preparation of Tuwon Shinkafa

  1. Get a clean pot and put it on fire.
  2. Add the desired quantity of water to it and allow it to boil. You could add a little more than the quantity you need just in case the need arises. Keep the excess water separately in a bowl before the next step.
  3. Wash the short grain of rice and pour it inside the boiling water. Boil until it becomes very soft and sticky (if the rice isn’t done before the water dries up, you can add a little hot water to it, NOT cold water)
  4. Use a wooding spoon to mash the soft rice thoroughly to form a soft dough.
  5. Wash your hand and mold the Tuwon Shinkafa into balls and put it inside a warmer.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy your Tuwon Shinkafa.

How to Serve Tuwon Shinkafa

It is dished normally with Miyan Taushe, Miyan Alayyahu (Spinach Soup), and Egusi soup. Serving it with Egusi soup is my favourite. In addition, you could also serve it with other northern Nigerian soups such as Miyan Kuka, Miyan Wake, Miyan Kubewa (Okro soup), etc.

Occasions to Serve Best

This delicacy is best consumed on special occasions as festivals or eids or any get-together. In addition, it could also be consumed any day, any time – breakfast (as leftover “dumame”), lunch, dinner – just anytime is fine. It is best when served hot.

How to Store Tuwon Shinkafa

This delicacy can be stored for many days provided it is in the refrigerator and constantly powered with electricity. However, inadequate cooling could result to its spoilage.

Nutritional Value of Tuwon Shinkafa

Does Tuwon Shinkafa has rich nutritional value? Yes. Because of the rice, it contains carbohydrates needed to give us the energy to cope with the daily struggles of life.

Conclusion

If you follow the above procedures strictly, getting a perfectly and deliciously made Tuwon Shinkafa will be right in front of you for consumption.

If you find this article helpful, please leave a comment in the comments section below. Thank you.

You are always welcome to northpad for more local northern Nigerian delicacies.

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