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akple recipe

Akple is an easy to prepare dish popularly eaten by the people of Volta Region in Ghana.

In this recipe, I am going to give you a complete step by step guide on how to prepare akple.

What is akple

It is a carbohydrate food made from corn flour. It is whitish grey in color and often rolled into round balls when serving. It is normally eaten with grounded pepper, okro soup, light soup, palm nut soup, ground nut soup or ayoyo soup. It is rich in carbohydrates therefore gives you sugar to produce energy for the body’s normal function.

Things to note

Akple is enjoyable when taken hot

It is best taken with grounded pepper and fried fish


Ingredients for akple

These are the ingredients needed to prepare delicious akple

  • Corn flour
  • Cassava dough (optional)
  • Salt
  • Water


Kitchen equipment you’ll need

  • Cooking pot
  • Spatula


What to serve akple with

You can serve with

  • Fetri detsi
  • Shito
  • Groundnut soup
  • Ayoyo soup
  • Ademe detsi
  • Aborbi tadi
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Palava sauce
  • Or any stew or soup of choice.
akple recipe

Delicious Akple Reciep

Akple is an easy to prepare dish popularly eaten by the people of Volta Region in Ghana.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 204 kcal


  • Cooking pot
  • spatula


  • 2 cups Corn flour (
  • half cup Cassava dough optional)
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 500 mls Water


  • Ground dry maize into a smooth powder. You can do this with a miller or send it to the corn mill.
  • Pour two cups of water into a clean cooking pot and place it on fire
  • Wait for the water to boil and add a reasonable amount of salt
  • Pour desired amount of the corn flour into the boiling water in bits to ensure there is consistency
  • If you’ll use cassava dough, mix desired amount in warm water and add to the mixture. make sure you use at most one-third cassava dough as compared to the corn flour.
  • Using your cleaned spatula, stir the mixture continuously to ensure a uniform and consistent paste is formed.
  • If the paste is too watery, add more flour to ensure you gain the desired texture.
  • Continue stirring until the akple is well cooked.
  • Mold it into serving bowls or storage containers and store temporarily.
  • Your food is ready. You can serve whiles hot.



You can serve with the following soups/stews or any other of your choice.
  • Fetri detsi
  • Shito
  • Groundnut soup
  • Ayoyo soup


Calories: 204kcal
Keyword AKPLE
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