Banku is a favourite dish enjoyed by the Fantes, Gas, and Ewes in Ghana.

In this guide I am going to show you:

  • step by step guide on how to prepare banku
  • ingredients needed to cook banku
  • and other tips.

Follow the simple steps to get yours ready.

There are actually several methods you can use to cook banku in Ghana.

  1. Using fermented corn only
  2. fermented corn with cassava though
  3. using the banku mix.

 

banku and okro stew

How to prepare the Okro stew.

Banku is mostly served with okro stew, groundnut soup, pepper sauce and tilapia, etc.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 4
Calories 402 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fermented corn (without cassava dough)
  • salt
  • cassava grated tuber with cassava dough
  • 1 cup fermented corn dough

Instructions
 

Step to cook banku without cassava dough

  • In a large saucepan, mix fermented corn dough with at least 2 cups of water. Add salt( Make sure it has a thicker consistency).
  • Put the mixture on fire and stir with wooden label continuously to avoid it forming lumps
  • When the mixture hardens, add a little amount of water and stir until its soft.
  • Cover banku for 10 mins and stir again.
  • Roll it into orange-sized balls and use rubber to wrap it tightly

Step to cook banku with cassava dough

  • Add water in a mixture of fermented corn and grated cassava in a large pot until it thickens.
  • Under medium heat, put pot on the fire and stir the mixture continuously to avoid it forming lumps
  •   When the mixture hardens, add a small amount of water and stir until its soft
  • Cover banku for 10 mins and stir again.
  • Roll it into orange-sized balls and use rubber to wrap it tightly

How to prepare the Okro stew.

    Video

    Nutrition

    Calories: 402kcal
    Keyword banku, okro soup, okro stew
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