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hausa koko recipe

Delicious Hausa Koko

Hausa koko is consumed by all tribes in Ghana and commonly sold by Hausa people along the streets of Ghana.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 4
Calories 236 kcal


  • Strainer
  • wooden spatula
  • blender


  • Millet soaked overnight
  • Ground dried pepper
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • 1 tin Milk
  • salt
  • sugar


  • Wash off the water used to soak the millet.
  • Soak the cloves in water for about 10 minutes
  • Wash and clean ginger and add to the millet
  • Add the cloves to the millet too and pour the mixture into a blender.
  • Add a small pinch of salt
  • Blend till you obtain a smooth consistency. You can take the mixture to the mill for blending alternatively.
  • Strain in a fine strainer.
  • Blend the chaff and strain again.
  • Heat water in a saucepan or cooking pot under medium heat.
  • Set some of the boiled water aside.
  • Pour the desired about of the blended content into the boiling water and stir till the colour changes to dark brown.
  • You can add some of the water you set aside to dilute it if it’s thick
  • Keep adding some of the blended mixture and stir together with the wooden spatula.
  • Allow it to boil for few minutes and put the fire off.
  • Add milk and sugar to taste
  • Your Hausa Koko is ready for consumption.



NB: you can use a Hausa Koko flour to prepare the koko.
Serve with hot bread, doughnut (bofrot) or koose (akara)


Calories: 236kcal
Keyword hausa koko, porridge
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