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tuo zafi

Delicious Tuo Zaafi Recipe

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Over the years tuo zaafi has become one of the most sought-after in the whole country.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 202 kcal


  • Ayoyo leaves
  • Salt peter (potassium nitrate
  • Salt
  • Okro (powdered)
  • Dawadawa
  • Pepper
  • Onions
  • Seasoning
  • Fish seasoning
  • Spices
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • Fish (salmon, herrings)
  • Cassava flour
  • Corn flour


Steps to prepare ayoyo soup

  • Chop the ayoyo leaves into smaller pieces.
  • Chop onion into smaller sizes.
  • Cut meat into preferable sizes, wash and put into a cooking pot
  • Boil water under high heat
  • Add chopped onion, powdered fish, powdered okro and dawadawa
  • After 5 to 7 minutes, add ayoyo leaves and salt peter (kawu)
  • Stir continuously until it ingredients becomes very soft. (do not cover)
  • Blend onions, ginger, garlic and add to meat
  • Simmer the chopped meat over medium heat
  • Add salt and seasoning and cover. Steam for about 10 minutes
  • Heat saucepan over medium heat until hot and add vegetable oil.
  • Add the chicken if any
  • Fry until all sides are equally brown
  • Transfer it into a bowl and set aside
  • Add chopped onion and garlic to the oil and stir until tender and starting to brown.
  • Add grinded pepper, tomato puree and stir intermittently
  • Wash salmon and herrings and add to the stew
  • Add all spices after 10 minutes and allow to cook.
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add chopped onions
  • Add fried meat (chicken) and allow to simmer for 5 minutes

Steps to prepare Tuo Zaafi

  • Pour some corn flour into cooking pot and add water.
  • Mix thoroughly to form a uniform solution.
  • Boil enough water and add corn flour to cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Fetch some of the solution made earlier into a separate bown.
  • Mix dry corn dough and cassava dough and add mixture to the boiling corn bit by bit.
  • Stir continuously and thouroughly to avoid lumps.
  • Add the corn dough solution you fetched (step 4) to the Tuo Zaafi to make it soft and stir.
  • Turn off heat after 15 minutes of stiring.
  • Serve Zaafi with stew and soup.



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Calories: 202kcal
Keyword ayoyo soup, tuo zaafi
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