Try Your Hands Right Away On This Simple Masa (Rice Cake) Recipe

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Masa also known as Rice Cake is a special delicacy in the Northern part of Nigeria and is commonly sold on the streetside.

It is one of those very interesting dishes you probably don’t know is made from rice.

It looks similar to puff puff but doesn’t taste as sweet, and is perhaps considerably healthier.

Just before you get your rice out, we have to tell you that for this dish, you can not use your regular rice rather a special one known as the Tuwo rice is used and it should be uncooked.

This Tuwo rice is then soaked in water for 6 hours or overnight, drained and blend to make the paste required for the Masa.

The Masa is a very tasty snack you can have as a meal if you so wish and today we will be teaching you a special way of making it.


2 cups of raw rice

1 cup of cooked rice

1.5 teaspoons yeast

Potash/ Akaun

4 tablespoons of sugar

2 cups of water



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Baking powder

Vegetable Oil


  1. Soak the raw rice in water overnight.

2. Dissolve the sugar and Potash/ Akaun in 1 cup of water and add the yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes.

3. Drain the rice and grind it in a blender with the yeast and akaun (potash) mixture to make a smooth batter. Add the cooked rice, onion and blend to combine well. The batter should be thick.

4. Pour batter into a large bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 8-12 hours. You want the mixture to rise, collapse and ferment.

5. Add salt and a little bit more sugar to taste if needed. Add a bit of water if necessary.

6. Heat your pan over medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons of Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil. Scoop the batter and gently pour in the pan to form circles.

7. Cook for about 2 mins till golden brown then flip over to cook the other side

8. Serve Masa as a snack or with stew, Suya or just plain sugar.