Tuwon Masara (Corn Meal Swallow) Recipe

Cornmeal recipe (Tuwo masara) is a staple dish and a favorite fufu swallow in Nigeria’s northern states and is called by different names.
The term tuwon masara is formed from two Hausa words; tuwo (cooked cornmeal) and masara (maize).
Corn meal swallow (tuwon masara) is one of the world’s most popular current trending meals.
Every day, millions of people enjoy it.
It’s easy to make, quick to prepare, and delicious to eat.
Tuwon Masara Corn meal swallow recipe
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Tuwon Masara

Corn Meal Swallow


  • Corn meal (garin masara).
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Corn Flour


  • Allow the maize dry and afterwards you grind or blend it.
  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Divide the corn meal into 2 and set aside.
  • Pour the one part in a bowl add water and mix until smooth and set aside.
  • Then gradually pour the second paste into the boiling water and use your turning stick to mix until smooth cover and allow to cook for 10min.
  • Then gradually pour the remaining corn meal into the paste and turn at the same time until smooth.
  • Add a little oil and continue to mix.
  • Add little water inside and cover the pot allow it to cook for some minutes.
  • Open the pot and turn the mixture until smooth.
  • Mould as desired and serve with soup of your choice.
  • Add lemon, stir or give the pot a little shake and turn off the heat.


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