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Banku is an energy giving food prepared from proportional corn dough and cassava tuber mixture. The Banku flour maize have to be fermented to make the Banku.
Prep Time 2 d
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine West-African
Calories 534 kcal


For Fermented Corn Flour

  • 2 cups Corn Flour
  • 3 cups Water

For Banku

  • 1 cup Fermented Corn Flour
  • 2 cups Warm Water


For Fermented Corn Flour

  • Mix the corn flour with the warm water properly in a jar or container.
  • After mixing the mixture well, cover it with a clean piece of cloth and place the container in warm temperature for about two days. If it is a cold season it can take more days.

For Banku

  • Boil at least 2 cups of water in apot.
  • Add the fermented corn dough slowly to your hot water in the pot
  • Stir the mixture constantly and thoroughly for about 20 minutes. Make sure that the mixture is thick. If it becomes too dry, add water to make it stiff.
  • Roll it into orange-sized balls and use rubberto wrap it tightly to maintain their freshness and their warmth. 


Banku can be enjoyed with fresh fish and hot pepper or okro stew
Keyword Banku