NAIJA FOOD DOT COM: How to Prepare “Dawa Da Wake”

Want to try something new this weekend? Try cooking Dawa da Wake (Guinea corn and beans porridge) and you and your family will be glad you did. Dawa da Wake is a typical African food that can leave you wanting more even after you have had your fill.

Dawa da Wake simply meaning Guinea corn and beans is a native food of the Beju people from Kaduna State. This simple mixture of guinea corn and beans brings out a great taste and its also nutritious.

Dawa da wake is the ideal meal to cook especially in the present situation of the  economy  because its simple and cheap to cook packed with right kind of nutrients for a healthy diet.

Needed Ingredients

  • Beans
  • Guinea corn
  • Crayfish
  • Smoked fish (Optional)
  • Palm oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Pepper
  • Locust beans (Dawadawa)
  • Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Vegetables

Method of preparation

  • Pound your Guinea corn using mortar and pestle , sieve out the dirt and the chaff. But before then, pick out stones from it before you pound.
  • Put the guinea corn on the fire and allow it boil for about 15 minutes.
  • Wash your beans very well, add it to the guinea and allow it boil till the beans becomes soft (Do not parboil the beans)
  • While the guinea corn and the beans is boiling, slice your onions, your tomatoes and keep.
  • Once your beans is soft, add all the ingredients (oil, pepper, tomatoes, onions, crayfish, seasoning, dadawa, salt) cover and reduce the heart.
  • Wait for about 5 minutes and mix it using a wooden spoon.
  • Add vegetable and cover again for like 2 minutes, then turn and bring it down from the fire and your food it ready to serve.



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