How to Make Tuwon Semovita (Yadda Ake Tuwon Semo)

Updated: Sep 13, 2022
By Suwaiba Dalhatu
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Semovita is a popular Nigerian food commonly eaten in many parts of Nigeria. In this write-up, I will teach you how to make Tuwon Semovita. It is very smooth, moldable, and easy to prepare. In addition, it is prepared just like Tuwon Masara, Tuwon Dawa, and the like with just a slight difference.

Your Semovita can go with so many kinds of soups e.g. Draw Soups such as Miyan Kubewa, Miyan Karkashi, Egusi Soup, Ewedu Soup, Ogbono Soup, Vegetable Soups such as Miyan Alayyahu (Spinach Soup), and so on. It is made from high-quality premium wheat. It is healthy, nutritious, and aids digestion.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

Equipment for Making Tuwon Semovita

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1 Sachet of Semovita
2 litres of water
A cup of groundnut oil

Procedures for Making Tuwon Semo

STEP 1: Over medium heat, put a clean pot.

STEP 2: Pour the water into it and cover the lid. Allow to come to a boil.

STEP 3: Get your clean bowl and pour half of the Semivita powder into it.

STEP 4: Add a cup of groundnut oil to the bowl.

STEP 5: Mix the content in the bowl with water and pour it into the boiling water. Preferably, make this mixture just before the water in your pot starts boiling.

STEP 6: Stir it with your wooden spatula gently until well mixed with the boiling water.

STEP 7: Cover the pot lid and allow simmering for some 10 minutes.

STEP 8: After like 5 minutes, check the content in the pot and stir it a little bit.

STEP 9: Now, start pouring the remaining Semovita powder and stir simultaneously until a smooth consistency is formed. Mix well to avoid lumps. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.

STEP 10: Put down your pot, begin to pack it with your parker, and pour it into the nylon leather while you smoothly mold it. Repeat this until all the content in the pot is exhausted.

STEP 11: Put the molds of Semovita either on a plate or in a food flask.

STEP 12: Enjoy it with the desired soup.

How to Serve Tuwon Semovita

Semovita is best served with traditional soups like Okra Soup (Miyan Kubewa), Egusi Soup (Miyan Agushi), Ewedu Soup (Miyan Lalo), Vegetable Soup (Such as Miyan Rama or Miyan Alayyahu), and any other desired soup.

Don’t forget to serve hot for maximum satisfaction. Also, take it with chilled water or any drink of your choice. How yummy!

Occasions to Serve Tuwon Semovita

Semovita can be served as lunch or dinner. It could also be served on many occasions such as Weddings, Naming Ceremonies, Eids, festive periods, and the likes.

How to Store Tuwon Semovita

It can be stored in a food flask or in a container and will last for 24 hours. If you want it to last longer, store it in a refrigerator. However, it loses its taste and firmness when not consumed within 24 hours of its preparation.

It is also not very cool for double-fire.

Health Benefits of Tuwon Semovita

Tuwon Semovita helps in checking your weight; helps in digestion, relieves constipation; and prevents you from heart problems or issues such as heart attack. It is also good for diabetic patients and pregnant women, among others.


If you can follow the steps stated above carefully, you will be able to prepare a delicious Tuwon Semovita.

Now that you know how to prepare Tuwon Semovita (yadda ake Tuwon Semovita), kindly share your experience with us whenever you do so.

You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more local Nigerian delicacies.

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1 Comment

  1. Fatima Sani

    Amazing and delicious meal.. I really love tuwon semovita with miyan karkashi😋😋 .It’s one of my favorite . Thank you for the recipe.


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