How to Prepare Fankasau

Updated: Jan 16, 2022
By Fatima Sani
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Fankasau recipe is a traditional snack that originated from the northern part of Nigeria – mostly among the Hausas. Its basic ingredient is flour and it is very easy to make and tastes delicious.

Let’s not waste any time and get right into how it is been prepared.

Equipment for Making Funkasau

Frying pan





Slotted spoon

Fankasau Recipe


To make this delicacy, you will need the following ingredients:

3 cups of wheat flour

1 spoon of yeast

1 teaspoon of kanwa (potash)


1 teaspoon of salt

Vegetable oil

Fankasau Recipe

STEP 1: Wash your wheat properly and remove stones from the grains. Spread it under the sun to dry then take it to the grinders to grind it for you.

STEP 2: After grinding, allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Sieve the powdered wheat and set it aside. Then;

STEP 4: Soak the yeast with water and add some potash (kanwa) and mix.

STEP 5: Add a little salt inside the powdered wheat, pour water, and make a thick paste. Ensure it’s not too thick though.

STEP 6: Cover the paste and keep it in a warm place to rise for an hour.

STEP 7: Rub oil in your palm and mix it again. Then;

STEP 8: Rub oil at the back of a tray. Then place a little of the Fankasau mixture on it.

STEP 9: Get a little vegetable oil in a small container. Dip your hand in it and make a hole in the middle of the Fankasau mixture.

STEP 10: Over medium heat, place a frying pan and add 2 cups of vegetable oil and slice some onions in it and allow to fry.

STEP 11: When the onion slices are fried, add the Fankasau gently into the hot oil and allow to fry for 15 minutes. Then;

STEP 12: Use a slotted spoon to get the friend Fankasau into a sieve container. The sieve is to drain the oil on the surface of the Fankasau.

STEP 13: Scoop the fried pieces of Fankasau onto a flat and try to dry and cool down quickly.

STEP 14: Ta-da! Your Fankasau is ready.

How to Serve Fankasau

Traditionally, Fankasau recipe is mostly served with Miyan Taushe. Some prefer to take it with sugar by dipping it into a container containing sugar and then eating it. Personally, my preference is Miyan Taushe. Ensure to serve hot as it tastes best.

Occasions to Serve Fankasau

This recipe is served on various occasions including eids, weddings, naming ceremonies, or any festival.

How to Store Fankasau

It is advisable to store this delicacy in a cool dry place because it lasts longer – say 10 days. To avoid spoilage or wastage, you could just make it in small quantities for immediate consumption.

Alternatively, you could store it in a refrigerator but its taste will definitely diminish the longer it stays refrigerated.

Nutritional Value of Fankasau

Because of the wheat grain in this recipe, helps in controlling obesity, improving body metabolism, prevention of type 2 diabetes, reducing body inflammation, prevention of breast cancer, and so on.


Now that you know how to prepare Fankasau, it would be nice if you try making it. When you do, could you please share with us your experience here?

If you find this article helpful, please leave a comment in the comments section below.

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

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