How to Make Tubani Recipe

How to Make Tubani Recipe

Tubani recipe is another northern Nigerian dish that is primarily consumed by Hausas. It is prepared using three (3) different methods, just like Gauda, as a result of the differences in the ingredients used.

It can be made with masara and waken soya (maize and soya beans); also, it can be made with white beans and maize alone. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to prepare Tubani using three distinct methods. Please stick with me!

Equipment for Making Tubani

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How to Make Tubani Recipe with Masara and Soya Beans


2 cups of maize
2 cups of soya beans
4 spoons of baobab leaf powder (Kuka)
A small piece of potash (kanwa)
Powdered pepper
Vegetable, palm oil, or soup

Procedure for Preparing Tubani with Masara and Waken Soya

STEP 1: Remove the dirt from the maize and soya beans and thoroughly combine them. (In Hausa, the word cakudawa means mixing.’)

STEP 2: Grind or blend the ingredients until finely ground, then filter into a basin or container. Then,

STEP 3: Soak and set aside the potash.

STEP 4: Thoroughly combine the contents of STEP 2 with the kuka (Baobab leaf powder).

STEP 5: Pour the potash into the bowl and thoroughly mix it in.

STEP 6: Next, slowly drizzle in the water while mixing to make a dough that is neither too thick nor too thin.

STEP 7: Fetch the dough with your hand and mold it to the shape you want then set it aside.

STEP 8: Continue until all of the dough has been used up.

STEP 9: In a clean saucepan over medium heat, pour water, place the contents in STEP 7 in the pot, and cover the pot with the lid. Allow for 40 minutes of cooking time, just like Danwake.

STEP 10: Scoop the Tubani one by one after turning off the heat and put in a clean warmer.

STEP 11: Fry your oil for only 2 minutes (vegetable or palm oil).

STEP 12: Your Tubani with masara and wake is ready!

How to Make Tubani Recipe with Masara and White Beans (Farin Wake)


2 cups of beans
2 spoons of baobab leaf powder (Kuka)
A small piece of potash (kanwa)
Powdered pepper
Vegetable or palm oil or soup

Procedure for Preparing Tubani with Wake (Beans)

STEP 1: Separate the beans from the dirt.

STEP 2: Fill a clean basin halfway with water and soak the beans for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Rinse the beans thoroughly to remove the grain shafts.

STEP 4: Immediately after washing, blend or grind it to produce a thick dough.

STEP 5: Add the maggi into the dough and thoroughly mix.

STEP 6: Fetch the dough with your hand and mold it to the shape you want then set it aside. Repeat the same process until the entire dough is exhausted.

STEP 7: Over medium heat, get a clean pot, pour water into it, arrange the content in STEP 6 in the pot, and cover the lid of the pot. Allow to cook for 40 minutes just like Danwake.

STEP 8: After turning off the heat, scoop the Tubani one by one and place them in a clean warmer.

STEP 9: Fry your oil (vegetable or palm oil) for just 2 minutes.

STEP 10: Your Tubani with wake (beans) is ready!

How to Make Tubani Recipe with Masara (Maize)


Same with the ingredients for Tubani made from maize and soya beans

Procedure for Preparing Tubani with Masara (Maize)

The procedure is the same as that of Tubani made from Maize and soya beans except that in this case, no soya beans.

How to Serve Tubani Recipe

Tubani is usually served with Miyan Taushe, which is typically poured over the tubani. Powdered pepper, Maggi, and oil could be put on top of the Tubani before serving. Alternatively, you could simply place the Tubani on one plate and the oil, pepper, and maggi combined on another platter, and then consume the Tubani by dipping it in the second plate.

Occasions to Serve Tubani Recipe Best

Tubani is suitable for consumption at any time of the day. It could also be consumed as one of our three fundamental meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). When eaten as a dessert, it isn’t a bad idea.

How to Store Tubani Recipe

If you keep it submerged in water, it will last for 24 hours. When refrigerated, however, it will last 3 to 4 days.

Nutritional Value of Tubani Recipe

Tubani with beans adds folate, protein, and anti-inflammatory benefits to the dish. It also helps to prevent cancer and fatty liver disease, among other things.

Tubani with maize and/or soya beans additionally helps supply the energy we need for our daily activities, as well as treating sleep disorders, managing diabetes, and improving blood circulation. It is also necessary during pregnancy.


Tubani recipe is a delicious northern Nigerian dish that is simple to cook, as you’ve seen above. You’ll get there if you properly follow the steps. I hope you found this article to be useful.

Anyway, that concludes this amazing meal. Make it for yourself or your family, and let us know how it goes in the comments area below.

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How to Make Your Delicious Danwake

How to Make Your Delicious Danwake

Danwake (literarily translated as ‘son of beans’), is a delicacy well known in the northern part of Nigeria, mostly among the Hausa people. It dates back to time immemorial. It is quite fast and easy to make. Some may choose to take it as a basic meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), and some as a dessert or casual meal. When well prepared, it’s delicious however you serve it. In this article, I will be teaching you how to make this delicious Northern Nigerian cuisine.

Let’s go straight into it!

How to Make Danwake


A medium cooking pot




Frying pan

kitchen knife

Ingredients for Making Danwake

You will be needing the following ingredients to make Danwake depending on the quantity you have in mind:

1 cup of guinea corn

½ tin of white b

1 cup of guinea corn

½ tin of white beans

3 cups of dried cassava

2 – 4 spoons of baobab powder (kuka)

A small piece of potash (kanwa)

Procedures for Preparation

STEP 1: Grind the mixture of Guinea corn, cassava, and white beans to powder and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

STEP 2: Sieve the powder to remove shafts and grains. Then;

STEP 3: Add your baobab powder and a little soaked potash.

STEP 4: Pour little water and stir till the powder turns into a paste. Ensure not to make it too watery or too thick for dumplings.

STEP 5: Keep your water boiling at 1000C, then pinch and dump the dough into the boiling water in the desired sizes. (Boiling water should be at least the same volume or more as the volume of dumplings you want to make).

STEP 6: Stir boiling dumplings with a scoop and allow them to boil for 10 – 15 minutes.

STEP 7: Sieve your dumplings using a colander and put them in clean cold water. Then, rinse twice and your Danwake is ready.

Furthermore, get your frying pan on fire and pour vegetable oil into it. Slice your onions and add them to the frying pan. Allow frying for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to Serve Danwake

Traditionally, Danwake is normally dished with vegetable oil, fried onion, maggi, salt, and ground pepper. But nowadays, it is well garnished with boiled egg, cabbage, tomato, and even boiled or fried meat. Ways to serve are numerous depending on one’s interest and financial capability.

Picture of Danwake

Occasions to Serve Best

Danwake is best served as breakfast or as lunch. However, it’s not advisable to serve on occasions like Eid, Naming Ceremonies, Marriages, or the like.

How to Store Danwake

This delicacy cannot be stored for more than 24 hours. So, I advise you to make just the quantity you need at the moment.

Nutritional Value of Danwake

When served, this delicacy has rich nutritional value, depending on how you choose to serve it. Primarily, it contains carbohydrates (cassava and guinea corn), vitamins (onion and pepper), and protein (white beans) in the dough alone. In addition, if you choose to add meat and cabbage to it, that’s an additional protein and vitamins respectively.


As you have seen, how to make danwake (yadda ake danwake) – the northern delicacy a lot of people like is as easy as breathing in and out of the air by a healthy individual. So, when will you try preparing this at home? Tell me in the comments section below.

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

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