How to Prepare Tuwon Masara

How to Prepare Tuwon Masara

Tuwon Masara specifically, is the most consumed of all the types of Tuwos that we have. On the other hand, Tuwon Dawa is the least consumed after Tuwon Alkama of all the classes of Tuwo that we have.

In this article, you will take the lead in showing you how to prepare Tuwon Masara (ya ake Tuwon Masara) without much stress. Let’s dive into it! First,

How to Make Tuwon Masara


Cooking pot

Wooden spatula

Parker (mara)

Food flask (warmer)

Ingredients for Making Tuwon Masara

Ingredients needed to prepare this recipe are:

Ground maize (maize flour)

3 liters of water.

Procedure for Making Tuwon Masara

STEP 1: Grind the maize to flour and sieve it well. Ensure fine texture.

STEP 2: In a clean bowl of cold water, pour the maize flour into it. Stir it well until in a watery state. (This is known as the talge).

STEP 3: Get a clean pot containing 3 liters of water over medium heat. Allow it to boil.

STEP 4: Pour the mixture in step 2 into the boiling water and stir properly until thick like pap.

STEP 5: Allow boiling for 5 minutes. Then;

STEP 6: Add the maize flour into the pot little by little as you stir. Continue to stir until desired thickness is achieved.

STEP 7: Reduce the heat of your cooker and allow it to steam for 5 minutes.

STEP 8: Mold your Tuwon Masara into balls and put them in a warmer.

Soup that Goes with Tuwon Masara Best

The common soup that is usually taken with it traditionally is Miyan Kuka (Baobab Soup). In addition, it could also be taken with Miyan Kubewa (Okro soup) – fresh or dried Okro, Miyan Taushe, Miyan Karkashi, Miyan Wake.

How to Serve It

It is best served hot.

Occasions to Serve Tuwon Masara Best

It is best consumed as lunch and dinner. Sometimes, the surplus can be used as breakfast (as dumame). Dumame is the Hausa name for double-fire.

But it’s not advisable to serve during festive periods like Eids. It is also not advisable to serve on wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, birthdays, etc.

How to Store Tuwon Masara

By warming it mornings and evenings, it could last for 2 days. However, if kept in a refrigerator, it could last for more days, although, its tastes could be affected. So, preferably, make just enough for consumption and probably for not more than 2 days.

Health Benefits of Tuwon Masara

As humans, we need the energy to take care of our daily life struggles. As such, we need this most consumed northern Nigerian delicacy as it contains a great amount of carbohydrates.

However, it is not advisable for diabetic patients as it contains a high amount of starch. So diabetics should keep off, please.


As you have seen, Tuwon Masara is very easy to prepare. It could even be prepared by an amateur cook – like children learning to cook. In addition to its importance, it tastes nice.

Moreover, it is the sweetest of all the Tuwos when eaten for breakfast as double-fire (dumame). Personally, I prefer to take it in the morning as dumame than eat it fresh. Now tell me, when do you intend to make this for yourself or your family?

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