How to Prepare Wainan Fulawa in 10 Easy Steps

How to Prepare Wainan Fulawa in 10 Easy Steps

The Wainan Fulawa recipe is a northern Nigerian delicacy fried in a manner just like sinasir. Its primary ingredient is wheat flour. It is quite easy to make. Stay with me as I show you how to prepare this delicious northern Nigerian cuisine.

Equipment for Making Wainan Fulawa

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Ingredients for Making Wanan Fulawa

The ingredients needed for the preparation are:

Two (2) cups of flour
Fresh pepper
Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil
Two (2) eggs (optional)

Procedure for Preparing Wainan Fulawa

STEP 1: Get a clean bowl, sieve the flour, and set it aside.

STEP 2: Grind your pepper and put it inside the sieved flour. Then;

STEP 3: Slice the onions into small pieces and put them inside.

STEP 4: Add a little water and stir it together. Then;

STEP 5: If you choose to make use of eggs, whisk the eggs in a small bowl and add your seasoning cubes to taste.

STEP 6: Add water gradually until it is well combined or mixed. Then;

STEP 7: Place a frying pan over medium or low heat and add some oil – just a little vegetable oil.

STEP 8: When the vegetable oil gets hot, scoop in the batter. When frying, you will see bubbles on top of the Wainan Fulawa.

STEP 9: Flip it to the other side and allow it to fry for 2 minutes, but on low heat. Repeat the process until you are done with the batter.

STEP 10: When done, turn off the heat, and your Wainan Fulawa is done.

How to Serve Wainan Fulawa

It is served with ground dry pepper, and if you like, you could take it with fried palm oil. More so, Kunun Gyada, Kunun Tsamiya, Kunun Tamba, and most Kunus will go with it.

It tastes better when served hot.

Occasions to Serve Wainan Fulawa Best

This delicacy can be prepared any day, anytime, anywhere. As a result, you can take it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, naming ceremonies, sallah periods, birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, etc.

How to Store Wainan Fulawa

Wainan Fulawa is just like Sinasir in terms of storage. It is best stored in a cool, dry place, like a warmer. Also, it can last for two days. It makes it last longer when stored in a refrigerator.

Nutritional Value of Wainan Fulawa

Wainan Fulawa is primarily composed of carbs but also has moderate amounts of protein. Here are the nutrition facts for 3.5 ounces, which is equivalent to 100 grams of whole-grain wheat flour: calories (340), water (11%), protein (13.2 grams), sugar (0.4 grams), carbs (72 grams), fiber (10.7 grams), and fat (2.5 grams).

In addition, eating Wainan Fulawa has many health benefits which make it an interesting delicacy.


Wainan Fulawa’s recipe is delicious, as a lot of people I know have testified. It is one of my favorite local delicacies, and I love to take it for breakfast.

It will interest you to know that you don’t necessarily need to fry it with vegetable oil, palm oil too can do the job just fine.

Now that you know how to prepare Sinasir, tell me in the comments section below your experience on it.

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How to Prepare Fankasau

How to Prepare Fankasau

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?

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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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