Masa is small pancake-like bread made of rice/corn flour and yeast, baked with griddle made of clay or iron with half-spherical molds. Masa is often seen in Northern Nigeria, Hausa region. A woman who sells this classic bun says “This is an African bread!”.
Jollof rice (also called as Jellof rice) is a very popular dish throughout the West Africa. It’s a spicy rice dish usually cooked with rice, tomato and oil with spicy condiment such as chilli and black pepper. Often served with meat or poultry.
Nigerian have ‘cold-pudding’ as their another staple food such as Agidi(Ibo and Yala), Eko or Eko-tutu(Yoruba), or Kafa(Hausa). It is a pudding made from fermented maize flour or corn starch. It is often served with hot and spicy condiment.
Semorina is an another flour-based products besides Gari and Yam flour in Nigeria. It is a sort of maize (corn) as same as couscous flour. It should be accompanied by finger-licking soups like Draw and Egusi.
Gari, a pounded cassava flour, is a major staple food in Nigeria and other countries in West to Central Africa. Such dishes are enjoyed with sticky stew like Draw soup. It gets its name from the thick character by okra or the other ingredientes.
Pounded Yam is a kind of Fufu recipe that is made from boiled yam or white yam flour. Yam root (or flour) is mashed and beaten together by using a mortar and pestle to create a thick paste or dough. Egusi, a soup thickened with ground egusi seed goes very well as accompaniment.
Pepper soup, also known as Pepe soup, is a hot chili soup which is found in Cameroon, Nigeria and widely in Africa. Nigerian recipe for a classic stew might contain catfish, tripe and various kind of meat. Tomato and hot chili actually do good job for the flavor. Its name sounds delicious already!