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African Masa Recipe

The Nigerian Northerners are known for their healthy and delicious meals and I was not too surprised the very first time I ate Masa.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword cake, homemade
Prep Time 16 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 large cakes
Calories 817kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 3 Cups Rice - use The Tuwo Rice or Jasmine Rice
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice Pre-cooked
  • 2 Teaspoons Yeast Active dry
  • A little bit of potash or about a Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar more or less
  • 1 Cup Water a little more or less + 1/4 Cup for proofing the Yeast
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Soak the Rice for at least 8 hours or better still leave overnight
  • Rinse the Rice and blend it together with the pre-cooked Rice until creamy (remember to add the water before blending).
  • proof the Yeast by mixing the Yeast, sugar and water and set aside
  • Add the Salt, Sugar and proofed Yeast to the Rice batter and mix together
  • Cover up the mixture for about 6 - 8 hours (you can as well leave overnight) - Use a very large bowl for this in order to save you from wasting your Rice and cleaning up your surface because the Rice mixture will rise so high before it collapses.
  • Add just a tiny bit of Oil in your Pan or skillet and fry
  • Fry both side till golden brown and serve with Honey,Maple, Hot Sauce, Suya........ and ENJOY!




Calories: 817kcal | Carbohydrates: 179g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg