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Different Type Of Greetings Ways to greet in hausa
Asking about Members of the Family About family members
Reception How is the party?
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Making Inquiry And Request with why? what? which? who? where? how?
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Different Nouns: To animals, farm, body, house, school & relations.
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Days Months Years Months of the year, years, Days of the week
Hausa Verbs Nothing but verb
Telling Of Time what time is it?
Simple Sentences and Market Situation market conversations
Hausa Proverbs and Sayings Proverbs
Fassara - Translation In Hausa has translations.
Hausa Food Abincin hausawa means food in hausa.
Restaurant Situation (Katin)(Gurin abincin)(Gurin sarda abincin) Restaurant in hausa.
Garuruwa Hausa Bakwai - Seven Legitimate Hausa States The main seven legitimate hausa states.
Banza Bakwai - Seven illegitimate Hausa States The main seven illegitimate hausa states.
Translation of Words - Fasssarar Kalmomi Translation of words in hausa.
Hausa Vowels & Consonnants (Bakake da Wasullan Hausa) Vowels and Consonnants in hausa.
Names of Animals in Hausa (Suanyen dabbobi) hausa animal names
Name of Places in Hausa (Suanyen wurare) hausa place names
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Hausa Food (Abincin Hausawa)(Fuud)


Hausa food? Thinking of enjoying the culture and traditional hausa dishes? For an hausa people, meat is not much on the menu, but traditionally eating mainly grain based and dishes of dairy products.

Hausa people are mainly Muslim people and due the restrictions of the Islamic diet, no pork meat is ever served at the traditional Hausa home.

Hausa Traditional Dishes

 HAUSA ENGLISH
   
  • Alale
  • Balangu/Kilishi
  • Dambu
  • Danwake
  • Datu
  • Doya
  • Dukunu
  • Fanke
  • Funkasau
  • Fura
  • Gumba
  • Gwaza
  • Hoce
  • Kifi
  • Koko
  • Kosai
  • Kulikuli
  • Kunu
  • Kwado
  • Kwakumeti
  • Kwaruru
  • Masa/ waina
  • Nama
  • Nono
  • Pate
  • Rama
  • Tuwon masara
  • Tuwon shinkafa
  • Zogala
 
 
The looks and feel of Hausa food (or Hausa soups) delicacies is that of greenish (dried vegetables) and watery types and can be easily said to be not appealing. Dawadawa is very essential in preparing hausa food.

This led some people to wonder if hausa people do use vegetable oil or groundnut oil or palm oil and tomatoes to cook their food at all.

In Nigeria (West African), it is easy to see Igbo restaurants or Yoruba restaurants or English restaurants, but you rarely see an Hausa restaurants other than Aboki {Nigerian (hausa) term for friend} me tea and Suya spots or any hausa food served anywhere around. Why is it? "No body knows".

You may wonder why is it that Hausa people are rarely fat? Could it be because of their food having less calories than that of Yoruba and Igbo foods? Imagine Ogbono or Egusi or Stew with just meat or fish?

Food such as Yakuwa,Kerikeshi or Kuka etc... are all greenish-darkish but tasty food. Hausa food hardly use Palm oil (if they do, there is an Igbo influence) in their cooking with groundnut pyramid. All cooking is with vegetable oil.

Some people don't seem to like the smell of Dawadawa (and Tuwo or tuwom masara), but do like the delicacy of Ewedu soup, Gbegiri soup, and Goose goose... that is.. Cuscus and Zogole salad, but not Miyan kuka - Kuka soup {made with powdered baobab leaves and thickened lightly with dried} and Tuwon Shinkafa {a Northern Nigerian fufu recipe that is served with Miyan}.

In Hausa Language, the hausa word Nono is the cow’s milk sold by the Fulani women.

Hausa Food Recipes

The main vegetables list used in hausa food recipes meals are beans, okra, onions, pumpkin, tomatoes and spinach.

This main vegetables list variety keeps the Hausa people in very good healthy diet food list.

Vitamins and minerals are to be found in the vegetables that they eat as a part of their cultural and traditional diet.

Fura Da Nono Recipe

Fura or fura da nono is one of the food that is usually sold by the fulani women, and shown below is the ingredients and preparation methods of how it is made.

Fura da Nono Ingredients Quantities
Raw groundnut 2 cups
Rice ˝ cup
Yogurt 1 litter
Lime juice 1 teaspoon
Water 2 litters
Sugar to taste

Preparation Methods for Fura Da Nono
Mix the flours with all the spices thoroughly.
Add a little water and mix to form a thick paste.
Mould into medium sized balls.
Boil the water for about 5 minutes.
Add the balls to the boiling water and continue boiling for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the boiling pot and pound thoroughly.
Mould into small balls and sprinkle corn flour to keep the balls moist.
Serve mashed with Nono or Yoghurt and sugar to taste.

Mia Kuka Recipe

Mia kuka is a popular soup in hausa culture and tradition that is served with Tuwo dawa (dawa means guinea corn) or tuwo masara (masara means maize).

Kuka itself is a leaf is that is gotten from kuka tree. It is usually dried and grinded to get kuka that is used for the mia kuka.

Mia Kuka Ingredients Quantities
Beef (cooked) 8 medium pieces
Dried fish 1 medium size
Fresh pepper optional (ground) 4 medium size
Kuka 2 tablespoons
Dawadawa 1 cake
Yaji 1 teaspoon
Potash Pinch
Palm Oil (optional) 1 cooking spoon
Maggi Cubes 2
Water litres
Salt to taste

Preparation Methods for Mia Kuka
Season the beef with 1 Maggi Cubes, salt and onions
Boil the beef for about 35 minutes.
Add the fish, ground pepper and Yaji.
Boil for about 10 minutes.
Add the ground Dawadawa.
Cook for about 10 minutes.
Add the Remaining Maggi Cubes.
Stir and add salt to taste.
Turn off heat allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Then add the kuka and whisk thoroughly to increase resilience.
Return to heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
Serve with Tuwo dawa.

Kunun Gyada Recipe

Kunun Gyada cereal are very nutritional and nurishment drink. It will not only look appetizing, but be easier to prepared.

Kunun Gyada Ingredients Quantities
Raw groundnut 2 cups
Rice ˝ cup
Yogurt 1 litter
Lime juice 1 teaspoon
Water 2 litters
Sugar To taste

Preparation Methods for Kunun Gyada
Mix the flours with all the spices thoroughly.
Add a little water and mix to form a thick paste.
Mould into medium sized balls.
Boil the water for about 5 minutes.
Add the balls to the boiling water and continue boiling for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the boiling pot and pound thoroughly.
Mould into small balls and sprinkle corn flour to keep the balls moist.
Serve mashed with Nono or Yoghurt and sugar to taste.

Pate Recipe Hausa

Pate is a waterly dish and is very nutritional and nurishment food taken at lunch time by the hausas.

Pate's Ingredients Quantities
Dried gridded maize not powdered,
Green leaf,
Yakwa leaf gawta,
Fresh groundnut or white beans as preferred.
Dawadawa.

Preparation Methods for Pate
Pour water inside the pot when it boil you add the grinded maize which is known as Saiki
You stir until is cooked then add your groundnut leave to boil for 5 minutes
then add your gawta and yakwa leave then green leave (Alaho). Allow to boil for at list 3 minutes.
Now it is ready.

Masa (Wayna) Recipe

Preparation Methods of Masa (Wayna)
Get one (1) mudu of white rice, then boil half for some time and soak half. Mix together and grind, then leave for twelve hours.

If you are to fry it - you add yeast 30 minutes before the frying, pound pepper, cut onions and put the casco (frying pan for frying masa) on the fire.

Casco is of different sizes some are 6, 8 and 12 cups.

Drop your oil in the casco pot, then mix the quantity that you want to fry at that time with sugar and little salt and stir very well then put the normal measurement in the cup and start frying.

Best served with groundnut soup (Mia Geda) with little Yakwa leaf or Yaji or salt.

Awara (Soya beans cake) Recipe

Preparation Methods of Awara (Soya beans cake)
Soak the raw soya beans for two hours and then grind.

After grinding you sieve and pour it into a pot, when it boil you should add little alum or water sieved out from raw pap (Akamu), then boil for at least 1hour 30 minutes.

Put down the pot and pour the boiled liquid into a net or a scarf to drain the water.

Before draining the water add you grinded pepper and onions in the scarf, then squeeze the water very well, drop a block (cement block) or stone on it in order to get a square or rectangular shape, cut in your own preferred sizes and fry with groundnut oil.

Serve with Yaji (grinded dry pepper) or salt or stew.

Danwake Recipe

Preparation Methods of Danwake
Get 1 mudu of flour meal and mix it with Kuka to change the colour.

Mix with cold water and leave for some time then boil water, then mould and put in the boiling water.

When you do that it will sink, then when it get cooked it will float, then transfer them into a bowl of cold water.

Best served with fried groundnut oil that is mixed with onion, maggi, salt and pepper or with stew.

Kuli-kuli (Groundnut cake) Recipe

Preparation Methods of Kuli-kuli (Groundnut cake)
Fry your raw groundnut half way (i.e. not fully cooked), mix with sand, then pill the back of the groundnut and add dry pepper, grind together, turn the grinded groundnut into a bowl and massage with your hands or pour in a mortal and stir continuously with a pestle then add little salt and water.

Stir until it becomes thick for molding and also bring out oil then mould to your preferred size and fry with the oil you got from the groundnut.

Serve with garin kwake (garri made from cassava) dry or soaked and can also be grinded and use for African salad.



Note the followings - English to Language Hausa:
 ENGLISH HAUSA
   
 pepper (fresh)  borkonu
 pepper (dry & grinded)  yaji
 salt  gishiri
 palm oil  manja
 beef  naman shanu
 dry fish  busheshen kifi
 lime juice  samiya
 to stir (or stiring)  juyawa
 spoon  chokoli
 pot  tukunya
 pound  daka
 potash pinch  kanwa
 spoon  Chokali (Tsokali)
 water  ruwaa

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