Masa (Hausa rice cake)

Ingredients. Serving: 4
3 cups of tuwo rice.
2 Table spoons of sugar.
Teaspoon of yeast.
Teaspoon of potash.
Table spoon of oil
50ml of vegetable oil
Salt to taste.

You will also need the masa baking pan as well as basic cooking utensils.

Masa is mostly taken with miyan taushe but you can still eat with yagi (spiced ground pepper). There are other complimentary meals that can be served alongside.

Get 3 cups of tuwo rice in a bowl. Divide into two equal part. Wash the first part and soak in a bowl with potash. The image below is that of tuwo rice.

Cooking directions:
-Soak a teaspoon of ground potash in half cup of water, allow to setle; Pour into the first part in a bowl, don’t add the residue. Add more water and allow to soak for 8-10hours. It is best if you soak it overnight.
-When you are ready to prepare the masa, get the second part of the tuwo rice. Wash and boil it with just water. Boil it until it is very soft. Go ahead and mash it to pulp.
-Mix the ground rice with the mashed rice together.
-Add sugar and salt to taste. Add teaspoon of yeast, stir and allow frothing for 30 minutes. The batter should be running not thick.
-Grease your masa pan with vegetable oil and scoop your batter into the pan. Allow to cook until it is golden brown. -Turn the other side with a spoon and also observe as it cooks and turn golden brown.
This is how to make Hausa Masa, you can serve with Yaji (Hausa spiced ground pepper) or miyan taushe or with your preferred choice.

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