Have a splendid weekend with Dawanke

DawankeDawanke, also known as bean flour dumpling, is a food made from cooked balls of dough that is made from bean flour and kuka powder (grounded baobab leaves). Originally from Niger State, dawanke has now become a popular food in some northern Nigeria towns and villages. Dawanke is rich in protein, vitamin C, as well as other nutritional elements such as alpha and beta carotenes, potassium, glutamic acid, mucilage, etc.

Let us get started on how to cook Dawanke.



Bean flour

Kuka powder



Grounded chili pepper

Groundnut oil


Seasoning cubes



Mix the bean flour and Kuka powder in a medium-sized bowl. Dissolve the potash in a cup of water and gently add the potash water into the dry ingredients. Mix the contents till they become a smooth and sticky/stretchy paste. Boil some water in a medium-sized pot. Scoop the bean paste with your hand and drop it into the boiling water. Leave the pastes to boil for 15 minutes until they become stiff. To serve, drain out the water and place the dawanke in a bowl. Sprinkle a little vegetable oil, yaji (grounded pepper), seasoning cube and salt over it and mix them together thoroughly.

Now, your dawanke is ready to eat.