Hausa foods are quite delicious. Most of them are pretty easy to make. Few weeks back I decided to add more local Nigerian food recipes to this blog.

I decided to start with Hausa foods. We would then progress to those of yoruba, Igbo, edo, Rivers etc. We are going to include all Known local Nigerian foods.

I sent out an email some days back requesting for Hausa food recipes and pictures. So far, I have gotten a couple of them and we are going to start with these Four Hausa food recipes.

Below are images for some Hausa Foods.

Hausa Foods

There should be nothing less than 20 Hausa recipes on this page and we are going to get there. I would need your help. Send me your Hausa food Pictures and recipes. Let’s make it happen. Via my private WhatsApp line (08035051468).

Romon Kan Rago

The picture above was sent by Zars, which is masa/sinasir. Served with ram head soup (romon kan rago)

Let’s return to the topic of the day. The recipes/pictures below were sent over via WhatsApp by members of the Nigerian Kitchen.

If you are reading this, then you are also a member. Send me your own pictures of Hausa foods, plus recipes. Thanks. (08035051468).

Dan Wake

Dan Wake

The delicious food above is called dan wake. It is made with a combination of beans flour, pepper, potash, kuka etc.

This can be made in about 20 minutes and it is usually served with ground cayenne pepper, which is also called (yaji), you can also use Suya Pepper alternatively and choice of vegetables.

Here is – How To Make Dan Wake

Masa (Hausa Foods)


Masa is made with tuwo (rice). First, you divide the rice into two equal parts. Soak half overnight and boil the other half. Then grind the two a mix together. That is just the beginning.

Masa is delicious and usually served with miyan taushe (another Hausa delicious soup). It can also be enjoyed with yaji (spiced ground pepper) Here is How to Make Masa.

Miyan Geda (Groundnut soup)

Miyan Geda

This is tuwo shinkafa, served with a popular Hausa groundnut soup (miyan geda).

This recipe was provided by Grace Goyit. She showed us how to make this delicious soup as well as tuwo shinkafa (swallow from rice).

Groundnut soup is made with ground groundnut as well as white hibiscus (white zobo) Click Here for Miyan Geda – Groundnut soup.

Miyan Zogale (Moringa Soup)

The soup below is called Miyan Zogale which means Moringa Soup. We all know the medicinal value of the moringa plant.

This soup makes easy the consumption of moringa leaves. This soup is very easy to make and I think you are going to love it.

Miyan Zogale (moringa soup)

Here is the link to the article that shows you how to make Hausa Miyan Zogale

Suya (Hausa Foods)

I just made suya, Suya is one of the popular Hausa snacks. You can make it as long as you can find the needed ingredients in your area.

Usually, it was just beef suya, but today we make chicken suya and even bush meat suya. Imagine that 😀


Please click here to learn How To Make Suya

More Hausa foods after the cut.

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Use the comment box below to tell me what you think. Don’t forget to also send me your own Hausa food pictures and recipes.


  1. Ibeagwa  March 3, 2016

    Yes Chy, you are right. Hausa foods are delicious. Some people just don’t like the fact that majority of the foods are dark looking. I have lived in the north for 15 years and pratically enjoy all the foods here. I can also make them. I will send you some of my recipes and pictures soon. Thanks for the great work you are doing.

  2. Grace  March 3, 2016

    Chy, I am not from Hausa o, but I would love to learn new recipes. I am kind of tired of eating the same kind of foods everyday.

    • Ibrahim Washington  March 26, 2018

      Hi Grace

  3. Ify  March 3, 2016

    Igbo foods are the best, I don’t enjoy any other kind of foods. but thanks for the recipes sha. It is not bad to learn new things.

  4. sule  March 18, 2016

    Thanks for the hausa recipes. I have never made anyone of them before but I am going to try them. I would probably start with groundnut soup.

    • Hassan  July 22, 2018

      Hi Chy I’ll like to thanks you alot for the great hard working you’re doing am from the northern side of the north,got married here in Ibadan am sick n tired of eating same Yoruba food almost all the time, with this I can eat different kind of food now…..

      • Nwanyieze  June 23, 2020

        Chy I really appreciate what you’re doing here,
        Great job!
        Now a lot of people can actually sit at home and explore different cooking experience and make any meal of their choice through your wonderful recipe
        Kudos to you for giving many an opportunity to learn and make good food
        You’ve saved a lot of homes
        Thank you.

        • Chy Anegbu  June 26, 2020

          Thanks for your feedback. I am happy to help.

  5. kella  March 27, 2016

    Hello chy.Thanks for the hausa food recipes.hmm delicious thou I’m not hausa.thumbs up. Thanks for bringing deliciousness into our kitchens. keep up the good work.

    • Chy Anegbu  March 28, 2016

      Wow! thanks for your feedback. I am happy to help.

  6. Monica  April 25, 2016

    Thanks for the huasa recipes, I recently met an Hausa guy in the UK. I am from the western part of Nigeria and knows almost nothing about northern foods. The guy doesn’t bother me about making his tribal foods since he grew up in the UK and he is very ok with whatever he gets but I just want to learn about hausa foods in case we end up getting married in the future.

  7. Munachi  April 25, 2016

    Wow! I have searched the web severally for Hausa recipes and found almost nothing in the past. Thanks for putting this on the web. I am also a food blogger and your follower.

  8. Haruna  April 26, 2016

    Being an Hausa woman myself I would say that you have done a fantastic job with this recipes. Please how do I get your cookbook. I would like to take my cooking beyond what we get here in Northern Nigeria.

  9. Calista  April 26, 2016

    I am Calista, I am a beautiful Ghanian lady but married to Hausa man. My tribe share certain recipes with Hausa and it is just amazing. My hubby enjoys Ghanian foods, I am just hoping to explore his local foods too. So thanks for the write up.

  10. Mike  May 21, 2016

    Your blog is the closest I get to my mums kitchen. I miss hausa foods, I miss Dan wake. Thanks chy

  11. Onyi  May 30, 2016

    I am a typical hausa woman and I am married to an hausa man. It is nice to be able to find some of our wonderful hausa recipes on your blog.

  12. Aysha  September 11, 2016

    Hello,it is nice to bring up different traditional recipes 4rm dffrent region,we ‘re really educated n enlightened.tnx.

  13. Umoh Elisha  September 19, 2016

    Did somebody just say Igbo recipes r the best?, come lemme give u an all expense paid trip to the home of food…..AKWA-IBOM!. I’ll tell my mummy to try them out.

    • Chy Anegbu  September 21, 2016

      Lol, Umoh I like your spirit. Welcome to all Nigerian Foods

  14. Grace Goyit  September 21, 2016

    Well done Chy, great work. Thanks for adding variety to our kitchen be it Hausa, Yoruba, Ibibio, Igbo, Calabar and all other tribes I can’t mention. We are all one and am glad you keep introducing more.

  15. Ibrahim oluseyi  September 22, 2016

    Thanks for the good work, hausa recipe is fantastic

  16. NOBUHLE  October 8, 2016

    I love the Nigerian food

  17. Maryam mubi  October 31, 2016

    Hey chi! I’ve absolutely fallen for your recipes……Uhmm please where can I get the recipe book.

    • Chy Anegbu  November 1, 2016

      call us asap! 08035051468. Thanks

  18. Nike  November 8, 2016

    Thank you for the Hausa recipe I will try it because I have not try any it before .Am very sure i will enjoy it.

  19. Rafiatu Abdulrazk  February 3, 2017

    Yeepee…my Name is Rafiat Abdulrazak am a yoruba but was born and brought here in Kano.I just got my Cook book which I ordered last 2 weeks.My favorite is Dan wake.I enjoy it very well because is yummy.Thanks

    • Chy Anegbu  February 9, 2017

      wow! thanks for reporting.

  20. Angela  July 2, 2017

    Hi chy, thank 4 d recipe i reside in the north but ve not tryed some.

  21. Halidubu  July 14, 2017

    What are nice work!Chy!!ur effort will never go in vain.Tankz!!!

  22. Amaal Bello  August 25, 2017

    i desperately need ur cook book!!
    plz how can i get 1?

    • Chy Anegbu  August 26, 2017

      Just call us on 08035051468

  23. Fatai Jayeoba  September 22, 2017


  24. Ablab  February 26, 2018

    Hi, Thank for the Hausa recipes. This is right, Hausa foods are so special and delicious

  25. Idris Babanta  April 5, 2018

    I am proud to be a Hausa man, and I love all sough of Hausa delicious, especially Dan-wake da wake. To me no food like Hausa delicious, Hausa food are the best.

  26. Amy  April 5, 2018

    Hi. I love your food diversity. Personally, I believe food from all tribes are good so long as they are hygienically prepared, contain legal edibles, are nutritious and no allergens. None is better than the other. I try out any food recipe if given the opportunity. Thumbs up, Chy!

  27. Bertram Ojiaku  June 13, 2018

    I have lived here in the USA for more than 40 years, but I was born in Kano. Your recepies refresh my memories of the food that I grew up with. Thanks for your broad-mindedness and entrepreneurship.

  28. mammy  June 27, 2018

    I made my masa, but is not looking fluffy like the road side masa in bauchi .
    please what else
    can I add apart from yeast.

  29. Abduljelili Uthman  October 31, 2018

    Hi Chy, kudos for all the recipes from the north. May I call you chief chef.

  30. angela  October 29, 2019

    Thanks for the recipes. I needed it for a project so thanks a lot.


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