How to prepare banku

How to prepare banku

Banku dish is a favorite to the Fante, Ga, and Ewe tribe. The other Ghana tribes have also been spotted enjoying the meal. This means all the Ghanaians love the meal, making it a staple food.Wondering how to prepare banku, find out in this article.

How to prepare banku
Banku with Okro stew.

Banku is an energy giving food, carbohydrates. It is prepared from proportional corn dough and cassava tuber mixture. The Banku flour maize have to be fermented. Read on to get to know how to make banku mix of hot pepper. You can also pair Banku dish with okro stew, fried fish, or gravy soap.

How to prepare the fermented corn for Banku dish

Do you know how to ferment your corn flour? Don’t worry, read on.


  • Corn flour
  • Warm water

How to prepare fermented flour for Banku recipe

It has only two simple steps:

Step 1: Mix your corn flour with the warm water properly in a jar or container.

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Step 2: After mixing the mixture well, cover it with a clean piece of cloth and place the container in warm temperature for about two days. If it is a cold season it can take more days. In simple term, a properly fermented corn ready for preparing banku, should have a slight sourness but with no smell.

How to prepare banku

How to make Banku without adding Cassava tuber


  • 1 cup of fermented corn
  • Water

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Step 1: Boil at least 2 cups of water in a pot.

Step 2: Add the fermented corn dough slowly to your hot water in the pot.

Step 3: stir the mixture constantly and thoroughly for about 20 minutes. Make sure that the mixture is thick. If it becomes too dry, add water to make it stiff.

Step 4: Roll it into orange-sized balls and use rubber to wrap it tightly to maintain their freshness and their warmth.

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How to prepare banku
Stirring banku.

How to cook Banku with cassava and fermented dough.


  • 1 cassava grated tuber
  • 2 cups of fermented corn dough
  • Water


Step 1: Add water in a mixture of your fermented corn and grated cassava until it is thick.

Step 2: Heat your mixture to boil. If you are not sure that your banku is ready, test it by

Putting a small bit of it in water. A ready banku should not dissolve in water easily.

Step 3: Roll the mixture into small orange-sized balls. Wrap the balls tightly using rubber to keep your banku fresh and warm.

How to prepare banku

Prepare fresh fish and hot pepper to complete your Banku dish


  • Well-sliced tomatoes
  • Well-diced onions
  • Fresh fish
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt


Step 1: Take out the gills and the scales.

Step 2: Boil your vegetable oil in a pan.

Step 3: Drop your fresh fish into the oil pan to fry.

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Step 4: Grind a mixture of pepper and well-sliced tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle enough salt on your mixture.

Serve and enjoy your meal.

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