Kokoro is one of the most popular snacks sell in Nigeria and one of the cheapest and easy to make.
Growing up, my mother used to make this yummy snacks for us sometimes when we are going to school in the morning back down in primary school, there are some hawkers that stay in front of our school gate selling these yummy snacks for us.
Kokoro is a crunchy, spicy, and tasty snacks the color is so attractive – that’s is why most children love it.
When we feel like eating this sweet snacks we will simply tell our mum then that mommy we wants to eat fried eba she keep correcting us that is not called Eba but kokoro.
So here we are going to learn how to make this crunchy snack and the ingredients required to make a perfect yummy kokoro.
- A cup of corn meal ( Garri)
- Boiled water
- 2 tablespoonful of sugar ( we can also use honey)
- pinch of salt
- A pinch of chili pepper
- A pinch of grated ginger (optional)
- Oil for frying.
How to prepare
In a clean bow, mix all you dried ingredients together corn meal, chilli pepper, salt, sugar and grated ginger mix it very well so that all the ingredients will come together and set aside.
In a clean pot,t put cups of water in the pot then on the gas/ stove and put the pot, let the water boil well then gradually pour your mixed ingredients as if you are making Eba and make a firm dough.
Let it cool for about 3minutes, remove the dough from the pot and place on a clean surface.
let it cool so that it won’t burn your hand. Knead it very well after it’s cool, kneading should be about one minute.
Take small quantity of dough per time place between your Palm or roll on a smooth surface, roll into a thin longitudinal stick and you can also mould it to another fine shapes.
The stick must be thin so as to make it crunchier. Place in the tray and give it space so that it will not stick together.
Continue moulding, until you are done with all the dough.
Clean your frying pan, on a medium heat, place your frying pan and add oil.
Heat oil till is hot enough to fry a crunchy kokoro drop your mould dough into the oil.
Make sure you don’t over crowd the dough in the frying pan, give space so as to fry very well.
Fry till it turn golden brown, continue the process for the rest of the mix.
Yeahhhh your sweet crunchy kokoro ready.
Serve cool and enjoy your crunchy kokoro with cold beverages.
Stella Aleem simply Stellaleem is a content editor at MamaJayFoods.com
I’m a wife, a mother, I love cooking and I’ve decided from day one to be teaching people all what I know.