Hausa cuisine is a style of cooking that is traditionally found in Nigeria and Niger, and is known for its rich and flavorful dishes. Some popular Hausa foods include:

Tuwon shinkafa

A type of rice pudding that is usually served with a stew made from meat, vegetables, and spices.

Miyan kuka

A thick soup made from ground baobab leaves, which is typically served with tuwon shinkafa or other types of rice dishes.

Dan wake

A type of porridge made from ground millet, which is often served with a stew made from meat or fish.


A type of skewered meat that is marinated in a spicy peanut sauce and then grilled over hot coals.

Egusi soup

A thick stew made from ground melon seeds, which is often served with fufu or other types of starchy side dishes. Hausa cuisine also features a variety of condiments and spices, including ginger, onion, chili pepper, and ground peanuts, which are often used to add flavor to dishes. The cuisine is also known for its use of traditional methods of food preservation such as smoking, drying and fermentation.

It's also worth noting that Hausa people tend to be quite religious and their dietary customs align with their religious beliefs, thus they often avoid certain types of food such as pork and alcohol.

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Last updated on February 16, 2023