Most of the time when I mention Danwake in a public place or when I’m with friends, the response I get is always heart breaking. Danwake is not that bad, as a matter of fact it is not bad at all.
I learned how to make Danwake from my elder sister, the process looked hard at first but I picked up. if you have not tried it before here’s the recipe try it and tell me what you think.
1.5 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of kuka flour (greenish in color)
1 medium piece of edible potash (baking soda is a good substitute)
1 cup of water
1 cup of shredded bell peppers
1 small onion (chopped)
2 small scotch bonnet peppers (ata rodo)
1/2 Seasoning cube
1/2 teaspoon of suya spice
1 cooking spoon of vegetable oil
In a bowl, mix the flour and kuka flour.
In a separate bowl, dissolve the potash in a cup of warm water and slowly pour into the flour mix till its all incorporated.
You should have a thick paste
In a boiling pot of water, scoop some Danwake into the pot with your hand and form little balls, it gets sticky so keep a bowl of cold water close so you can dip your hand in it from time to time.
Boil/steam on medium heat for about 40 minutes so it can cook all the way through.
For the spicy sauce, in a pan of hot oil, stir fry the vegetables with the spices and seasonings.
Once the Danwake is ready, serve with the sauce.
If you want a more local feel, there’s another way you can serve your Danwake.
You will need
1 Bulb of onion
A spoon of yaji (ground dry pepper)
1 Maggi cube
1 Boiled egg
Place your pan on the fire and some oil into it, dice your onion and pour into hot oil. Let it fry till its golden brown.
Serve your Danwanke with the oil and onions, sprinkle some dry pepper on it ( as much as you want) and put some Maggi to taste. Peel your boiled egg and enjoy.
I know you would love it. I do