Kuli Kuli is a very easy snack that can be taken at any time during day and, is usually served with garri soaked with water. In this article, I expose you to the the process of making this Northern peanut snack.
1.) 2 full cups of peeled, salted and roasted groundnuts
2.) Groundnut oil
3.) One teaspoon of grounded pepper
4.) One and half teaspoon of ginger powder to taste.
5.) Few slices of onion. It’s optional though.
1.) Grind the groundnuts with the ginger together, until smooth mixture is achieved. An efficient food processor can also be utilized. Do not allow the mixture to turn to paste completely.
2.) Get a clean, dry muslin cloth. Then, scoop the pasty nut into the cloth, and squeeze out the oil, as much as possible. The more oil you can squeeze out of the mixture, the more crunchier your kuli kuli will taste.
3.) After squeezing, pour the mixture into a bowl and add the powder pepper, while mixing the mixture with your fingers.
4.) Then, mould the paste into either cylindrical sticks or small ball shaped snacks. Actually, you can decide any fun shape you like. Don’t forget to add little water to help it mould more easily.
5.) Add enough heat to oil, in a non-stick pan, until the oil begins to release smoke. Optionally, you can also add some slices of onion to the oil, to give it some spicy flavour.
6.) After a while, add the molded paste into the heated oil, and allow to fry till you see golden brown on every side.
7.) Finally, remove the fried paste from oil. Place the snacks in some absorbent paper and allow it to cool.
Note: If your kuli kuli snack turns out softer than anticipated, you can put it into a preheated oven to dry and harden it.
After all this have been done, your crunchy, tasty kuli kuli is ready to serve. I’ll advice you to serve it with Garri (cassava flakes), soaked in cold water. You can also add some little sugar to your meal. I can imagine the enjoyment, lol!
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