How to prepare Hausa Koko

By Maame Aba Afful
How to prepare Hausa Koko
How to prepare Hausa Koko

Hausa Koko, also known as millet porridge is a nutritious breakfast beverage prepared in Ghana. It is widely patronized in Ghana and enjoyed by so many because of its delicious taste.

Ingredients to prepare Hausa Kooko

How to prepare Hausa Koko

200g of Millet soaked overnight
20g of peeled Ginger
8 Cloves
1 teaspoonful of Black Peppercorns
2 African Nutmegs
1 teaspoonful of Guinea Peppers or 2 small Red Chillies
400ml of water
Half a teaspoon of salt

How to prepare Hausa Koko

-Wash the Millet under cold water in a colander and transfer it into a blender.

-Add the Cloves, Ginger, Guinea peppers, African Nutmeg, Black Peppercorns and Water to the Millet. Blend everything into a silky smooth consistency.

-Using a colander, strain the chaff out of the Millet smoothie into a bowl. Rinse the chaff with an extra 50ml of water into the bowl.

-Leave the Millet juice to settle in the bowl for a minimum of an hour or preferably overnight for a slight fermentation.

-Carefully strain the water off the settled Millet juice into a saucepan, leaving the Millet paste aside.

-Bring the Millet water to a rigorous boil and set the heat to the lowest setting.

-Using a wooden spatula, stir the Millet water gently and add the Millet paste. Stir vigorously for 2 minutes and take the saucepan off the heat.


-When ready to serve, pour into a bowl, add the desired amount of sugar and stir.

Hausa Koko can be served with Ghanaian doughnuts(Bofrot), Bread or Koose.