Crunchy, spiced and tastiness is what comes to mind whenever you think of Pinkaso which is mostly enjoyed with Hausa Koko for breakfast.
Try these easy steps to prepare delicious Pinkaso
Ingredients for Pinkaso
225g of self raising flour
185 ml of lukewarm water
7g of dry yeast
1 medium finely diced Onions
1 quartered large Onion
2 finely diced Green chillies
Half a teaspoon of salt
500 ml of Sunflower oil for frying
200 ml of water for dipping in your fingers.
How to prepare Pinkaso
-Mix flour, Salt and yeast together in a bowl till well combined.
-Blend half the Chillies , add the Water and quartered Onion into a smooth paste
-Using a wooden spatula or clean hands, gently add the spiced warm water and mix till you have a sticky glossy thick paste. This should take about 8 - 10 minutes.
-Add the finely chopped Onions and remaining Chillies and mix till well combined.
Cover the bowl with a cling film and place it in a warm place to proof. This should take 45 minutes to an hour. Your mixture is ready when it's doubled up in size.
Fill a saucepan with the Sunflower oil and place on a medium heat till hot but not smoking hot.
Place a bowl of water next you, as its needed for shaping the Pinkaso into a ring format.
Dip your fingers in the bowl of water and scoop a handful of the dough. Create a hole in the middle using your thumb. Carefully drop the mixture into the oil and repeat the process till the saucepan is full.
Fry the Pinkaso for 3 minutes on each side and place on a blotted Kitchen paper to get rid of any excess oil.