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Quick and easy way to prepare Tubaani (steamed cowpea pudding)

By Fareeda Abdul Aziz
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Tubaani is a popular Ghanaian dish that is commonly eaten in the northern regions and Zongo communities of Ghana.

Also referred to as steamed black-eyed peas' pudding, this delicacy has many health benefits.

Being a leguminous food, it contains proteins, folate, iron and soluble fibre.

These have varying health benefits to the consumer.

This is how to prepare this delicious Ghanaian dish:


  • Cowpea Flour
  • Water
  • Onions
  • Kanwa (Concentrated Salt)
  • Powdered Pepper
  • Chilli Pepper
  • Butter/Cooking Oil
  • Salt/Powdered Maggie


  • Mix water with cowpea flour and beat in circular motion until mixture is fluffy
  • Wash leaves (banana leaf or corn husk) and wrap a small portion of the mixture in each
  • Boil water on a separate fire


  • Put (enough) water on fire and cover
  • Place some of the (empty) leaves in the saucepan to form a

base and then again on top to cover the water

  • Put the wrapped mixture on the leaves in the boiling water
  • cover and steam for about 40 minutes
  • Continue to steam until cooked
  • Take off fire
  • Unwrap and slice into preferred size
  • Serve hot with vegetable oil (oil fried with onions and half a teaspoon powdered hot pepper and chili powder with salt/Maggie).