How to make Hausa’s favourite snack, Dambu nama
This food can be eaten as a stand-alone snack or can also be added with other dishes like rice.
Commonly prepared during the Islamic Salah celebrations, Dambu Nama is a very popular meat snack in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Pounding / Frying
1/2 pound of beef
2 seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon of pepper
Pinch of Salt
A handful of chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon of chopped ginger
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon of Suya spice
1 tablespoon of groundnut oil
- Wash your beef and chop off the fatty parts of the meat.
- In a pot, boil the meat with salt, pepper, onions, ginger, garlic and 1 seasoning cube.
- Boil the beef till the water dries out and in a mortar, pour your meat and pound.
- Mix the beef with the suya spice and another seasoning cube in a bowl and set aside.
- In a pan, heat up the oil but don’t let it be too hot. Shallow fry the beef and strain the excess oil on a paper towel.
Your Dambu Nama is ready! Serve warm.