Nigerian Recipe

How to Make a Sumptuous Shinkafa da Taliya (Rice and Spaghetti Jollof)

shinkafa da taliya

This delicacy is called Rice and Spaghetti Jollof. It is made with parboiled rice and spaghetti as the two major ingredients. Shinkafa da Taliya is a great combination if you are careful not to make it watery. The watery version or form of this delicacy is not interesting at all.

This delicacy is one of the many delicacies that spaghetti (taliya) can be used to make such as Taliya da Wake, Taliya da Doya, Taliya da Dankalin Hausa, and the likes.

What are we waiting for? Let’s get started.

How to Make Shinkafa da Taliya (Rice and Spaghetti Jollof)

Equipment Needed

Cooking pot
Blender or grater

Ingredients for Making Shinkafa da Taliya

2 cups of rice
¼ packet of spaghetti
Vegetable oil or palm oil
Green pepper
Boiled fish or meat with its broth (optional)

Procedure for Preparation of Shinkafa Da Taliya

STEP 1: Over medium heat, pour vegetable or palm oil and add a few sliced onions. Fry for 2 minutes.

STEP 2: Wash your vegetables and cut, grate, or blend them. Keep it aside.

STEP 3: Pour the boiled meat or fish into the oil and allow it to fry for 5 minutes. Pack it and keep it aside.

STEP 4: Pour the cut, grated, or blended vegetables into the cooking pot. Allow to fry for 5 minutes.

STEP 5: Add the broth of either the fish or meat to the cooking pot (remember, this is optional).

STEP 6: Add water to the cooking pot. Also, add the seasonings, spices, and salt to taste. Close the pot lid and allow it to boil.

STEP 7: Wash the rice very well and add it to the cooking pot. Stir very well and allow to cook for 15 minutes, or until half done.

STEP 8: Add the spaghetti and cut carrot to the cooking pot and stir. Allow for 30 minutes of cooking time.

STEP 9: When the water in the cooking pot is no longer visible, add the fried meat and sliced green pepper. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the water in the pot has completely drained.

STEP 10: Turn off the heat and put the Shinkafa da Taliya in a warmer.

STEP 11: Your delicacy is ready to be eaten.

How to Serve Shinkafa da Taliya

Shinkafa da Taliya is served on plates, preferably very hot. You can either eat it with a spoon or a fork. Any one of these utensils will do.

Don’t forget to keep drinking water with you as you eat.

Occasions to Serve Shinkafa da Taliya

Most often, it is consumed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is rarely offered during special occasions like Eid, holidays, naming ceremonies, weddings, etc.

Nutritional Value of Shinkafa da Taliya

This delicacy helps in controlling obesity, increasing energy, preventing metabolic disorders, and reducing chronic inflammation.

It is also glutton-free, beneficial to the nervous system, and a good source of energy.


It has been mentioned in detail above how to prepare Shinkafa da Taliya (yadda ake Shinkafa da Taliya). You will have a delicious food right next to you in a few hours if you attentively follow instructions.

I sincerely hope this article helped you (dafadukan shinkafa da taliya). If so, leave a comment in the comment field below.

You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more local delicacies.

Suwaiba Dalhatu

Suwaiba Dalhatu is an enthusiastic writer. She grew up in Zaria. A specialist on recipes - local recipes to be precise. Cooking is like a profession to her. She loves to read and write in her leisure time, and also loves to make new friends.

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