How to Make Dublan

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How to Make Dublan

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 50 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 5 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Dublan, a cherished traditional delicacy hailing from the rich culinary heritage of the Hausa people in Nigeria, is a mouthwatering treat often savored at weddings, festive events, and joyous gatherings. This delectable snack combines the simplicity of its ingredients with a delightful burst of flavors, making it a beloved favorite that has stood the test of time and earned its special place in the hearts and palates of many

In this introduction, we embark on a journey to uncover the delightful secrets of Dublan and learn how to prepare this delightful Hausa snack.

Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure! Here's what you'll need:



Ingredients for Making Dublan


Procedures for Making Dublan

  1. Start by sifting the flour using a sieve and transferring it to a clean bowl.

  2. Add baking powder, a pinch of salt, and vegetable oil. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.

  3. Crack the eggs into the mixture and continue stirring until everything is thoroughly incorporated.

  4. Gradually add water to the mixture while stirring until you achieve a smooth and pliable dough.

  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes

  6. After resting, knead the dough again and cut it into small pieces

  7. Use a pasta-making machine to flatten the dough and cut it into desired shapes. Repeat this process until all the dough is used.

  8. For the syrup:

  9. Place the medium cooking pot on medium heat and add sugar.

  10. Pour in water and stir until the sugar dissolves completely

  11. Squeeze in the juice of a small lemon and allow the mixture to cook until it thickens. Set it aside.

  12. In a clean frying pan add vegetable oil and sliced onions. Fry for approximately 2  minutes.

  13. Add the dough (Dublan) to the hot oil and fry until it turns golden brown.

  14. Flip the dough to fry the other side until it achieves a consistent golden brown color. Repeat this process until all the dough has been fried, then transfer it to a clean container.

  15. Submerge each fried Dublan piece in the syrup, one by one, until all of them are coated. Alternatively, you can use honey as a substitute for those who prefer less sugar.

    Alternatively, you can use honey as a substitute for those who prefer less sugar.
  16. Dublan pairs perfectly with a refreshing cold drink of your choice, such as zobo or kunun aya. It can also be served alongside tea for breakfast or enjoyed on its own, with or without a beverage. You can serve it in a sealed leather container or neatly arrange it on a plate to add a touch of tradition and culture to your meal.


Occasions to Serve Dublan

Dublan is served on various occasions, such as weddings, naming ceremonies, walimahs, gatherings, and joyous festivals like Eid. It has earned a special place among the most cherished foods of our generation.

How to Store Dublan

To keep your Dublan fresh and flavorful, store it in an airtight container or a sealed leather bag. Refrigeration is also an option if desired. Dublan has an impressive shelf life and can be enjoyed for an extended period.

Health Benefits of Dublan

Dublan offers more than just a delightful taste; it also provides several health benefits. It improves body metabolism, aids in digestion, helps control obesity, prevents type 2 diabetes, and minimizes chronic inflammation.


We have now completed our enjoyable journey into the world of Dublan, a tasty and beloved Hausa snack. By carefully following the methods mentioned above, you can create a batch of sweet and delectable Dublan that will leave a lasting impact on your taste buds.

So why wait? Let your culinary skills shine and indulge in the irresistible flavors of Dublan. We hope you find this article helpful.

You could also be interested in making pounded yam, Egusi soup, how to make Nigerian abacha food, and dry fish pepper soup.

Thank you very much, and you are always welcome to visit Northpad Nigeria for more mouthwatering delicacies.

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