How to Make Faten Tsaki

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Fate is a Hausa word mostly meaning ‘something in watery form’ and tsaki, on the other hand, means ‘coarse form of a grain’, together we have Faten Tsaki meaning a type of meal made from a coarse form of grain. The letter ‘n’ in the word ‘Faten’ is just to show possession. In this article, I will be sharing with you my expertise on how to make Faten Tsaki.

Faten Tsaki is a very delicious recipe that has a lot of nutritional value and it is mostly eaten by the Hausas in northern Nigeria. The taste of this recipe can only be appreciated by those who have tasted it. You should try it too.

Let’s start cooking, shall we?

Equipment for Making Faten Tsaki

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Ingredients for Making Faten Tsaki

3 cups of tsakin masara
Fresh tomatoes, pepper, and onion
Vegetable oil or palm oil
Beans (optional)
Spinach and jute leaf
Crushed groundnut
Cow bones or meat
Seasoning cubes and salt to taste
¼ of cooked pumpkin (kabewa)
7 cups of water

Procedure for Making Faten Tsaki

STEP 1: Blend your tomatoes, pepper, and onions.

STEP 2: Wash your spinach and jute leaves properly and then chop them.

STEP 3: Cook your beans to almost done and set it aside.

STEP 4: In a clean pot over medium heat, add the bones or meat and some seasonings, curry, and some slices of onion, and allow to cook until they become soft. When done, set it aside as well.

STEP 5: Over medium heat, place another pot containing 7 cups of water. Allow to a boiling point then add the coarse maize flour (tsakin masara).

STEP 6: Stir the tsakin masara and add your choice of oil. You could mix both if you like.

STEP 7: Add your cooked beans and content in STEP 4 and stir them very well. Allow to cook for 15 minutes.

STEP 8: Then add your cooked pumpkin (kabewa) together with seasoning cubes and salt to taste and stir very well. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

STEP 9: Lastly, add your chopped spinach and jute leaves, and spring onions and stir. Allow to cook for 3 minutes.

STEP 10: Turn off the heat and serve hot.

How to Serve Faten Tsaki

Faten Masara is traditionally served on trays when very hot; which allows it to cool faster. You could serve it with daddawa pepper (grinded pepper mixed with locust beans) and slices of onions. In addition, Man Shanu (oil gotten from cattle) can be added to enhance its beautiful scent. Don’t forget to keep a table water close to you for a balanced diet.

Oh, I’m salivating already.

Occasions to Serve Faten Tsaki Best

It is best served at naming ceremonies or a day after a wedding ceremony. You could also eat this delicacy for lunch or dinner—your choice!

How to Store Faten Tsaki

Faten Masara is best when consumed within 24 hours of its making. It is not advisable to store it in a refrigerator except if you have a microwave to warm it when you want to eat it.

Nutritional Value of Faten Tsaki

As maize is an energy-giving food, Faten Masara also serves as an energy-giving food as it provides us with the energy we need for our day-to-day activities. It is just like Shashshaka.

More so, it is beneficial to the digestive system, the immune system, eye health, weight control, and anemia prevention.


As you have seen above, how to make Faten Tsaki (yadda ake faten masara) is like a walk in the park – not a big deal at all. It is very sweet and will make you keep wanting more. Why don’t you give it a try? I’m confident you can make this very well in one trial for yourself or your family. I will be glad if you can share your experience with us in the comments section below.

You could also check out how to make Yam Porridge (Faten Doya) or Burabusko

You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more delicacies.

How to Make Faten Tsaki

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