How to Make Groundnut Cake (Kuli Kuli)

How to Make Groundnut Cake (Kuli Kuli)
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How to Make Groundnut Cake (Kuli Kuli)

Prep Time 2 hour Total Time 2 hrs Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Groundnut cake is a traditional snack made from crushed peanuts/groundnut and it is called Kuli Kuli in Hausa Language. It is a popular snack in Nigeria. It can be eaten alone or together with garri, sugar, and water, popularly called 'garri soaking' in Nigeria. It is interesting to let you know that during the process of preparing your Kuli Kuli, you will get pure groundnut oil. That’s a bonus for you, you know. This article will show or teach you how to make groundnut cake.

Groundnut cake can be eaten with Pap (Koko), Kunun Tsamiya, Kunun Kanwa, and Fura, and can also be grounded and added to Kwadon Rama, Zogale Salad (Kwadon Zogale), Beaf Jerky (Kilishi), and Suya.

Furthermore, it is important to note that this snack is made by almost all tribes in Nigeria especially the Hausas and Nupes from Niger State. However, Niger state people are best known for making this delicious snack.

Let’s dive into it, shall we?

Ingredients for Making Kuli Kuli Groundnut Cake

Procedure for Preparing Groundnut Cake

  1. Spread your peanut or groundnut on a flat tray and check for unwanted particles.

  2. Over medium heat, pour the peanut into the pot.

  3. Begin to roast the groundnut and use your parker to turn after 1-minute intervals.

  4. Keep turning for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Spread the roasted groundnut on a flat surface or the tray and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

  6. Use the bottle to apply pressure on the roasted groundnut. Roll the bottle as you apply the pressure to separate the groundnut from its shaft.

  7. Now sieve or blow out the shaft to finally separate it from the groundnut and add ginger, pepper, and cloves.

  8. Grind it using a blender to a smooth portion called ‘Tunkuza’ in Hausa.

  9. Place the paste in the large mortar and season with salt to taste.

  10. Use the turning stick (called muciya in Hausa) to stir for like 45 minutes.

  11. Add a small quantity of warm water and continue to stir until it produces groundnut oil.

  12. Scoop out the oil and pour it into the bowl or gallon, and continue stirring to produce more oil.

  13. After that, pack the paste (tunkuza) into another clean bowl.

  14. Mould the paste into either balls or cylindrical sticks. You could also choose any other shape aside from these two.

  15. Pour 3 cups of the oil from the groundnut into the frying pan.

  16. Heat the oil over medium heat and add some sliced onions. Fry the onions for 2 minutes.

  17. Now pour the balls or sticks moulded from the peanuts and groundnut paste into the heated oil.

  18. Allow it to fry until a golden brown is formed on all sides.

  19. Remove from oil using the slotted spoon.

  20. Place in absorbent paper and allow to cool.

How to Make Kuli Kuli with Sugar

  1. It is very easy. All you need to do is just add sugar to the paste after extracting the oil and stir. Alternatively, you could add the sugar immediately after grinding for the best result.

How to Make Kuli Kuli with Pepper

  1. This, too, isn't difficult. Just add the grinded pepper to the paste before transferring it to the wide motor, the same way you added the sugar.


How to Store Groundnut Cake

If well done, Kuli Kuli can last for a long period of time without any change in its taste or physical appearance. Advisable, store it in an airtight container and you are good to go.


That’s a wrap on this but before we go, I would like to point out that your physical strength is highly needed in making this snack most especially during the stirring to extract the oil from the paste.

Try and make this cuisine and just keep it. It could come in very handy when you suddenly crave to munch something, or on days when you are too lazy to cook. A combination of the snack with other drinks will get you covered.

You could look at how these snacks are made: Coconut Candy, Alkaki, and Sinasir.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Kuli Kuli made from?

Kuli kuli is a snack made from dry-roasted peanuts or groundnuts that have been mashed into a paste, combined with specific spices, molded into various forms, and then deep-fried until they are hard.

Is Kuli Kuli made from groundnut?

Of course. Groundnuts or peanuts are used to make kuli kuli.

What does Kuli Kuli give to the body?

The muscles, bones, and teeth can all benefit from this snack. Kuli kuli contains a lot of iron which helps prevent anemia.

Is Kuli Kuli good for weight loss?

When it comes to food that helps in weight loss, this will no doubt be included.

Is Kulikuli good for diabetes?

Yes, it is highly beneficial for diabetes and aids in controlling blood sugar levels by enabling cells to utilize blood glucose.

Is Kuli Kuli good for pregnant woman?

Kuli kuli is good for pregnant women simply because newborns can deplete the calcium in their mothers’ bones.

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