How to Make Burabusko or Tuwon Buski (Yadda Ake Yin Burabusko)

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This is a meal mostly enjoyed by the Hausa, especially those from Jigawa and Kano states in Nigeria. It is a delicacy made primarily from gritted maize (surfaffen masara). This article seeks to take you through the steps on how to make Burabusco (Yadda ake yin Burabusko) or how to make Tuwon Biski. Don’t be left out on this sumptuous meal.

Just so you know, Burabusko is also called Tuwon Biski.

This northern Nigerian cuisine is very delicious and really easy to make, as long as you have all the equipment needed to prepare it and also the ingredients.

Let’s get to cooking, shall we?

Equipment for Making Burabusko

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Ingredients for Making Burabusko

Maize grit
Vegetable oil

Procedure for Preparation of Burabusko

STEP 1: Add your maize grits, add water and rinse just once because it is already clean from the gritting process.

STEP 2: Get your sieve and pour the washed, gritted maize into it. Allow the water to drain completely.

STEP 3: When it is well-drained, pour it into a clean bowl and add ¼ cup of vegetable oil and mix it very well.

STEP 4: Add 1 teaspoon of salt, depending on your preference, and then mix again, very well.

STEP 5: Put your steamer pot on medium heat and add water.

STEP 6: Get a clean nylon and cut round the shape of the bottom pot. This is to be used to cover the small holes in the bottom of the steamer pot.

STEP 7: Then pour your maize grits inside and close it completely with the bigger nylon.

STEP 8: Allow steaming for 45 to 1 hour. After every 20 minutes, open the pot and sprinkle a little water on top of the content and stir very well until properly mixed. Then close the pot.

STEP 9: All things being equal, at exactly 1 hour, turn off the heat and pour the Burabusko into a clean warmer.

STEP 10: Your Burabusko is ready to be served.

How to Serve Burabusko

It is served with Miyan Taushe, Stew (Miyan Dage Dage), or even with vegetable oil and grounded pepper (mai da yaji).

Some people even eat it like that without any combination.

Occasion(s) to Serve Burabusko Best

This meal has no specific occasion meant for its consumption. It can be consumed anytime and anywhere.

How to Store Burabusko

It is stored in a fridge or freezer and will last for at most 3 days. Anything more than 3 days will spoil the meal.

Health Benefits of Burabusko

Burabusko helps in preventing haemorrhoids and problems of constipation, provides minerals essential for the body, prevents cancer, protects our hearts, controls diabetes, and is good for the eyes and skin. It also promotes growth and weight gain.


This meal is not only delicious when you feel or taste it, but it is also very easy to prepare, as you have seen above.

Now that you know how to make Burabusko (yadda ake yin Burabusko), try making yours too. You could also try making Danwaken Rogo, Faten Shinkafa, or Tuwon Madara.

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

How to Make Burabusko or Tuwon Buski (Yadda Ake Yin Burabusko)

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