Kuli Kuli : Nigerian (Hausa ) Snack|groundnut/peanut balls)

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Nigerian Kuli kuli
Kuli Kuli is a Northern Nigerian snack that is made from dry roasted peanuts/groundnuts , ground into a semi-paste, mixed with select spices and deep fried until it hardens
  Kuli kuli is one crunchy snack that brings back lovely childhood memories. If you want an easy crunchy snack to munch on anytime of the day..then Kuli kuli is the snack for you..Enjoy!

Ingredients for Kuli Kuli

* 1 Cup dry roasted groundnuts / Peanuts
* half tablespoonful Grated Ginger
*A pinch of ground Chilli pepper(optional)
*Groundnut /Peanut oil , for frying

Kuli Kuli Making Directions

    *Grind or Pound the roasted  groundnuts and ginger until smooth. You can make use of a dry mill or mortar. You can also add a little oil to the mill/blender as you grind.Don't allow it to turn completely to paste.

     *Next, squeeze the groundnut paste to remove as much oil as possible(this step is very important if you want a very crunchy kuli kuli).The secret in getting the crunchiest kuli kuli is squeezing out as much oil out of the paste,as you can get out.

    *Mold the paste into any shape of choice.
I prefer the circular shape..(you can add a little water to help it mold easily).

  *  Now heat about 4 cm deep of peanut/groundnut oil in a frying pan or pot, until the oil  begins to smoke. ..you can add a few slices of onion or cloves to the oil to give it some extra flavor.

  *Add the molded groundnut paste to the oil and fry  until golden brown.  Remove from the oil, leave to cool completely. ENJOY! 

Tip: If your Kuli kuli turned out softer than expected, pop it into a preheated oven to dry out and harden without burning it.  


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* Nigerian Chicken Pie
* Nigerian Sausage Rolls
* Nigerian Egg Roll
* Nigerian Scotch Eggs
* Nigerian Fish Rolls
* Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe
* Nigerian Meat Pie
* Nigerian Buns
* Nigerian Puff puff
* Nigerian Plantain Mosa

Nigerian Samosa recipe
* Crunchy Plantain Chips

* Nigerian Spring Rolls
* Nigerian Donuts (Nigerian Doughnuts)
* Nigerian Akara
* Kokoro : Crunchy Nigerian Snack

* Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch) 
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* Fried Plantains

By Nky Lily Lete


  1. Thanks, I have been looking for this recipe.

    1. You are welcome Abosede, do let me know, how it turns out. You can also bake it if you don't want to go through the frying process. I'll be uploading a video for that soon :)

  2. Thank you for the wealth of information on your website--and for undertaking this special project in the first place. It's indeed a very wonderful gift that you have given us. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment :)

  3. Thanks for this recipe. Am a Nigerian but live in other country and my mum has a restaurant and most of my mum customers love to eat some of Nigeria foods especially those that has visited home for long, and I do check some from your channel to make them feel they are home. And am so happy to find this here. And my question is, Is it compulsory I use roasted groundnut? And can I blend d groundnut with a blender?

  4. Anonymous7:32:00 PM

    Hi please will the roasted groundnut be Peeled before pounding.

  5. Enter your comment...wow! Nky, keep up the good work. God bless u!

  6. Enter your comment...pls I tried making d kulikuli,but it all scattered in d oil.What cld be d fault pls?

  7. Wow I've looked for this recipe. I even called my friends from the north and they couldn't help. Thank u indeed for this good work.

  8. Good evening Nky, nice one keep the good work rolling. Please at the point of frying, the balls was scattering in the oil. What might be my error? Thank you

  9. Good evening Nky, nice one keep the good work rolling. Please at the point of frying,the balls was scattering in the oil. What might be my error? Thank you

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