Gurudi (also called gurundi) is a crispy Nigerian coconut biscuit. It is very popular in the south-western parts of the country and enjoyed by all.
If you grew up or are presently in Nigeria, and wondering what Gurudi is, I can assure you that you might have either tasted or seen the branded and packaged version known as ” Fun time Coconut Chips” (a UAC product).
It is actually made with a combination of finely grated coconuts, sugar and cassava starch(tapioca). Here’s how to prepare the crispy chewy snack.
Ingredients for Gurundi (gurudi)
*1 large Whole coconut (finely grated)
* 80 grams Cassava starch(tapioca starch) (Use potato starch/corn starch as a substitute)
* 64 grams (Half cup) Sugar
* A pinch of nutmeg
Note: one of our fans swears that you can also make use of plain flour, but I can’t vouch for it yet.
Preparation * If you can’t get finely grated coconut.
Crack open the whole coconut and using a small knife, pry out the coconut meat and grate or blend it to a fine mix.
* In a bowl, Mix the coconut, the starch, nutmeg and sugar together. Mix thoroughly and
Add a little water to form the dough into a ball.
Flatten out the dough thinly and place it on a baking tray lined with baking sheets or greased with butter.
Next, cut the dough into big 6 by 6 cm squares and then bake in a preheated oven at 302° F(150° C ) for 15 to 25 minutes.
* When the biscuits are brown and hardened a bit. Take it out to cool completely.
This biscuits will get harder as it cools. Then store in an airtight container and enjoy.