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).

See also  Kokoro Recipe: Nigerian Snacks

*  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.

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

 Other related recipes :
* Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* 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)

See also  Nigerian Small Chops Recipes

* Nigerian Plantain Mosa

* Fried Plantains


By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Ifeoluwa
    August 23, 2021 / 1:10 pm

    Pls can u send me this recipe of kulikuli to my Gmail

  2. Anonymous
    August 15, 2018 / 1:50 am

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  3. Sexyire
    October 24, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    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

  4. Sexyire
    October 24, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    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

  5. HisConcepts
    May 1, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    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.

  6. mami
    March 30, 2017 / 5:05 pm

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

  7. Enkay
    September 12, 2016 / 10:37 am

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

  8. Anonymous
    August 22, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Hi please will the roasted groundnut be Peeled before pounding.

  9. Esther Seun
    October 12, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    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?

  10. G-P
    January 12, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 10:36 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂

  11. Abosede Saliu
    July 14, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    Thanks, I have been looking for this recipe.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 15, 2013 / 7:20 am

      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 🙂