Tanfiri or Donkwa (dodonkwa) is a savory Nigerian snack made with corn meal and groundnuts(peanuts). It’s one of those snacks that does not require cooking and reminds me of my childhood.
It is soft and melts in the mouth, and often confused with Kuli kuli.
Here’s how to make Tanfiri or Donkwa…. you’ll love it.
Ingredients for donkwa/tanfiri
* 250 grams corn meal(made from roasted corn)
* 70 grams ground Peanut/groundnut OR groundnut powder
* 2 pinches of ground chili powder ( optional, but add it if you want to get the classic donkwa taste)
*1 tablespoonful sugar
* 1 pinch of ground clove(optional)
* 2 tablespoons of peanut oil(sunflower or canola oil is also okay)
*2 tablespoons of water
* Pour the corn meal, groundnuts, sugar,ground chili powder(optional) and ground clove(optional) into a blender and grind until all the ingredients are well combined to form a smooth fine powder.
* Transfer the fine powder into a large bowl. Then Scoop out some of the powder into a smaller bowl, gradually add drops of water and oil, mix well and mold into balls.
Don’t add too much oil or water,so that it doesn’t look soaked or sodden.
Note: if you like yoruba-style tanfiri, you can leave out the water and only add oil, but I have found that the combination of a little water and little oil gives the perfect consistency for the Tanfiri paste.