Tuwon shinkafa
Tuwon shinkafa
TypeTuwo, swallow
Place of originNigeria
Region or stateNorthern Nigeria
Associated cuisineNigerian cuisine
Serving temperatureHot, usually rolled up in spherical form
Main ingredientsRice, maize or millet

Tuwon Shinkafa is a type of Nigerian and Nigerien rice swallow from Niger and the northern part of Nigeria.[1][2][3] It is a thick pudding prepared from a local rice that is soft and sticky, and is usually served with different types of soups like Miyar Kuka, Miyar Kubewa, and Miyar Taushe.[4][5] Two variants made from maize and sorghum flour are called Tuwon Masara and Tuwon Dawa, respectively.[6][7][8] In Ghana, Tuwon Shinkafa is called Omo Tuo.

See also


  1. ^ "How to make Tuwon Shinkafa (Rice Fufu)". All Nigerian Recipes. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Cuisine of Nigeria: Tuwo shinkafa". Trek Zone. Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  3. ^ "Three Delicious Delicacies, North of the Niger". Google Arts & Culture. Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  4. ^ Brown, Ed (2020-03-30). "How to Prepare Tuwo Shinkafa and Miyan Taushe". Royac Shop. Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  5. ^ "Simple Way to Make Ultimate Tuwon shinkafa d miyar kuka | Quick and Easy Recipes". familycooking.pages.dev. Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  6. ^ "Tuwo Shinkafa (Tuwon Shinkafa) - made from Raw rice and also with Rice flour". Nigerian FoodTV. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  7. ^ Eshemokha, Udomoh (2020-07-31). "TUWO MASARA: Health Benefits, How to prepare Tuwo Masara, Tuwo Masara Recipes". Nigerian Health Blog. Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  8. ^ "How to Make Tuwon Dawa: Nigerian Guinea Corn Fufu". 9jafoods. 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2022-05-04.