Cookbook:Funkaso (Hausa Fritter)

Funkaso (Hausa Fritter)
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Funkaso, also called pinkaso, is a fried food popular among the Hausa people. It can be eaten alone or as an accompaniment to a meal.




  1. Combine the flours, yeast, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Gradually mix in the warm water until a dough is formed.
  3. Cover the mixture tightly. Let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in volume.
  4. Gently deflate the dough.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pot or deep-fryer. Try to aim for about 350–375°F. It should be hot enough for small test piece of dough to float and bubble, but it should not smoke or burn.
  6. Use your hands to pull off pieces of dough. Flatten the dough with your palm, and make a hole in the center.
  7. Fry the shaped dough in the hot oil until golden brown all over.
  8. Remove the finished funkaso with a perforated spoon, and drain away any excess oil.
  9. Serve the funkaso as-is or as an accompaniment.