Kokoro - Nigerian Snack with PAN or Juana Pre-Cook Corn flour

Kokoro is a rod–like shaped crunchy Nigerian snack ,popular in some parts of Nigeria. It is made with corn meal/corn flour and usually sold by street hawkers...yummy! The concoction is rolled on a flat surface or between one's palms in order to get a long stick, which is then fried in palm oil or groundnut oil.


*1 cup corn flour/corn meal( PAN or Juana).

*2 tablespoonful of sugar

*A pinch of grated Ginger(optional)

*A pinch of Chili Pepper (optional)

*A pinch of Salt

*Oil for frying


Kokoro can be eaten as a snack on it own or with soft drinks, fruit juices , kunnu or zobo.



  1. Pour half cup of water into a pot, leave to boil and then add the mixed corn meal, stir continuously until you get a stretchy mix that looks just like Eba (you would notice the change in the mixture).
  2. Place the corn meal in a big bowl, cover and leave to cool completely.
  3. When it is cooled, add the remaining cornmeal and knead until smooth.
  4. Take a little portion and roll in between your palm, you can also roll it on a flat table to get a longer shape.Repeat this process for the remaining dough.
  5. Now heat up some vegetable oil until hot and fry the rods shaped dough until it hardens.
  6. Remove the Kokoro and place on sieve lines with paper towels, to remove excess oil.Leave to cool and ENJOY!

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