Banku is an indigenous fermented meal of maize or cassava or a combination of both, commonly eaten in Ghana. It is another popular African food.
Banku is much like kenkey, but boiled directly in a pot, free from wrapping like kenkey, in a foil, corn husk or plantain leaves.
It is eaten as a dumpling with traditional African soups, made from vegetables and meat or fish.
How to Prepare Banku
This is mixed with half a cup full of water, and mixed together to form a thick paste. The mixture is allowed to ferment for about 3 -4 days.
The fermented product is then kneaded with the hand thoroughly, until a very smooth dough is obtained.
This is placed then cut into small dumplings, the size of a tennis ball, and placed in a pot. Water is added to it, and boiled into a gelatinous mass for about an hour.
The cooked product is the Banku, ready to be served hot or cold with palm nut soup or any other African soup of choice.