N for Nigeria. Nigeria is a west African nation which is known as the 'Giant of Africa'. It is the most populous country in Africa.

Nigerian cuisine is known for its variety and richness. These cornmeal fingers are a very popular street food in Nigeria. They were just as popular at home :).

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Cornmeal 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Salt, Red chilli Powder and grated ginger as needed
Oil for deep frying


Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the cornmeal, salt, red chilli powder and grated ginger.

In a sauce pan, heat water. After the water comes to a rolling boil, slowly add the cornmeal mixture while stirring continuously.

Stir until the water is totally absorbed.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of water, cover and remove from heat.

After about 5-10 minutes, remove the cooked cornmeal and knead until it results in a soft dough. If needed add a little more cornmeal. [I didn't have to add.]

Heat oil in a wok/kadai. 

Pinch lime sized dough and roll them into long fingers. I made them into 1 inch fingers.

Slide a few into the hot oil making sure there is enough space to accommodate all the fingers.

Fry until they are all evenly cooked.

Remove onto paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve it as a tea-time snack.

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes about a cup
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, September 16, 2014


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Wow Harini, what a wonderful choice!..the cornmeal fingers look addictive..

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. These kokoro must be addictive.

  5. Cornmeal fingers looks perfect snack for tea. Nice choice..

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Kokoro looks like french fries, damn attractive they are.

  8. superb!

  9. Super choice Harini..I love this recipe and will try it very soon...I have gone all fida on this one..bookmarked straight away.

  10. Next time I have cornmeal that needs to be used up, will try this recipe. I used cornmeal only in baking and for porridge. Cornmeal fingers look addictive.

  11. Not a fan of deep fried food but these fritters look so light and crunchy!

  12. making them tomorrow, these look so good, the deep golden honey color is amazing

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. They are looking super crispy & delicious. With so few ingredients -- they look and sound super tempting.

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. wow thats an crispy and tempting treat to munch for snacks :) looks yummy and well made dear :) I wud love to grab some right away !!

  17. Archana Says:
  18. Wow what a super choice. I love this can i use corn flour in place of corn meal.

  19. I love cornmeal and these look so good

  20. They look so much like kurkure. Love to have it with a cup of coffee...

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. Yummy & crispy fingers.

  23. Looks like the corn puff we get in packets, i m such a big addict for that packet. irresistible harini!!! Bookmarked!! :)

  24. Padmajha Says:
  25. They look so good and am sure they are very addictive...

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