So today, I will be telling you how to prepare Cassava Cake which is locally known as Kosan Roogo or Kosan Rogo.
It is prepared using cassava tubers and other ingredients. Cassava is known as “Roogo” in Hausa.
Kosan Rogo is popular among the Southern Kaduna people in Nigeria.
People often eat it because they crave it, or as Hausa will say “don marmari”.
Preparing Kosan Rogo doesn’t take much time and it also tastes great.
So, let’s begin cooking.
- 11 tubers of Cassava
- 8 pieces of pepper
- 1 medium size onion
- 2 seasoning cubes
- Salt to taste
- Mixed pepper
- Vegetable Oil
For practical lovers, below is a video for the full preparation.
The first thing to do is to peel the cassava.
Then cut it into small chunks.
Wash and pounded the chunks of cassava using a mortar and pestle.
Note: the pounding is to make it easy to pass through the grinding machine without getting stuck.
After pounding, pack into a suitable rubber, wash the pepper and add to it.
Wash and slice in the onion then grind using a commercial grinding machine or a personal blender.
After grinding, get a bowl, spread a sieve in it and turn the grounded cassava.
Sieve and squeeze out all the water from it. Then turn into an empty bowl.
Add the seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Then mix well.
Get a tray close by and fetch the mix and make a small ball and then flatten it with your palm.
Keep repeating the step till it’s finished.
Set your frying pan on heat and add the vegetable oil. Allow to heat up before adding the raw kosan roogo one by one in the oil.
After adding enough, arrange with the spoon and allow to fry 7-8 minutes before flipping it over.
Allow the other side to fry before packing out of the oil.
And you are done.
You can serve while still hot or allow to cool down a bit before serving.
And don’t forget, Food is Love, Food is Life.