Recipe Friday: How To Make Kuli Kuli a.k.a. Peanut Rods/Peanut Balls

Editorial Team

Hello Mamalettes, hope you have heard a wonderful week so far, in honour of our Recipe Friday we are going to be learning how to make Kuli Kuli. Kuli kuli is one of the most popular snacks in Nigeria, it is sold practically everywhere.

A lot of people say that Kuli kuli originates from the Northern part of Nigeria but it is popular all over NigeriaIt is loved by both children and adults and it is one of those snacks that children always request for when their parents travel. The best part is it does not require too much ingredients and it is easy to make.

Ingredients and Utensils

  • 2 cups of peeled, salted and roasted groundnuts
  • Groundnut oil
  • One teaspoon of ground pepper

  • One and half teaspoon of ginger powder or to your taste

  • Kahun (a.k.a. Potash, this is optional)

  • Onion

  • A food processor

  • A non stick frying pan

  • Muslin cloth(cloth sieve)

  • Sieve or paper towel


  • Pour the groundnuts and ginger into the food processor, and set to rotate until the nuts are almost turning to a pasty cream.
  • Scoop the pasty nut into a clean and dry muslin cloth and squeeze out the oil as much as you can. Do not expect to see a lot of oil. Note: This step is very key as it determines the crunchiness of the kuli-kuli.
  • Pour the peanut paste into a plastic bowl, add the powdered ground pepper.
  • Mix the constituents using your fingers and shape using your palms to your preferred size and shape.
  • Place the non-stick cooking pot on cooker and add some groundnut oil enough to fry the balls. You could also sprinkle some kahun (potash) into the oil but this is optional. You could also add some rings of onion to provide some flavors.
  • Just before the temperature of the oil gets to frying point, add the shaped balls (or rods or pellets) into it and keep stirring until all sides of the balls turns brown.
  • Scoop out into a sieve or paper towel and allow to cool.

You can then enjoy your kuli kuli to your satisfaction..

This recipe was gotten from FoodsNg