Tasty banku with spicy tilapia fish is one of the best local food dishes Ghanaians like eating in Ghana.
Normally the banku and Grilled Tilapia are served with either soup or pepper and are made in the evening before the sun goes down at locations in Accra, Kumasi or any of the other major cities.
How to prepare Banku.
Ingredients for Banku:
- 8 cups of banku mix.
- salt to taste
- 8 cups of water
1.Firstly pour the 8 cups of Banku mix which is made by mixing a proportionate amount of fermented corn dough and cassava dough mixing with a flat, wooden thick ladle in a pot.
2. Mix and mash your portions of fermented corn dough and cassava dough with the 8 cups of water, making sure to take out all lumps and fibre pieces in it.
3. Stir for about 15 minutes, from the bottom, while adding a pinch of salt. a Stir gently until it starts to thicken. with the flat, wooden thick ladle.
5.If it seems dry, sprinkle about 1/4 cup of water into it using your hand. Cover it back up and leave to cook some more.
6.Cover the pot it till it is very steamy, this preparation is to cook well in the core or inside of the banks
7.when the colour changes to creamy pale colour take it out and mould it into sizable balls on a plate.
Ingredients for tilapia
*Fresh large-sized Tilapia
*Natural spices for seasoning your Tilapia (ginger, garlic, rosemary, cloves etc)
Seasoning tilapia with ginger, garlic, onion, Maggi cube to grill is the best one could taste on a special day like Valentine’s day. Grilled tilapia is accompanied by hot pepper and banku.
Ingredients for the preparation of banku are corn dough and cassava dough and salt to taste. Serve hot banku with black or grind pepper.
1.Remove scales from your fresh large-sized Tilapia for best taste.
2.Remove stomach inside the tilapia as it tastes bitter
3.Cut the fish into preferred sizes
4.Rinse the fish in salted water
6.Place the fish on a grill pan and grill and spray some oil and put some spices on the tilapia for best taste in an oven, etc… under moderate heat for 30-45 mins depending on the size of your tilapia
7.Tilapia is ready to be served
Soup or Peper
Raw Fresh Tomatoes and pepper
Ingredients for the pepper sauce
1.Cut the Red, yellow, and green bell peppers -Chop the fresh tomatoes into it 3 each, cut into small bite sizes
2.Blend your pepper with jalapeño chilis cut into small discs
3.Add 1 tsp seasoned salt
Blend your pepper with jalapeño chilis cut into small discs
Banku is served deliciously with the grilled tilapia and spicy pepper.
Banku and tilapia deliveries:
Banku and Tilapia are normally delivered after 6 pm, You can make an order from the following popular locations near you:
Locations in Accra:
1.Philipo’s Tilapia Joint located in Accra
2.Oyoe Banku and Tilapia in Accra, Ghana
3.Adel’s Tilapia Joint (restaurant)
4.Feel at Home Catering ( Banku & Tilapia Joint ) Lashibi
5.Buka Restaurant Osu Accra
6.Dees Banku And Tilapia
Locations in Kumasi:
1.U Tilapia & Banku
Address: 114 Melcom Road, Kumasi
Price of Banku and Tilapia
The price can go between GH 20 cedis from a medium-sized tilapia dish to GH 50 when served in a large dish size mainly depending on the size of the tilapia.