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Beef Kebabs
Homemade Suya Spice
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

How to make the spice blend for a popular West African street food - roadside grilled meat.

Cuisine: African
Author: Precious of preciouscore.com
  • 1/4 cup ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut powder substitute with ground peanuts (groundnuts). Use a cloth to squeeze out oil from the groundnuts before use
  • 2 small cubes Maggi (seasoning cube)
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika optional
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small blender cup or coffee grinder then blend them until well combined.

  2. Pass the blend through a fine sieve. 

  3. Put in an airtight container and keep for use. You could also freeze it if you want.

  4. Use this soya spice to rub on skewered meat before grilling or use as a marinade for chicken or fish.