How to cook koki

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Koki dish served with boiled bananas


Koki is a traditionnal and delicious meal from grassfields regions in Cameroon (Central Africa). It is usually eaten in parties or with friends or family. It is now, one of the meals that are clearly attached to our country. Koki has a high nutritive value, protein rich and caroten and vitamin A. It is also served to breastfeeding mothers and ill recovering patients.


  • 2 glass of dry black eye beans
  • 1 glass of pure palmoil
  • 1 glass of lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 red or yellow grounded pepper (optional)
  • 3 banana leaves softened on fire


  • 1 basin
  • 1 seave
  • 1 mixer
  • kitchen thread
  • A pot
  • A cooker (gas, current or wood)


  1. Soak the beans in a basin of water for 20 minutes
  2. Remove all the peels on beans by washing between the two hands and seave. Regularly change the water
  3. Pour the beans, palm oil, salt, water, salt and pepper in the mixer and grind up to liquefaction
  4. Taste the salt and eventually correct it
  5. Arrange the banana leaves in the basin to give them a container shape
  6. Put one liter of water in the pot and heat it to ebullition
  7. Pour progressively the liquid obtained in the banana leave and tye it thouroughly with thread
  8. Put the packets obtained directly into boiling water and cover the pot
  9. Let it boil for one and a half to two hours (reduce the fire after 30minutes ebullition)
  10. Remove from fire
  11. Serve hot in the open banana leaves or in a plate with boiled bananas.
  12. Enjoy your meal!!!

--Sylvie S. 14:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)