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How to make Tuo

Tuo also known as Di3huo is such delicious meal akin to the northern parts of Ghana. What makes this dish delicious is the various accompaniments served with it. Tuo itself is made from maize and cassava flour although adding cassava flour is optional for some. Tuo is a maize dumpling similar to banks but without the fermentation of the maze.

Tuo is served popularly served with ayoyo soup and some delicious tomato stew. Find the recipe for the ayoyo soup and other delicious tomato stews here.

How to make Tuo

  • 2 Cups Maize Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cassava Flour
  • 1 lt Cold Water
  • 1 lt Hot Water
  1. Separately sieve the flour to ensure that it is nice, smooth, and free of lumps.

  2. Mix 1 Cup of Maize flour with 1L of cold water. Cook into a thin porridge. Add boiling water to achieve a thin light porridge as it thickens up.

  3. Now add 1 Cup of Maize flour and vigorously stir to make a smooth dough.

  4. Once nice a smooth, add 1/2 Cup Cassava flour and mix quickly to incorporate.

  5. Alternate with maize and cassava flour as in steps 3 and 4 until you achieve you require a quantity of Tuo.

  6. Add in enough boiling water to soften the tuo. This amount of water depends on the quantity of Tuo and your desired texture. But a very soft Tuo is recommended.

  7. Also add in a bit of boiling water, cover the pot, and allow the Tuo to steam until well cooked.