Easy Recipe: How to Make Fresh Nigerian Pap!

"Easy Recipe: How to Make Fresh Nigerian Pap!"

To make fresh Nigerian pap (also known as akamu or ogi), you’ll need:


  • 1 cup of fermented maize or corn flour (you can find this at African food stores)
  • Water
  • Sugar or sweetener (optional, to taste)


  1. Prepare the Fermented Corn Flour:
    • Start by mixing the fermented maize or corn flour with some water in a bowl. Use enough water to form a smooth paste without lumps.
  2. Cooking Process:
    • Transfer the mixture into a pot and add more water while stirring continuously to prevent lumps.
    • Place the pot on medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
    • Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens to your desired consistency.
  3. Adjust Consistency and Sweetness:
    • If the pap is too thick, you can add more water to achieve the desired consistency.
    • Optionally, add sugar or sweetener to taste, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Serving:
    • Serve the pap warm or cold, depending on your preference. It can be enjoyed plain or with milk, evaporated milk, or a sprinkle of groundnuts.


  • Consistency: The consistency of pap can vary from very thin to thick. Adjust the amount of water and cooking time to achieve your preferred thickness.
  • Variations: Some people prefer using different grains like millet or sorghum instead of maize.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.

Enjoy your freshly made Nigerian pap!