Prawn Maasa/Masa


Spicy Prawn Maasa


Prawn Maasa

Prep Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 36 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Servings 6


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Blender
  • Wooden Ladle
  • Maasa Pan


  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 11 grams Yeast
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 100 grams Prawns Chopped
  • ¼ cup Spring Onions Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper Chopped


  • In a mixing bowl pour rice and water and cover to soak overnight.
  • Rinse the soaked rice and transfer into a blender, add cooked rice and 1 cup of water, blend until smooth.
  • In a mixing bowl pour rice batter and add sugar, cooked rice, salt, yeast, and yogurt, then stir
    to mix thoroughly.
  • Cover it with a napkin and keep it in a warm place to let it rise.
  • After it has risen beat it down with a ladle, prawns, spring onion, scotch bonnet pepper, and gently mix.
  • In a masa pan on high heat grease, the pan with vegetable oil then half-fill each dome
    with the masa batter, fry for 3 minutes or till slightly brown on the edges then use a
    skewer to turn over to the other side and let it cook for another 3 minutes.
    Repeat the process for the rest of the batter, transfer each batch to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Prawn masa ready to serve, serve with suya spice, or any stew or soup of choice.


Keyword Maasa, Masa, Prawn

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