Kuli Kuli


To me, Kuli Kuli is sacred; it’s not something I would ever attempt to make in my own kitchen. I am fortunate enough to have direct access to Kuli Kuli as I need it (Thanks MUM!!!). If you are adventurous enough to attempt kuli kuli in your kitchen, here is a video by the lovely Ms Yetti of Afro Food TV.


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By |December 20th, 2012|21 Comments


  1. Tolulope Issa October 24, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Good morning 9jafoodie,i know this is an old post but please I need your help. After rolling out the peanut butter for frying it scatters into the oil, please what is my error.
    Thank you.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Hello.. You most likely didn’t remove all the oil from the peanut butter.

  2. Ifeanyi (Isaac) Anene July 12, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Hi, I know this is an old post but I have having trouble making my own kuli kuli. It disintegrates in the oil and I even try using an oven but it came out still soft. Any suggestion would be quite helpful.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Are you using roasted groundnut or peanut butter?

  3. Ogochukwu September 1, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Hi Naijafoodie, I know this is an old post… I’ve been trying to find out..
    Is kulikuli fattening or healthy to eat? I love to snack on it and I need to know how much is too much. I’m always sort of on a diet. its struggle to keep my weight down.
    Love love love your blog.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Kulikuli is just like groundnut, it’s nutritious but very high in fat. One or two at a time is probably all should have if you are watching your weight.

  4. Anonymous September 6, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Okay ive seen the video to make kuli kuli. Im obviously not nigerian but I need this to make Suya. I have been in nigeria when I was younger. I love “Suya” and have tried to make it over the years but have not come close. I substituted peanut butter for kuli kuli, I had good results but I know its not close to how the hausa’s made them.
    I have questions:
    1. Do I have to add water too to dust with the meat?
    2. I pressume I need dry hot pepper – Does it matter what type of pepper?
    3. Is ginger needed to make kuli kuli or do I just add it when dusting the meat?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 14, 2013 at 11:11 am - Reply

      1) No you don’t
      2) No it does not matter
      3) No, just when dusting the meat

  5. Anonymous September 6, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Any one can tell me where to buy kuli kuli if its avaiable? I m from NY

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 14, 2013 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Please somebody answer this question.
      Your local African store maybe?

  6. Ranjeet September 6, 2013 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Queen Amina was a NIGERIAN queen, not a NORTH AFRICAN princess. Zaria, Nigeria, is located in West Africa, how could the queen be from North Africa??? It’s a shame when you can’t even get your facts right!!!

  7. Ranjeet September 6, 2013 at 12:08 am - Reply

    You guys should stop calling Nigeria Naija or 9ja!! You don’t know how disgusting that sounds!!!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 14, 2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Different strokes for different folks i guess

    • ruth November 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      really disgusting? are u Nigerian? bcos it will be really weird if you are, I grew up hearing “naija”…even the older generation say “naija/9ja”

      • 9jafoodie
        9jafoodie November 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

        lol…. don’t sweat it Ruth, people will be people.

  8. Name (required) January 17, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    it was nice to see this nice video of how to make kuli kuli, i would like to see more of some other food, so i can show to my friends in the western world 🙂

  9. Adeola January 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    I bought some peanut flour from amazon uk recently to make peanut butter. I will definately be trying this, i have no potash but will try with baking soda

  10. Relentless Builder January 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the video. I definitely want to learn to make Kuli-Kuli.

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 be even more fulfilling and prosperous than all the past years. Cheers!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 2, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Happy New Year boo.. wishing you the best of 2013!!!

  11. Oluwaseun Sodunke December 20, 2012 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Hahaha. The last time I had Kuli-Kuli was probably late last year or earlier this year. It was good though, with some cold garri. Haha 🙂 I always thought it was made from beans not peanut butter…? Hmm

    I actually enjoy Ms. Yetti’s videos on YouTube! 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 22, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

      lol… beans? hahhahaah…. they are made with roasted peanuts

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