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Balls of Banku
CoursePepper, Stew, Soup
Place of originGhana
Created byGa-Adangbe people
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsCorn dough, cassava dough, salt and water

Banku is a Ghanaian dish which is cooked by a proportionate mixture of fermented corn and cassava dough in hot water into a smooth, whitish paste,[1][2] served with soup, stew or a pepper sauce with fish.[3] It is mostly preferred by the people of the Southern Regions of Ghana; the Ewe tribe of the Volta Region, the Fante and the Ga tribe but also eaten across the other regions in Ghana. Banku is found throughout Ghana, and is one of the staple foods enjoyed by all tribes in the country.[1][2][4]


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  1. ^ a b Haard, N.F. (1999). Fermented Cereals: A Global Perspective. FAO agricultural services bulletin. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. p. 37. ISBN 978-92-5-104296-0.
  2. ^ a b Briggs, P.; Rushton, K. (2007). Ghana: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Guides. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-84162-205-7.
  3. ^ "Banku". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Banku". Future Today Inc. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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