MASA/ SAVORY RICE CAKE BALLS
MAKES: 16 masa (or more if your masa pan holes are smaller)
Masa is a delicacy eaten in the northern parts of Nigeria and is similar to the EA vitumbua. But apart from the shape, they are totally different in terms of their ingredient preparation and taste. (In East Africa, Masa can be described as a savory vitumbua!) Masa is usually eaten for breakfast.. So versatile and always works a treat!
PREPARING THE RICE BATTER
HOW TO COOK MASA/SAVORY RICE CAKE BALLS
MORE INFORMATION & TIPS
1) The masa batter should not be too thick which will make your rice cake hard, but it should not be too thin either, making it hard to hold together during cooking.
2) These Nigerian rice ball cakes are cooked in all corners of the world and like any other dish they will be called different names and will have a thousand and one variations due to local influences!
3) In Eastern Africa, a similar dish but a sweeter version is cooked caked Vitumbua.
4) If you do not have a masa pan, you can use an (indian) appam pan or (danish) aebleskiver pan. However, the masa made from these pans will be comparatively slightly smaller in size.