Kokonte Recipe: How to Make the Popular Ghanaian Cassava Dish

Kokonte is a popular Ghanaian dish made from dried and powdered cassava. It is typically served with a soup or stew and is a favorite among many Ghanaians. Here’s how to prepare kokonte:


  • 2 cups of kokonte powder (dried and powdered cassava)
  • 3 cups of water
  • Salt to taste
  • Soup or stew of your choice (for serving)


  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
  3. Gradually add the kokonte powder to the boiling water while stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and forms a smooth paste.
  4. Reduce the heat and cover the saucepan. Let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. After 15 minutes, remove the lid and stir the kokonte again until it becomes even smoother and firmer.
  6. Remove the kokonte from the heat and turn it onto a clean surface.
  7. Use a spoon or your hands to mold the kokonte into small balls or long cylindrical shapes.
  8. Serve the kokonte with a soup or stew of your choice.


  • For a richer flavor, you can add some groundnuts or spices like ginger or pepper to the kokonte mixture before cooking.
  • To make the kokonte balls smoother, you can rub some oil on your hands before molding them.
  • Kokonte can be stored in an airtight container and reheated later for future meals.

In conclusion, preparing kokonte is a simple process that requires few ingredients and little time. It is a delicious and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed with your favorite soup or stew.

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