African Tankora Spice Mix

This African tankora spice mix is delicious in kyingkying, a delicious beef kebab recipe you should stay tuned for later this week for that recipe. Any ground nuts can be used but peanuts are the most common. Corn nuts are sometimes used as well so I added the corn flour as well here. I mentioned at the end on grinding the peanuts and getting them fine without making peanut butter. Rest assured that if you do, all is not lost. You can use that delicious savory peanut butter in Ghanaian Peanut Soup instead.

1/3 c. peanuts (or any other nuts
1 Tbsp. masa cornflour (NOT cornstarch)
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. hot paprika
1/2 tsp. dried ginger
1/4 tsp. cayenne powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
pinch mace or nutmeg

In a dry skillet toast the corn flour just until fragrant, it wont change color. 

In a food processor combine the toasted corn flour, nuts, and everything else. Pulse until you have a fine powder but be careful not to run it so much that it releases it's oils and you have peanut butter. 

Store in an airtight container.


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