Popular Togolese Food (Akume) Recipe

Akume or corn porridge is a delicious porridge made from grounded maize, fermented cassava and water. This dish has a straightforward method of preparation. Let’s dive into it!


You will need the following items:

  • Maize dough (made from ground maize and water)
  • Cassava dough (made from ground, fermented cassava and water)
  • Water
  • Salt


Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and place on the stove. Stir firmly with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes firm.

Looks simple? That just how it is. However, it is left for you to determine the quantity you want. And so, you have to measure the ingredients to the quantity of food you want to prepare.

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