Rice Pancake (Sinasir)



Rice pancakes known as Sinasir in the North is a delicious delicacy and it is prepared with the soft variety rice known as “Tuwo Shinkafa” in Hausa, it can be eaten as a snack with a cold drink, jam, mayonnaise or honey, it can also be served with stew or soup. Here are the ingredients and recipe for making rice pancake.


½ cup soft rice (tuwo shinkafa)

½ cup boiled rice (foreign rice)

½ teaspoon yeast

1 onion

1 Egg

½ tin Peak Milk

Sugar (to taste)

2 pinches of salt

Vegetable oil: for frying


  • Add all the ingredients together from the soaked rice, cooked rice, diced onions, salt, sugar yeast, egg and peak milk into the blender. Then add enough water to help the blades of your blender move easily.
  • Blend till its smooth, then pour into a bowl and cover it make sure to put the mixture in a warm place for about 30mins for it to rise.
  • Set a frying pan on your gas of stove preferably a non stick fry pan; pour a small amount of vegetable oil into the pan once it gets hot scoop your batter into the hot frying pan making sure it is thin for easy frying. Then turn both side to ensure it get fried properly. Then serve as desired.

By Maimuna Bagudu


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