Nigerian Spice Delight: Suya Recipe

Dish recipes: Suya

Embark on a flavor-packed journey to Nigeria with our Suya recipe. This popular street food features grilled and spiced skewered meat, showcasing the bold and aromatic spices of West African cuisine. Join us in creating this savory delight that captures the essence of Nigerian culinary heritage.


1 lb (0.45 kg) Beef or Chicken, thinly sliced

1/2 cup Groundnut Powder (Peanut Powder)

2 tbsp Ground Chili Powder

1 tbsp Ground Ginger

1 tbsp Onion Powder

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Paprika

Salt to taste

Wooden Skewers, soaked in water


In a bowl, mix groundnut powder, ground chili powder, ground ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt to create the suya spice rub. Thread the thinly sliced meat onto the soaked wooden skewers. Generously coat each skewer with the suya spice rub, ensuring an even distribution. Grill the skewers over medium-high heat until the meat is cooked and has a slightly charred exterior. Serve the suya hot, garnished with extra spice rub and sliced onions.


Suya is often served with sliced onions, tomatoes, and spicy pepper sauce. Enjoy it as a flavorful snack or as the star of a Nigerian feast.

Suya encapsulates the bold and aromatic flavors of Nigerian street food. The perfect blend of spices elevates grilled meat into a savory delight that's loved by locals and visitors alike.