• Acha Pancake

    Acha Pancake I have to admit was at first a fail for me. I was trying to flip the pancake and it all scattered. Between not having enough eggs in the mix and oil in pan, something about my initial mix went wrong. I also tried to blend the acha to a finer powder but that didn’t work for me either. Maybe I was using the wrong blender, I don’t know. I later realized it didn’t matter whether the acha was blended or not, the result was still yummy. So after multiple tries, I finally got it right.

    Acha is also known as hungry rice in some parts of Nigeria. It is also consumed in some parts of West Africa and has variations of black and white. Another name for Acha in other parts of Africa is Fonio. I have a post on stir fried acha on the blog. You can check it out here. Enjoy my Acha Pancake recipe.

    Recipe for Acha Pancake


    1 cup of Acha

    2 Eggs

    1 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence

    Half a cup of milk

    1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

    1 tablespoon of honey

    A handful of chocolate pieces (1 tablespoon of chocolate shavings)

    1 tablespoon of Zobo Syrup


    In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.

    Break the eggs over the mix, add the vanilla essence, honey and milk and stir in till all ingredients are combined.

    In a pan, add a few tablespoons of oil and heat up.

    Gently pour the acha mix into the pan and cook on low heat as it may burn quickly if you dont. I used a non-stick pan so this was responsible for the outcome of my pancake. Be sure to use one as well.

    Flip over the pancake and serve warm with the zobo syrup and chocolate shavings.








    acha pancake with zobo syrup and chocolate

    5 comments on “Acha Pancake”

      • afrolems Reply

        Not sure what it is called in Yoruba. I will find out. But for now I buy my already cleaned and packed Acha from Shoprite

    1. helen Reply

      merry new year. did u wash the acha or is it a special kind of acha apart from the normal sandy acha we know over here in the northern part of Nigeria

      • afrolems Reply

        Hello Helen, great question. I bought the already pre-packaged acha from shoprite which has been destoned already but I still rinsed it before using in the pancake. If you do not have access to the already prepackaged version, I suggest washing to remove all the sand first.

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