AAdun is a savory snack of Yoruba origin; the snack is made from a combination of roasted corn flour, palm oil and spices. A variation of this snack contains fried red cowpeas. Aadun is sold primarily as a street snack and often it’s present at festive functions like naming ceremonies and traditional marriages


1 cup roasted corn flour

¼ cup palm oil

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon chilli powder


In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Using your fingers, thoroughly combine and knead the mixture until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Let the mixture rest at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Mold into desired shape and serve.

Fun Fact: Aadun actually translates to “sweetness” but the snack is completely savory.