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.

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