Video: Top 10 Most Fascinating Nigerien Dishes

Discover the unique flavors of Niger's cuisine, from hearty stews to crispy fritters.

1. Djerma Rice

Djerma Rice

A savory rice dish cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices, often served with a side of grilled meat or fish.

2. Tchakalaka


A spicy vegetable relish made with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and chili peppers, typically served with bread or couscous.

3. Fulani Soup

Fulani Soup

A hearty soup made with beef or mutton, potatoes, carrots, and spinach, flavored with ginger, garlic, and cumin.

4. Yassa Chicken

Yassa Chicken

Marinated chicken grilled or fried and served with a tangy sauce made with onions, lemon juice, and mustard.

5. Koki Beans

Koki Beans

A steamed bean cake made with black-eyed peas, onions, and spices, often eaten as a snack or side dish.

6. Bouille


A creamy porridge made with cornmeal, milk, and sugar, flavored with vanilla and cinnamon.

7. Kuli-Kuli


Deep-fried peanut fritters seasoned with spices, often eaten as a snack or appetizer.

8. Zarma Meatballs

Zarma Meatballs

Spicy meatballs made with beef or mutton, onions, and chili peppers, often served with a side of rice or couscous.

9. Maafe


A peanut-based stew made with beef or chicken, sweet potatoes, and okra, often served with a side of rice.

10. Foufou


A starchy side dish made with cassava or yams, pounded into a dough-like consistency and served with a variety of sauces.