Cornchaff (Corn and Beans)

Tasty Cornchaff recipe
Cameroonian cornchaff dish | © Chef Chikeremma

Cornchaff recipe is a simple delicacy made with corn and beans. This meal is very popular in Cameroon. We have put together, a step-by-step recipe for this meal. This meal is favorite among many Cameroonians.


  • Dried beans (or canned beans if you can’t access dried ones)
  • Dried corn (or pre-cooked corn or sweet corn)
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced ginger
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Palm oil
  • Seasoning (maggi or knor cubes)
  • Ground crayfish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil your corn (if using dried) till it is soft. If you are using sweet corn (canned) –  go ahead and boil the beans till its tender.
  2. Prepare the spices; chop tomatoes and onions and blend with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. When the beans is well cooked, rinse it out – combine with corn and bring to pot. in a pot with a cup of water and set on medium heat.
  4. Combine corn and beans in one pot and bring to heat, add blended ingredients to the pot. Stir well to get all nicely mixed and spiced.
  5. Add palm oil, maggi (bouillion powder or liquid) , then put salt and pepper to taste. Simmer together and cook for about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with dodo (fried plantain). Or you can serve freshly cooked white rice, personal favourite.
  7. Enjoy!

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