Nigerian Suya Recipe

how to make suya
Beef Suya - © @zyzyyslifestyle/instagram

Suya is a spicy grilled meat (skewered meat) kinda dish, a popular street food in Nigeria, as well as other West African countries. This meat dish can be prepared with any meat of your choice. Suya a is local delicacy that has been tantalizing taste buds for decades. Be sure to add Nigerian suya step by step recipe to your list of favourite homemade recipes!

Ingredients For Suya

  • Meat (Beef or Chicken)

Ingredients for Suya Spice Recipe

  • ½ cup grounded Kuli Kuli (Substitute roasted groundnut powder)
  • ½cup Ginger Powder
  • ¼ cup Chilli Powder
  • ¼ cup Paprika Powder**
  • ¼ cup Onion Powder
  • ¼ cup Garlic Powder
  • 1 table spoon sea salt

Paprika powder in this context is ground dried tatashe (bell pepper), very similar to ground pepper (shombo). This helps to give the suya spice a more “Red” and bright appearance instead of the dull brown color.

How To Prepare Suya Spice mix

  • Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly
  • Store in an air tight container for future use


  1. Slice the beef in thin pieces. Mix with salt and suya spice and arrange them.
  2. Grill or bake until the beef is cooked through.
  3. Serve with fresh tomatoes and onions.

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