Ghanaian Cuisine: Attiéké or Akyeke

Attiéké, also known as Akyeke in Ghana, is a delectable dish crafted from cassava, beloved among the Ahanta, Nzema, and Akan-speaking communities in Ivory Coast. In Ghana, it goes by the name Akyeke and is traditionally paired with various fish proteins.

This dish boasts a unique preparation method, involving fermented cassava pulp grated to achieve a texture akin to couscous. Here’s a simple and delightful recipe for preparing Akyeke:


  • 1 cup of dried attieke
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Msg-free bouillon (Optional)
  • Tuna (Optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine attieke and water.
  2. Once the attieke absorbs the water completely, fluff it up with a fork.
  3. Microwave the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes or steam it while stirring for approximately 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the microwave or steamer.
  5. Introduce olive oil, diced onions, diced jalapeno peppers, salt, and bouillon to the attieke. Stir the ingredients well.
  6. Optionally, add tuna to enhance the dish.
  7. Serve the Akyeke warm or cold, allowing the flavors to delight your taste buds.

This straightforward recipe ensures a savory and textured attieke dish that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite fish protein. Explore the culinary wonders of attieke with this easy-to-follow guide.

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Sophia Celestina Apenkro

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