How to Make Dambun Nama (Nigerian Beef Floss)

Hi, dear Tiger Kitchen fam, and a warm hello to our new visitors! Today, we will be showing you how to make Dambun Nama, also known as Nigerian beef floss. This savoury, shredded beef dish originated from the Northern part of Nigeria, particularly among the Hausa people. You can also use Chicken as an alternative. It's so tasty and addictive that you might finish a whole batch in just a few minutes. Dambun Nama can be enjoyed as a snack or used in various dishes. It's not just delicious but also packed with protein, making it a healthy choice for meat lovers. Join us as we explore how to make this tasty treat right in your kitchen and learn about its incredible health benefits. Let's get started on this flavourful journey together.

Ingredients for Dambun Nama

  • 15 Large Pieces of Beef
  • 5g Tiger Garlic Powder
  • 5g Tiger Ginger Powder (2 sachets)
  • Vegeta Onion (Rehydrated)
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper (5 balls)
  • Salt
  • 10g Larsor Beef Seasoning
  • Yaji Spice (Suya Spice)
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Start by thoroughly washing the beef to ensure it's clean and ready for cooking.

Step 2: Place the beef in a pot. Add Tiger Garlic Powder, Tiger Ginger Powder, rehydrated Vegeta Onion, Scotch bonnet pepper, Salt, and Larsor Beef Seasoning. Cover the pot and cook for about 10 minutes. This allows the beef to release its juices.

Step 3: After 10 minutes, add water to the pot and continue cooking for another 60 minutes until the beef is fully cooked and tender.

Step 4: Transfer the cooked beef into a mortar and pound it thoroughly until it has a texture similar to cotton wool. Do NOT blend.

Step 5: Pour some oil into a pan. Ensure the oil is not hot before adding the pounded beef. This helps you control the frying process.

Step 6: Add the pounded beef to the oil and stir it continuously. Fry until the beef changes colour and becomes evenly cooked.

Step 7: After frying, use a chiffon cloth or fine sieve to squeeze out and remove the excess oil from the beef floss.

Step 8: Spread the fried beef floss on a tray to air dry. Avoid using an oven to prevent it from becoming too dry.

Step 9: Sprinkle a generous amount of Yaji Spice over the beef floss. This spice gives Dambu Nama its distinctive flavour and aroma.

Step 10: Your Dambun is ready! You can either pack it into an airtight container or store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh, or you can enjoy it right away.

We hope you enjoyed learning about this flavourful dish from northern Nigeria. Whether you decide to store it in the refrigerator for later or enjoy it right away, we're sure it will become a favourite in your kitchen.

Please show us some love by leaving a comment and letting us know your twist on making this snack and how your Dambun Nama turned out. We love hearing from our Tiger Kitchen fam.

Happy cooking!

1 comment

Marian Ogiriki May 26, 2024

Thank you for sharing 😊

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