Homemade suya spice recipe

Trust me when I say you need this homemade suya spice recipe in your life! Suya is a West African street food that is made up of well-spiced grilled pieces of meat that are mostly placed on a skewer.

In Nigeria, it is called suya, in Cameroon, it is called soya, in Ghana, it is called, “chinchinga”. In French it is called, “les brochettes”. It is also known as “beef or lamb kebab”. It is one of my guilty pleasures – so tasty and a little addicting.


1/4 cup ginger powder

1/4 cup peanut powder substitute with ground peanuts (groundnuts). Use a cloth to squeeze out oil from the groundnuts before use 2 small cubes Maggi (seasoning cube)

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon ground Cayene pepper or white pepper

1 tablespoon paprika optional

Please note the quantity of spices  will depend on how many many you decide to make.  


Combine all the ingredients in a small blender cup or coffee grinder then blend them until well combined.

Pass the blend through a fine sieve. Put in an airtight container and keep for use when ready to use .

You could also freeze it if you want. Use this suya spice to rub on skewered meat before grilling or use as a marinade for chicken or fish.

Finish off with vegetable or canoli oil when grilling

Try this recipe and leave your comment . Will be great to her the outcome. 

Get cooking 😉