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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

How is semovita Produced?

In the previous post we discussed  how cassava is processed into garri ( cassava flour) from harvesting to frying. Today, we are going to look at how to make Semovita using cassava and maize or guinea corn.

Corn or guinea corn

Knife, Wash basin, dry maize/guinea corn, grinding engine

Peel the back of the cassava and throw away. Put the peeled cassava tuber  into a basin containing water

When the  the basin is full wash immediately especially for those cassava harvested in red soil.

Slice the cassava into smaller chunks and dry them under the sun or dry them using dryer

When it is dry take it to where it can be ground and grind it.

In another container, add dry maize/ guinea corn and also grind it. You can also use mortar and pestle to pound, if it is not much or you have the time.

The measurement of  ground cassava to maize/guinea corn should be 1:1.5 i.e if cassava is 1cup, the maize should be 1 and half cup.

Mix as much as can contain this ratio . Use a Spatula to stir to mix properly.

Turn into a container and store in a cool dry place. Click here to learn how yam and plantain flour is made.

How to prepare Semovita for eating with soup

Simply heat water in a small pot
When it starts boiling gradually add the semovita  flour into the boiling water with one hand and stir continuously with the other hand using kitchen spatula.

When you have finished adding the flour to the  boiling water, use one  hand to hold the handle of the pot while you stir continuously with the other hand  until it is smooth and good for eating. Drop it down.

You can also Click here to learn How Garri ( cassava flour) is made from cassava tubers.

  1. Updated: 9th May, 2020


  1. pls i have tried this am it really very ok but i need a preservative that will make it last long because after some time maize weevil started coming out of it

  2. Please is sodium benzoate baking powder? Or alum?

  3. I also intends going into semovita production and needs a guide.

  4. I will like to produce semovita for commercial purpose. How do I get started? Please I need a guide

  5. I need a guide to the commercial production of semovita

  6. I need a guide on the machineries I need to make cassava semovita for commercial purpose, please.


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