KYINKYINGA – (Beef Kebab) Recipe


KYINKYINGA – (Beef Kebab) Recipe

KYINKYINGA – (Beef Kebab) Recipe is a Ghanaian local name given to Kebab.

It is a popular street food in Ghana, Nigeria, and other West African countries.

Suya kebab is synonymous to Kyinkyinga in Nigeria.

Kyinkyinga is served in most restaurants in Ghana and sold at almost every street corner.

Kebab is one of those foods that are hardly made at home, and they usually taste better on the streets.

However, if you’re brave enough you can make better Kebabs from home.

I remember when we were kids my dad would take all 5 of us kids to this popular Bar / Restaurant in town.

In fact, the restaurant had some of the most delicious Kebabs in town.

Those were some precious childhood memories for me.

The good news is that you can purchase Kebab powder on this site!

Good ole Amazon has some great peanut powder you can use as a substitute.

Make sure you have it with a cool drink.

Moreover, you can find the ingredients from an African store near you.

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5 from 14 votes


Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine West African
Keyword Kebab, Kyinkyinga
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 People


Kyinkyinga Powder

  • 1 Cup Ground Peanuts You can also get peanut butter powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper

Beef on Skewers

  • 5 Pounds Diced Beef
  • 1/2 Bulb Onion
  • Oil
  • Skewers
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper


  1. In a bowl mix all your spices together to make the great Kyinkyinga powder.

    Suya Powder
  2. Dip a cooking brush in oil and quote your beef on skewers with oil

  3.  Generously rub your kyinkyinga powder mix on the meat and place them on a baking dish

  4. Place the baking  dish of kebabs in a 350 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated conventional oven. Bake it for about 20 minutes and your best ever beef kebabs will be ready to be devoured!


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28 thoughts on “KYINKYINGA – (Beef Kebab) Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love hearing about foods from other countries and how they are made. The spice rub sounds delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Been to a local supermarket and got a few ingredients I was missing. These were absolutely delicious and I will be making them again and again. Wow, it was the first time to taste this spice combo with beef but they will be a regular now. Delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Haven’t heard about the Kyinkyinga powder mix before, but judging by the ingredients I am already in love. This looks so good and I love that you share some childhood memories as well.

    1. Yes Stine, you can find the ingredients at your local grocery store / supermarket. Thanks for stopping by!

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