Homemade Suya Spice

The amazing Peanut dry spice rub that makes everything better. This Suya Spice blend is all you need.
Course Pantry Staple
Cuisine Nigerian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 15 or more
Calories 130kcal
Author Chichi Uguru


For Peanut Powder Suya Spice

  • ¼ cup Peanut powder
  • ¼ cup Ginger Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cayenne Powder
  • ¼ cup Paprika Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder

For Whole Roasted Peanuts Suya Spice

  • 2 cups Roasted Peanuts
  • 4 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken Bouillon


For Suya Spice blend using Peanut Powder

  • Gather your spices and mix till well combined.
  • Use immediately or store in an air tight container.

For Suya Spice blend using Whole Roasted Peanuts

  • Roughly blend the roasted peanuts using the pulse button of your blender. You can also use a spice grinder or a food processor. Be careful not to blend it into peanuts butter ( Please see illustration in the blog post above)
  • Transfer the ground peanuts onto a clean kitchen towel.
  • Tie it up in the kitchen towel and squeeze as much oil so you can out of the ground peanuts. You can also place a heavy object on top to facilitate this process.
  • After this the ground peanuts would be much drier.
  • Loosen it up with your fingers as transfer to a bowl.
  • Add in all the spices them blend in with a fork until well combined.
  • The spice may have larger granules of ground peanuts, Sieve the Suya Spice blend for a smoother Spice. ( After sieving, Save the larger granules for any recipe you want)
  • Use your Suya Spice immediately or store in an air tight container