Peppered Kpomo – How to Make Ponmo Recipe | Cow Skin

Peppered Kpomo – Cow Skin

Peppered Kpomo – How to Make Ponmo Recipe | Kanda | Cow Skin

Peppered Kpomo recipe or Pomo is a spicy mouthwatering and appetizing dish prepared with cow skin also refers to as kanda meat. Beside the peppered ponmo Alata we have the stew Kpomo which is equally delicious.

There are two versions of the Nigerian Kpomo, we have the thin and soft type while the other one is the thick and tough type. Kpomo English name is Cow skin, which is an edible cow hide.

However, Peppered ponmo is a common recipe served in most Nigerian bars; this hot, soft, and spicy Ponmo sauce goes well with a bottle of drink. In Nigerian parties and events, peppered ponmo is not left out ether; some serve it as small chops or as an accompaniment to the main dish.

It can also be fond making a tiny bowl of peppered ponmo at home as an appetizer to relax your mood and enjoy your day with the family. Pomo with onions and pepper mix with other ingredients definitely will wake your taste bud.

What is Nigerian Pomo Food?

Basically, Pomo is pure cow skin that has been processed for people to cook and chew like meat when eating it. In as much as cow is been slaughtered each day for beef; there is bound to be cow skin which is the kpomo we are talking about.

What is the Health Benefit of Kpomo?

Kpomo is said to be high in collagen, it’s a certain kind of protein that helps hold bones and skin tissues together. It’s quite important though in the human body. People always have the notion that Pomo doesn’t have any nutritional value, but that not true.

How to make Peppered Kpomo Recipe -Ponmo


  • 1 kg Pomo (Cow skin)
  • 4 medium-size tomatoes
  • ½ cup scotches bonnet pepper (Ata-rodo)
  • 1 large onion
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparing Ponmo

  1. First and foremost, wash your ponmo properly to be free from sand, then transfer to a clean pot set aside ready for cooking.
  2. Secondly, spice the Kpomo/Ponmo/kanda meat with salt, 1 seasoning cube, ½ onions slice, curry powder, and cook to tender. Thereafter, remove from heat and drain the stock.
  3. Thirdly, Wash and rough grind the pepper, onion, and tomato. this recipe requires a chunky blend not smooth.
  4. Finally, in a pot or frying pan bring the oil to heat; pour in the grinded pepper and onions, stir fry for about 5 minutes. Pour the cooked ponmo into the pepper stew and mix properly as it fries on the stovetop, add the remaining seasoning cube and taste for salt. Continue to stir for like 3 minutes.

Remove from heat, at  this point your delicious peppered Kpomo is ready.

Serve with a cold drink or as side dish to a meal, and enjoy!

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What is Ponmo called in English?

Ponmo in English is Cow skin. The South-western Nigerians love to eat cow skin, also known as “ponmo,” as a side dish, seasoning and snack (Asun). It is cheap, and probably because of this, it is widely used in eateries and restaurants.

How do you do Kpomo?

First, give the peppers a good rinse before putting them in a grinder. Put aside after vigorous grinding. Step 2: Put the freshly washed cow skin (ponmo) in a pot that is empty. add water and salt to taste. Cover the pan cook for 30 minutes ,When the ponmo is tender after about 30 minutes of cooking, drain the water, and set the cooked kpomo aside.

How do you fry Pomo?

Place frying pan on cooker, add two tablespoons of oil, add grated onions only, add tomato and fry for three minutes, add pomo and continue frying, add grated pepper with the other seasoning and let it fry for 8-10 minutes, taste and adjust as needed, and let it fry for another five minutes to done.

Is Ponmo good for health?

When cooked properly in meals, ponmo is a fantastic weight reduction option that is distinct, has fewer calories, and tastes good. But it shouldn’t be used in place of excellent sources of complete protein like fish or beef

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