Cow Dung Cake(Fertilizer and Fire Fuel)




The main leftovers of a cattle farm is dung. The animal excreta is a good source of energy that can be used as firewood alternative.

It does not stink and can be stored easily. Its it widely used in many places all over the world as fuel.

You can also use it to fuel your furnace if you don't like to cook on it. Using it in your fireplace won/t make your house smell of cow dung.It burns just like coal.

Step 1: Collect the Dung in a Single Place

Store several days of excreta so that batch processing can be done.

Step 2: Mix Dung and Water

Mix the dung with water to make a thick paste. Use gloves for hygiene purposes.

Step 3: Make Flat Cake

You can make it in any shape but it has to be kept in mind that it has to burn and has to be dried before that. So a thin flat round saucer shape is best fitting for the purpose.

Step 4: Leave It to Dry in the Sun

It would take 3-5 days depending on the weather to dry completely.

Step 5: Store in a Dry Place and Use When Required

The dung cakes are high in calorific value and are very good for fire places and barbecue cooking.

You can also add it to pots or farm land to use as a organic fertilizer.It contains about 3 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus, and 1 percent potassium (3-2-1 NPK).By mixing this compost into the soil, you can improve its moisture-holding capacity.



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    6 Discussions

    dragon fllyer

    3 years ago

    This should work OK, but that is not cow dung...


    Reply 3 years ago

    It's (depending on the farm) just grass and maybe grains, probably add a good flavor! I'd give it a whirl once, anyway, but I wouldn't tell anyone who was eating that day lol.


    Reply 3 years ago

    Lol. If you ever try cooking on it post your results. If your steaks don't taste like cow flop I might just try it


    Reply 3 years ago

    Its a fuel used in a huge part of rural Indian homes. And no,unfortunately it doesn't taste like cow flop.Drying in the sun kills all the bacteria's and eliminates the smell. Initially there is smoke,but within a few minutes the fire burns like charcoal fire.
    I have cooked on it.