You might think
you know everything about drinks in the Northern part of Nigeria but if
you haven’t heard of Kunu gyada then you’re still scratching the
Kunun gyada is a
popular Northern Nigeria drink. It’s a gruel like drink consisting of
rice boiled in groundnut milk. It is usually served in a bowl and more
often drunk alone when prepared thin or eaten like porridge when
prepared thick. It may also be sweetened with honey or honey to make a
savoury dish. Unlike Kunun Zaki which is made from millet and kunun aya
which is made from tiger-nuts, Kunun gyada is made with groundnuts and
rice and the end result is usually a sweet and sour drink.
• Total Time: 45 minutes
• Region: Northern Nigeria
the groundnuts into a blender, add just a little water and blend till
you get a smooth paste. Add water to the paste and sieve the liquid into
a medium sized pot.
to watch it closely to prevent it from spilling. Keep stirring from
time to time to avoid lumps.