Kunu Recipe

Kunu Recipe

Kunu Recipe

by August 29, 2015 0 comments

Kunu is a popular drink from the northern part of Nigeria. Inakwana my lovely readers, this drink has two form depending on the main ingredient used; Kunu Zaki from millet and Kunu Gyada from groundnut which sometimes can be sprinkled with rice.


Ingredients for Kunu

  • 3 cups Millet
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger (Fresh or Dried)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper. Some people use cloves
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2 Litres Water


How to prepare kunu

  • Wash millet to remove stones (incase there are any), Soak Millet for 10 hours in cold water (preferably overnight).
  • Add the ginger and black pepper in the soaked millet.
  • Blend till it forms a smooth paste.
  • Mix the blended or grounded millet into paste and divide the paste into two parts. Set one part aside.
  • Boil some water. Pour the boiling water into the remaining paste and stir until it’s thick, just like very thin pap leave it uncovered and allow it to cool completely.
  • Then pour the other part you’ve kept aside and stir (after sometime it’s going to be a bit watery, which is okay).
  • Leave it to stay overnight (it’s better to do the whole thing in the evening except for the soaking that should be done in the morning).
  • Sieve it in the morning.
  • Add more water to determine the thickness you want.
  • And another very optional thing you can do which isn’t part of the local kunu recipe, you could had a dash of vanilla flavour.
  • Add sugar to your taste.


Thanks to Pulse NG for this cool drink recipe