How to Make Fura Da Nunu Drink
I always looked forward to festive periods when I was younger, especially Christmas. This was because we always had a lot of people coming to our home for the duration of the celebration, a lot of food and endless laughs; after all, Christmas is a time to share happiness.
However, in the midst of all this fun, one thing was always on my mind, and I would never be completely satisfied until it happened. The highlight of every Christmas celebration was when our auntie Lola came in to join the celebration. All the children would get really excited and jump on her body.
Our excitement was associated with the fact that we knew our ‘Fura Da Nunu’ had arrived. My mom’s distant cousin, Auntie Lola, was married into a Hausa family. She would make a big bowl of Fura Da Nunu every Christmas and bring it to our house. Everyone loved it, especially me. It was so refreshing that I always went back to ask for seconds.
Recently, I paid my auntie Lola a visit, and she made me this delicious Nunu drink. And absolutely nothing had changed about its taste or how it made me feel.
To be honest, my recipe for this drink might seem a little unconventional because I learnt how to make it from my aunt and not some cookbook or manual. And I have been using her method for a long time now, and it has gotten amazing reviews from people who have tasted ‘my Fura Da Nunu’.
Enjoy the ride as I tell you all my secrets to making this Nunu drink taste really amazing.
Fura Da Nunu is a drink with northern Nigeria origins. It is produced and consumed mostly by the Fulani. It is translated into English as Millet and Milk. Nunu is locally fermented cow milk which resembles yoghourt in thickness but isn’t quite as thick, while Fura is the millet. Fura Da Nunu is a refreshing, locally made drink from fermented milk and ground millet grains.
Fura Da Nunu (Kafir Milk)
Fura Da Nunu is a drink with northern Nigeria origins. It is produced and consumed mostly by the Fulani’s.
- 1.5 cup Millet
- 1.5 tbsp Alligator Pepper
- 1.5 tbsp Gingers
- 4 cups Nunu (Kafir Milk)
- 3 tbsp Sugar to taste
Properly wash the millet.
Soak the millet for 5mins in hot water to make it soft and easy to blend.
Drain the water.
Put the millet into a blender. Add the alligator pepper, ginger and a cup of water. Blend until it is smooth.
Pour the mix into a pot and cook on medium heat until it thickens and forms a dough.
Scoop the millet dough into a bowl and set aside.
Add the Nunu (Kafir Milk) to the millet dough and mix properly.
Add sugar to taste.
Your Fura Da Nunu (Kafir Milk) is ready. Serve and enjoy.
Health Benefits of Fura Da Nunu Drink
A lot of people consume this milk-millet drink not only because of its refreshing taste but also because of its health benefits.
Nunu is loaded with a good number of vitamins and minerals that are essential to the physiological processes that take place in the body.
These vitamins and minerals include; vitamins B5, B12, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, iodine and zinc.
The millet contains magnesium which helps to reduce migraines and heart attacks. Also, millet helps in fat metabolism and repair of body tissues and provides energy for the body. The Vitamin B3 contained in the Millet helps to lower cholesterol levels.
Nunu (fermented cow milk) contains high amounts of proteins and bone-building calcium. It is also an excellent source of probiotics which helps to eradicate harmful microorganisms that may cause intestinal infections. Also, its alkaline nature helps in promoting digestion and preventing constipation.