• Cook Time: 15 minutes
• Total Time: 45 minutes
• Region: Northern Nigeria
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.
• 1 cup Roasted groundnuts with red skin
• ½ cup Rice (Tuwo white rice)
• ¼ Tsamiya (Tamarind) or 1 lemon/lime
• Sugar to taste
Step 1: In a small bowl, Soak the rice in warm water for about 30 minutes. Set this aside
Step 2: In a different bowl, soak the tsamiya for about 30 minutes also in warm water. Set this aside.
Step 3: Peel the skin off from the roasted groundnuts. In pour 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.
Step 4: Cook the groundnut milk and rice on medium heat. You have to watch it closely to prevent it from spilling. Keep stirring from time to time to avoid lumps.
Step 5: When the rice softens, it’s ready. Add the Tsamiya or Lemon/lime juice and Sugar to taste. Serve.
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