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Kunun Zaki (Millet drink Recipe)

Kunu drink is a popular drink made from whole
grains of millet and sometimes sorghum or corn. Its
quite popular in most parts of Nigeria especially the
northern part where it originates. It’s got a spicy,
nutty flavor and it’s packed with nourishing vitamins
and minerals. It’s also rich in protein and high in
fiber. Preparation of this drink takes about a
minimum of 2-3 days. This is because for the first two
days, it’s left to soak in water so as to trigger the
process of fermentation. Making Kunu at home is
quite easy and requires nothing fancy. Here's how its

How to make "Kunun Zaki" drink
• Blender
• Pap Sieve

• 3 cups Millet (de-hulled)
• 1 medium sized Sweet potato, peeled- Optional
• 2 Medium sized Ginger, peeled
• 1 tbsp. Cloves (Konofiri)
• Sugar (To taste)
• Water

Step 1: Soak the seeds in water for 48hours to allow
the seeds ferment making sure you change the water
every 7 hours.
Step 2: Wash thoroughly with clean water and place
the millet, Ginger, Cloves (Konofiri) & Sweet potato in
a blender (You need one with sharp blades) and
blend till you have a smooth paste making sure you
add water while blending to enable it blend smoothly.

Step 3: Leave the sieved out liquid to settle for about
7 hours, by then the clear liquid would be above the
sediment (thick paste below). Sieve out the clear
liquid leaving the settled mixture which should be

Step 4: Divide the thick paste into two bowls (Let’s
say bowl 1 & 2). Pour boiling hot water over the
content of bowl 1 and stir (As if you are preparing
pap). Add the content of bowl 2 into bowl 1 and stir
some more. At this stage you can add as much water
as you want depending on how thick or watery you
want your kunu. It’s usually thick though.

Step5:Use ur sieve/filter to sieve ur kunu to remove the unwanted chaff

6: Sweeten with sugar, Refrigerate & Serve
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