How to Make Nigerian “Kunun Zaki”

A cold glass of kunu on a hot day will keep you so refreshed you  will not believe it.. is a traditional beverage drink produced from cereal grains such as Sorghum, Millet and Corn. I prefer millet Some people also use sweet potatoes to sweeten the drink

kunun zaki 

We will learn together today how to make this yummy drink,kunun Zaki as called by the hausas which we love but avoid drinking  the ones sold  by vendors because  you are unsure of the  hygiene in the production process.So no  more worries,you can make it yourself and store  to enjoy whenever you want it


Ingredients & Material Needed


  • Grains (millet, sorghum or maize)
  • Spices (cloves, red pepper, ginger)
  • Sugar (to taste)sweetp0t
  • Blender or mill
  • Sieves
  • Bottles
  • sweet potatoes(optional)


How to prepare it


  • Take 4 cups of the grain you decide to use for the Kunu and  soak in waret overnight
  • wash to remove stones and sand       millet-2
  • Grind the grains and all the spices (including sweet potatoes), into a very smooth puree
  • Sieve the resultant puree and throw away the shaft left. You may add some water to make sieving easier.
  • You should now leave this smooth puree for some hours to settle. After this, throw away the water over the settled puree or slurry.
  • Divide the mixture into two parts (Part one should be two thirds of the mixture, and the other part, one third of it).
  • To the first part, add a small quantity of water, then add boiling water in a ratio of 4 cups of water to 1 part of the slurry. The hot water will make the slurry become a little like pap
  • Mix the second part with cold water in a ratio of 3 cups of water to 1 part of slurry and add this to the first part above.
  • You should now mix these two parts together with your sugar (to taste) to get your sweetened Kunun zaki.


Kunun zaki is usually enjoyed cold, therefore, you may want to divide into bottles, cover with crown corks and store inside the refrigerator.    Kunun Zaki can be served witn nuts or food and adding ice cubes makes it even more fun








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