Kunu Aya is a traditional creamy milk-like beverage with a spicy nutty taste from Northern Nigeria.It is addictive, nutritious,and definitely delightful! In Spain, tiger-nut drink is known as “Horchata De Chufa”. Tiger-nut is known as “Aya” in Hausa language; “Aki Hausa” (which means Hausa groundnut) in Igbo and “Ofio”in Yoruba languages respectively.
There are two types usually sold in the market and these are the dry tiger-nuts and the fresh tiger-nuts. To make Kunun Aya, you can use either the fresh tiger-nuts or dry tiger- nuts, or a combination of the two. When using the dry tiger-nuts, you have to pre-soak them because they need to regain moisture.
Guess what? Tiger-nuts are rich in minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. They’re also rich in vitamins E and C.
- 2oo grams tiger-nuts.
- 1 tbs grated ginger
- 10 dates
- 1 Coconut. You need the milk.
- 500- 700 ml cool water.