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How To Make Kunu Aya (Tiger Nuts Drink)

Whether you're Hausa, from the Northern parts of Nigeria or you're just a plain die hard fan of the taste of Nigerian Kunu drink, I believe this Kunu drink Recipe will teach you exactly how to make Kunu Aya much more easier than you think!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine nigerian
Servings 3 Bottles
Calories 110 kcal


  • Smart Blender
  • Bowls
  • Plastic Bottles


  • Tiger Nuts (Called Aya in Hausa)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Ginger (fresh or dried)
  • Germinated Rice
  • Water


  • Wash the Tiger nuts first and soak in water for about 2 hours
  • Wash the Sweet potatoes, rice and ginger, then peel the sweet potatoes and pound with the germinated rice along with the Ginger.
  • Grind the Tiger nuts separately
  • Put water in a pot and boil, then add small quantity of water in the Tiger nuts mixture and stir
  • Pour the boiled water in to the Tiger nuts mixture and stir. Add mixture of grinded sweet potatoes, germinated rice and ginger
  • Use a sieve to separate the chaff from the Kunu mixture
  • Add water to further lighten the mixture
  • Serve chilled


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