In the Spirit of the Sallah Celebration, I’ve decided to share my recipe for a northern drink called “Fura de nono” Translated as “millet and milk gruel”.
Fura de Nono or Millet cereal is a type of beverage popular to and consumed by northern Nigerians – the fulani specifically. The fulani ladies are usually seen in their native attires and a calabash where they store the millet cereal for sale.
Fura balls are made from millet flour which has been spiced with ginger, cloves and sometimes, pepper. It is a very healthy and satisfying dish. It is also one dish you can personalize by your choice of diary (I didn’t use the “Nono” in this post, I used yoghurt instead).
Fura (millet) contains vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, antioxidants etc.
These help in;
• Lowering the cholesterol in the body,
• Reducing the effects of migraine and heart attack,
• Reducing the risk of having type 2 Diabetes.
• Protection against breast cancer and childhood asthma.
Yoghurt, bananas, dates and coconuts are all very healthy for general function of the body.
I made fura de nono last week Sunday and I made it to my taste (All natural, enough fruits and zero sugar).
• Three balls of Fura
• Three pieces of banana (you can use more but not more than 5)
• A sachet of any yoghurt (I’m staying away from sugar so I used an unsweetened yoghurt)
• Four pieces of dates.
• A small pieces of coconut.
Slice the bananas into small pieces.
Open the dates and put the seeds away.
Cut the coconut into small chunks.
Put in a blender and pour the yogurt with little water.
Blend everything together for about 2 minutes.
It will come out thick or watery, depending on the amount of water added.
The bananas gave mine a different color.
This is mine. I sprinkled grated coconuts.
Find a “fura spot” Close to you and try this home recipe.
Nigeria’s Vice President on his visit to Kaduna State.
Happy Sallah to all my Muslim readers.
Nice post dear, thank you for the eye opening, I have always love fura but never know it’s this rich, keep it up
Thank you so much ma ❤