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.