Tiger Nuts Milk | Ofio Milk | Kunun Aya ”Horchata de Chufas”

Tiger Nuts Milk| Ofio Milk | Kunun Aya ''Horchata de Chufas''

Kunun Aya ,also known as Ofio Milk, is a nutritious and refreshing drink, made with Tiger nuts. 

Tiger nuts are actually small tubers which are abundant in Northern Nigeria and known as ”ofio”, ” aki hausa” or ”Erunsha”.

It has lots of health benefits and the milk can be used as a substitute for the regular cow’s milk.

Kunun Aya (Tiger nuts Milk) is native to the Hausas’ in Nigeria and quite easy to prepare.

**Please Click here to see some of the health benefits of Tiger nuts (ofio nuts)**You’ll need:
–  200gram Tiger nuts (Ofio/ aki hausa)

–  600 to 700ml cool water
–  1 teaspoon grated Ginger (optional)- Honey or sugar  (to taste)(optional)

Hint: Coconut and Dates (dabino/dabinu) is also added to Kunun Aya


 
Preparation:– If you are using dried tiger nuts, wash and soak in water for 24 hours until the nuts are well hydrated (change the water from time to time, so that it doesn’t ferment).
If you’re using fresh tiger nuts,skip the soaking process.- Pour out the water, rinse the nuts and place in a blender.-Add the ginger and the cool water and blend thoroughly.
 (the ginger is optional, but I add it for extra benefits)- Pour through a sieve with a tight mesh and let the milk strain out.

Tiger Nuts Milk| Ofio Milk | Kunun Aya ''Horchata de Chufas''

Chill in the refrigerator, sweeten with honey or sugar and enjoy.Tip: when left for some hours the milk will separate from the fat. But that’s not a problem. Simply mix together and enjoy.

**In Spain, Tiger nut Milk is known as Horchata de chufas**

Tiger Nuts Milk | Ofio Milk | Kunun Aya ''Horchata de Chufas''

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35 Comments

  1. baby pretty
    August 16, 2018 / 2:54 am

    thank you ma

  2. Unknown
    January 25, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Nky Lily Lete, saving lives from 1900. Thank you soooo much for doing this, know it or not, you are adding immense value to mankind. well done sis!

  3. Judy
    May 15, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Do I also have to soak the dates before I add to blend?

  4. Abimbola Adedokun
    February 13, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    please can we have the recipe of how to make a homemade pizza and how to prepare it?

  5. Anonymous
    December 3, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Hi Nky, I follow almost all your recipe and practice them. I happen to have problem with choice of food, now I'm more informed and equiped.Thank you so much, God bless you. OFA.

  6. Rukky
    September 17, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Hi Nky,I've been following your recipes and I love it soo much, ure a genious mwah! With respect to this kunun aya I use the dry nut because the fresh nut has so many bad ones which are sour nd can change the taste of the milk, but wen you use the dry one as soon as you put it in water all the bad ones float to d top, let me share my recipe for those who are diabetic nd dnt take sugar. I use just tiger nuts(aya) & dry dates(dabino) . Soak both tiger nuts and dates(remove the seed of d dates, wash and soak with enough water to cover d dates in a seperate bowl) for 24 hours or overnight after which you'll pour out the water of d tiger nuts nd pound it slightly in a mortar to remove dirt nd sand that comes with d nuts, wash properly nd blend it together with d dates, squeez out the milk using a cheese cloth, pour the shaft into a bowl mix wit water and sieve again repeat process till the milk is completely out. Refrigirate & serve chilled or add ice rocks to it.NB- you can add other ingredients like ginger, cloves(kanamfari) nd coconut. No need for addintional sugar coz the date serves as the sweetener I hope my post is helpful.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 4, 2015 / 12:16 am

      Thanks Rukky , it was very informative 🙂

  7. Rukky
    September 17, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Hi Nky,I've been following your recipes and I love it soo much, ure a genious mwah! With respect to this kunun aya I use the dry nut because the fresh nut has so many bad ones which are sour nd can change the taste of the milk, but wen you use the dry one as soon as you put it in water all the bad ones float to d top, let me share my recipe for those who are diabetic nd dnt take sugar. I use just tiger nuts(aya) & dry dates(dabino) . Soak both tiger nuts and dates(remove the seed of d dates, wash and soak with enough water to cover d dates in a seperate bowl) for 24 hours or overnight after which you'll pour out the water of d tiger nuts nd pound it slightly in a mortar to remove dirt nd sand that comes with d nuts, wash properly nd blend it together with d dates, squeez out the milk using a cheese cloth, pour the shaft into a bowl mix wit water and sieve again repeat process till the milk is completely out. Refrigirate & serve chilled or add ice rocks to it.NB- you can add other ingredients like ginger, cloves(kanamfari) nd coconut. No need for addintional sugar coz the date serves as the sweetener I hope my post is helpful.

  8. Anonymous
    June 8, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Really ? Never knew Kunu is made from tiger nuts. Interesting…….. Just have to try it out . Am sure my daughter is going to like it.Thanks muahhhhh.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 12, 2015 / 5:11 pm

      Hi deari, this is kunun aya; the regular one is made from millet. I'll be posting the recipe soon.

  9. Ummu Ashraf
    October 29, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Hey dear..i want to use the fresh nut but my fear is wont it damage d blade of my blender?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 29, 2014 / 12:44 pm

      No dear, it won't destroy the blades, you can cut it into bits before grinding it.

  10. Anonymous
    October 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Hi Nky, I love the recipe on tiger nut preparation. I want to know if you have used the milk to cook rice just like coconut rice, where you use the milk from the coconut to cook rice. Can it work in the case of tiger nut milk?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 29, 2014 / 10:40 am

      Thanks dearie, I have never tried it, but you just gave me a new idea, I might give it a try, you never know, this might be the next coconut rice alternative.Do let me know if you try it out 🙂

    • Anonymous
      November 3, 2014 / 11:56 am

      Ok

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      I tried it with rice nd I couldn't eat it… Yuck

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 8, 2015 / 11:11 am

      Thanks for updating dearie, you just saved me from doing that experiment, so tiger nuts rice is a no no 🙂

  11. Anonymous
    September 2, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Love this

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 2:38 pm

      thanks 🙂

  12. Tosin Oke
    September 2, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    love this

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 2:38 pm

      thanks 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    August 28, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    Ohh so thats what these 'nuts' are called. I used to have them as a child

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 2:18 pm

      🙂

  14. nikos t
    August 18, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    any idea where in athens greece can i find these bulbs?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 22, 2014 / 8:56 am

      Hi nikos, good to see you here. I don't know where you can buy tiger nuts in Athens but it can be ordered online from http://tigernutsusa.com/tiger-nuts

  15. Temmiee
    August 12, 2014 / 3:48 am

    Thanks Nickky. This is a different recipe no one ever thought of. Thanks for sharing it. God bless u more and more aboundantly. I will surely try it and give u the feedback. THUMB UP!!!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 15, 2014 / 10:26 am

      Thanks hun, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  16. Catherine Nkeiruka
    August 10, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Will try it out soon.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 11, 2014 / 9:16 am

      You're welcome hun , expecting your feedback 🙂

  17. Anonymous
    August 9, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Nice one Nky..sure going to try it…but to much of ofio can lead to cough,hope you know…..that posh mom

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 11, 2014 / 9:15 am

      Exactly dearie, too much of everything is bad.It's just like when you eat too much coconut, you can also get itchy throat or cough. Taking the milk is a better way of taking advantage of the benefits of these nuts.

  18. Anonymous
    August 5, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Hi Nky, I never knew these nuts are that nutritious. I ll surely try making the milk. Thanks for the recipe and all the other food recipes. God bless. From your biggest fan, Yinka.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:22 pm

      Hi Yinka, good to hear from you hun, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  19. Agatha
    August 5, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    I'm sure going to try it out. I also love ginger and will add some too. Thanks for this.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      you're welcome dearie 🙂

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