Fonio Porridge (Acha Pudding)

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You can call our breakfast recipe for today Fonio Porridge or Acha Pudding.

Fonio or Acha is a cereal that has a similar look to couscous and is also prepared using a similar method as an oat meal.

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This pudding or porridge is most popular in the Northern part of Nigeria. At the mention of the name Acha in this part of Nigeria, you will hear a lot about it.

Aside it being gluten-free, it also has a high level of iron, protein, and fiber. The best part is that this cereal can be prepared in less than 20 minutes making it a quick meal.

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To prepare this pudding, you just need the Acha or Fonio itself, then sugar and milk to the desired quantity.

So, let’s begin cooking.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups of Acha grain (Fonio)
  • Sugar (to desired quantity)
  • Milk – powdered|liquid (to desired quantity)

Fonio Porridge or Acha Pudding Preparation

What you need to do first is to wash the Acha to remove all the dirt from it.

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Then next is to wash in between bowls to be able to wash out settled stones beneath the bowl.

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Note: You need to wash it well to avoid biting stones when eating.

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After washing well, pack into a pot already on heat.

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Then add enough water to it as it swells a lot.

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Now stir it and cover to cook for at least 8 minutes.

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When the time is up, open the pot and stir then taste to see if it’s cooked enough.

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If not, add more water and stir then cover the pot and allow to cook a bit more.

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Then finally you can stir it and off the heat when it’s cooked.

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Now fetch the pudding in a bowl.

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Then add some sugar and milk to your desired quantity.

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And mix it together.

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And that’s it. Enjoy your pudding.

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