Kunun Gyada : Groundnut Milk And Rice Drink

Served kunun gyada

Welcome to another recipe of Dee’s Mealz.

Today, i will be telling you how to prepare Kunun Gyada.

Kunun Gyada is a drink that is mostly made and taken in the Northern part of Nigeria.

It is prepared using raw groundnut (peanuts) and local rice used for Tuwon Shinkafa. It is prepared using the milk from the grounded groundnut.

Kunun Gyada can be served with Akara, fried Potatoes, fried Yam etc. it is very easy to make and tastes really good too.

So, let’s begin cooking


  • 5 cups of groundnut (peanuts)
  • 2 1/2  cups of local rice
  • 1 handful of tamarind
  • 2 tbls of raw pap/ogi
  • Sugar

Below is a video to watch on the step by step preparation…


The first thing to do is to soak the tamarind overnight.

Soak the groundnut for 4 hours.

After 4 hours, wash the groundnut, add water and grind into paste form. You can use a blender if you have one.

Pick the dirt off the rice, add water and mix well. Allow to soak for 20 minutes before washing.

Spread the sieve in a suitable pot.

Turn the paste in the sieve, rinse the bowl in water and turn in the paste.

Groundnut paste in seive
Groundnut paste in seive

Mix with your hand while you add water. Then sieve.

Put the sieve in a new bowl, add more water and mix. Then sieve.

Fold the sieve and squeeze the rest of the groundnut milk out.

Squeezing the groundnut milk from the chaff
Squeezing the groundnut milk from the chaff

Turn the groundnut milk from the bowl into the pot, cover and set on heat.

Groundnut milk
Groundnut milk

Add the washed rice in the groundnut milk on heat. Mix well with a spatula.

Cover the pot and allow.

At the point of boiling, slightly open the pot to avoid pouring when boiling (cause it foams up).

When the rice is all cooked, sieve the tamarind and turn the water in the drink on heat and mix well.

Add a little water to the raw pap, mix and turn in the drink on heat. Mix well and allow for 4 minutes.

Cooked kunun gyada
Cooked kunun gyada

Off the heat after 4 minutes, add sugar if necessary and allow to cool down a bit before serving.

Akara Served with Kunun Gyada
Akara Served with Kunun Gyada

Do enjoy and don’t forget to share with family and friends.

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