Hello guys, welcome back to Dee’s Mealz. Today, I wi telling you how to make kunun tsamiya from start to finish.
Kunun Tsamiya is another form of pap known to be mostly made in the northern part of Nigeria. It is made using Gero also known as “Pearl Millet”, dried ginger to be specific, cloves, a little dried pepper and tamarind which is called “Tsamiya” in Hausa.
Tamarind is the main ingredient in making kunun tsamiya. Without it, it can no longer be called kunun tsamiya.
You can soak the tamarind overnight to be able to get it perfectly soaked and sieve it then set on heat in a pot to boil when you are ready to make the pap or you can boil it a bit the same day you wish to prepare it,allow to cool down a bit then sieve the tamarind out by squeezing it very well. Then you put the water back on heat to boil and use it for the Kunun Tsamiya.
It is a breakfast recipe you can take with Akara, Fried yam or sweet potatoes. You can also add milk to it if you want.
While some like the Kunun Tsamiya to be thick when prepared, others want thiers to be a bit watery. Personally, I like mine thick.
First of all we will be needing the kunun tsamiya flour. So, I will be telling you how to make kunun tsamiya flour. Don’t worry, the process is very easy.
You can watch the detailed video below.
So, let’s begin
Kunun Tsamiya Flour Preparation
- 1 tier (16cups) of Gero (Pearl Millet)
- 1 tablespoon of Cloves
- A handful of dried ginger
- Few pieces of dried pepper
Breeze the Millet to reduce the dirt.
Then turn in a rubber, add water and wash very well.
Wash as many times as possible till it’s all clean.
Now pack the millet into a basket and allow the water to drain a bit.
Note: it tends to have stones that settles below when washing. So be careful when packing the millet to avoid packing the stones too.
Then spread it to dry on a mat, bag or swept floor.
When it’s all dried up, turn into a bowl.
Pound the ginger and add to the millet also add the cloves, dried pepper to it and mix.
Take for grinding into flour form.
Sieve and store in a well-covered plastic.
And we are done with the first part.
Now, we begin cooking….
Quantity of flour to use for the pap depends on how many people you are preparing the kunun tsamiya for.
- Kunun Tsamiya Flour
- Sugar (to desired quantity)
- 12 pieces of Tamarind (tsamiya)
Soak the tamarind in 1000ml of water overnight or boil it before the time to prepare your kunun tsamiya.
Sieve the tamarind and turn the water in a pot, set on heat and allow to boil.
Note: Make sure to squeeze the tamarind well.
Now while while you wait for the water to boil, fetch the Kunun Tsamiya Flour into a bowl, add a little water and mix to form a not too thick paste.
Now turn the boiling water into the bowl till thick and cooked.
Mix well with a spoon to avoid having raw paste underneath the bowl.
Add the sugar to taste and serve while hot or allow to cool down.
Enjoy and expect more…