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Fura da Nono Recipe

Fura da Nono is a traditional Nigerian drink made from millet flour and fermented milk. It is a popular drink in the Northern part of Nigeria and is often enjoyed as a refreshing drink during the hot summer months. It is also a nutritious drink that is high in protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients. In this recipe, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make Fura da Nono from scratch.

Originating from the Hausa people in Northern Nigeria, Fura da Nono has been a staple drink for generations. The drink is traditionally made by grinding millet into a fine powder, mixing it with water and kneading it into small balls. The balls are then boiled and served with fermented milk. The milk is typically made from cow or goat milk that has been left to ferment for several hours.

Now, let's get started with the recipe!


  • 2 cups of millet flour

  • 2 cups of water

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup of honey (optional)

  • Fermented milk (Nono)


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Rolling pin

  • Large pot with a lid

  • Cheesecloth

  • Strainer

  • Blender


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the millet flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well.

  2. Gradually add the water to the millet mixture, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until a dough is formed.

  3. Knead the dough with your hands until it becomes smooth and pliable. Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball.

  4. Using a rolling pin, flatten each ball into a thin disk, about 1/4 inch thick.

  5. Place the flattened disks in a large pot of boiling water and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the balls float to the surface and are fully cooked. Remove the balls from the water and allow them to cool.

  6. In a blender, blend the fermented milk until it becomes smooth.

  7. Strain the blended milk through a cheesecloth into a large bowl.

  8. Add honey (if using) to the milk and stir well.

  9. To serve, crumble the cooked millet balls into a bowl and pour the fermented milk over the top. Stir to combine and enjoy!

Allergy Concerns: This recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free by using a non-dairy milk alternative for the fermented milk. If you have any other allergies, please be sure to check the ingredients carefully before making this recipe.

Calories Intake: Each serving of Fura da Nono contains approximately 200-250 calories.

Healthy Alternatives: To make this recipe even healthier, you can omit the honey or use a natural sweetener such as maple syrup or stevia. You can also use a low-fat milk alternative for the fermented milk.

Spicy Level: This recipe does not include any spicy ingredients, but you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder if you prefer a spicier drink.

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We hope you find this recipe and information helpful! Enjoy making and drinking your homemade Fura da Nono!

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