I was gisting with my mum and she made a remark about Tigernuts’ starch content (one Tigernut is said to have 5 times more starch than a small potato). Then I wondered what would happen to that starch when boiled. So i opened a bottle of Tigernut Milk poured it in a pot on medium heat and kept stirring it and I was amazed to see it start to thicken and set. My mum finished the whole lot I made.
Learn how to make Tigernut Milk here .
1 Cup Tigernuts (local name Ofio or Aya, Aki awusa)
1/2 cups Dates (local Hausa name is Dabino)
1/4 of a small coconut
1 tsp of grated ginger.
Soak Tigernuts for 24 – 48 hrs , pit dates, chop coconut to small bits.
Blend all these together with ginger to a smooth paste, sieve with a muslin cloth, collect the milk in a pot and boil on medium heat till it thickens.
Serve with Akara, moinmoin or any of your favourite accompaniments to Ogi.