Tigernut Ogi ( Pap )

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. 

Tigernut Ogi

Serve with Akara, moinmoin or any of your favourite accompaniments to Ogi.

This makes for a great breakfast accompaniment or as a warm dessert.

6 thoughts on “Tigernut Ogi ( Pap )

  1. Bola March 10, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    Yay, thanks a million! You just saved me from throwing away the powdered ayah i bought for almost $10. I made my own pap too with dates and dessicated coconut. Thanks for this new way of “thinking outside the box”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ounje March 11, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      I cant wait to use powdered Tigernut. I’m craving some tiger nut pap too


  2. omo2lola April 11, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Buying me some tigernuts asap, can’t wait to make it. Wondering what a sprinkling of sesame seeds all do to it


    • Elizabeth May 21, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      My own is a sprinkling of groundnuts, oh la la


  3. Amrich Tigernut milk July 20, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    Tigernut milk is great with cereals. Try it with cornflakes.
    Thank you for the pap info


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