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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.

7 thoughts on “Tigernut Ogi ( Pap )”

  1. 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”

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