Umu is made from sorghum of any type but most times we use the gray one abi it’s white … you will sha see picture .
As the weather sheds off it’s chills to show us it’s heat. A bottle or cup of chill kunu/umu goes a long way and it’s a healthier option to carbonated drinks .
You will need:
✨Spices (ginger, cloves , black pepper and some dried red chilli)
✨Sweet potatoes (optional )
First you soak your sorghum for about 5hours.
Wash and remove stones . You will know it’s soaked when it becomes soft .
Prepare spices . If you are using dried ginger pound it so it’s flavor steep into your kunu . Dice your sweet potato into small pieces too .
Then it’s ready for the mill or blender . Whichever works for you .
This is the tricky part . ⬇️
Do not blend to a liquid state . Blend with less water so it’s in a paste form. Divide your paste into two .
In a portion , add in boiled water until it’s almost thick like pap/custard then gently add in the second portion and stir .
It should give you a smooth taste and not raw.
Add in water , until you get the consistency you want.
Certain people enjoy it this way (they are cultist!) but if you are normal , grab a Muslin cloth and filter your kunu
Add in sugar to taste and chill .
Throw chaff away.
But I keep mine and prepare a meal for my chick lulu. Adding peanut cake and soy beans powder it’s highly nutritious for birds .