Hey friends! Today i want to share with you my newest early morning cereal. Since it was introduced to me by my very good friend makuo (Hi siraj :D), i just can’t seem to get enough of it. It has a nutty flavor and tastes very much like ground oats. I am still making variations of this meal as sometimes i add groundnuts, raisins or cashew nuts to it alongside milk.
Acha a.k.a Fonio is a type of millet like grain which is similar to couscous and quinoa in both texture and appearance. It is grown in West Africa especially in the northern part of the country where it’s locally referred to as “Hungry Rice”and is usually prepared in form of salad, stew, porridge (just like tapioca a.k.a kpokpo garri) or even ground into flour for bread. Acha is highly rich in amino acids and iron which makes it very nutritious for everyone including pregnant women and children. It’s gluten-free and nutritious because it contains two amino acids, cystine and methionine, which makes it a favorite to be baked into bread for diabetics, those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. If you haven’t heard of acha, you should try including it in your diet. Here’s how it’s prepared.
How to make Acha “Fonio” pudding
• Prep Time: 10 minutes
• Cook Time: 25 minutes
• Total Time: 35 minutes
• Misc: Serve hot
ah!!!! food dey sha!!!!
when daddy asks THE question
Na true o food dey
Fonio next big thing in cereals.
Na wa oh some food dey wey I nvr even try cook bfr,am just liking dis blog
It sure is ma'am :).
I love acha so much, it's my best cereal. I will try it with groundnuts & cashew nuts
Do keep us posted.
Is it gud 4 weight loss
Well done, Dobby! My mum has been trying to describe this acha to me for some time now but I didn't know it. Just seeing it for the first time here. Please, where can I get it?
Yes it is. Acha is an energy food which offers a good amount of fibers and gives the feeling of a filled stomach. By doing this, it can help body reduce food cravings while providing necessary energy required. Thus it may aid in controlling weight.
You can get it in the local markets here in Nigeria. Those that sell grains such as beans and rice should have it.
Please where can one get the Acha and what other name does it go by……thanks
Another name for Acha is Fonio. You can get it in the local markets here in Nigeria. Those that sell grains such as beans and rice should have it.
Goodevening , i sell Acha..sorry i have to advertise on your blog without prior notice, i deliver at a token nationwide, you can contact me on 08084841568 .my name is Seun Nellie B.thank you. Tell a friend….#Achà. The next big cereal in naija..very healthy and sumptuous
Love love Acha. Regularly buy mine from shoppers Delite supermarket in vi and idowu Martins veg store
Great post . My family and I use Acha as swallow to eat egusi or vegetable soup. Instead of the regular pounded yam or Garri. You can buy them from supermarkets around vi (shoppers Delite or the fruit and vegetables store at idowu Martins)
acha nah best cereals i ever seen during my services year nysc in kaduna i will always wanted to take my breakfast with acha,milk and sugar..mmmh so lovely , someone will never understand this food until u see n get it prepared…i even bought some moudles n brought it down to my place @ west to introduces it to my mum and guess what??? ..mmmh bring me acha cereals when next u travel again to north… i miss service year i miss acha.