African Food

How to prepare a simple dish of fonio porridge

Fonio porridge is a traditional West African pudding made from fonio cereals, nutritious and gluten-free.
Fonio has exceptional nutritional qualities. It is a cereal that does not contain gluten, has a low glycemic index, contains a lot of fiber, and is very digestible.


  • 1 cup of dry fonio
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

For decoration

  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid honey


  1. Wash the fonio by placing it in a large bowl and covering it with water.
  2. Stir with your fingers, then drain it.
  3. Repeat this process until the water is clear. Drain well.
  4. Place the fonio in a large saucepan with 4 cups (1 liter) of water and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, constantly stirring until the fonio absorbs all the liquid.
  6. Add the milk and continue to simmer, occasionally stirring, for another 20 to 25 minutes, until you get a thick and creamy porridge.
  7. Remove from heat, add sugar, and stir well.
  8. Garnish with raisins, peanuts and a drizzle of honey, then serve immediately.
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