Burkina (Brukina as it’s funky called)  is a combination of steamed ground millet and fermented milk or yogurt (Noono).

It is a very popular drink in Ghana, taken as a snack or a whole meal, depending on the mood.

Rich in all the goodness of milk and millet, it is not difficult to prepare.


  • 2 Cups of Millet
  • 2 Cups of Unsweetened Yogurt
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • ¾ Cups of Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Water


  1. Soak millet overnight, drain, rinse and grind into a flour.
  2. Bring 1 litre of water to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Then add the ground millet and stir continuously for 20 minutes until lumpy and sticky.
  4. Take off heat and set aside to cool off completely.
  5. In a bowl, mix unsweetened yogurt with milk sugar and set aside.
  6. Flake the cooled millet with a fork to loosen the lumps and scoop into the serving glasses till a third full.
  7. Pour the yogurt mixture on the millet, and it is ready to serve.

Method 2

  1. After you get your millet flour, you can add a bit of ginger powder if you like to taste and a pinch of salt (very small or you spoil your drink) for to the flour.  
  2. Now get a cup of water and sprinkle on the flour using your hand and tip of fingers to massage to get the flour into tiny balls. ( it takes time so relax and have fun.) Add the water in bits so you don’t spoil your flour turning it into dough. 
  3. Now get water onto fire and whiles its boiling, get your millet tiny balls into a sieve and but on your hot water using the steam to cook the millet. Cover your sieve and trap all heat and vapor to cook your millet till soft. 
  4. Take it off the boiled water once its soft and allow to cool. 
  5. Now mix your yogurt and milk, sugar a bit of vanilla to your thickness likening and add your millet. 

There you go!!!!!!!



Akua Sefakor

C.E.O of Nelvics Business Dialogues. Her mission is to help more people to become entrepreneurs and also help those who are already into business with marketing and business tips.
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