Gari can be eaten with very little preparations as it is sold already cooked. It is a grainy fibrous carbohydrate that is made from dry frying grated cassava(tapioca) in an aluminium pan till it is fully cooked and it starts yellowing. It is eaten across West Africa and ingenious communities in the Amazon.
Gari is very filling and as a dry fibre it softens and expands with water. This is why it is popular with secondary school boarding students.
Soakings is the easiest of gari recipes to make, all other recipes are eaten coupled with a stew or soup. The water in this recipe can be replaced with other fluids such as milk hence it is called soakings.
If you are unsure of where to get gari to try this recipe, you can find it on Amazon.
GARI SOAKINGS WITH MILK AND SUGAR
Recipe Type: carbs
You can use fresh milk in place of water to soak your gari and you may also add a handful of nuts or dried fruits to your soakings.
- 50g gari
- 1tsp sugar
- 30g milk (evaporated, powdered or fresh milk types)
- 100g water
- combine all your ingredients together in a bowl
- add more sweetener if you prefer it sweeter
- add more milk if you prefer it richer