Traditional Drinks

How to prepare Asaana

How to prepare Asaana

Caramelized corn drink, commonly referred to as “Asaana” or “aliha” or “Alewonyo” is a very nutritious and sweet Ghanaian drink. It is a non-alcoholic drink made from fermented corn and caramelized sugar.

 It has recently become a staple at most Ghanaian events such as weddings, naming ceremonies, birthday parties. Asaana is mostly sold in Ghanaian Market at a very affordable price.

This drink is suitable for both adult and children. Let’s learn how to prepare asaana

 

 

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR HOW TO PREPARE ASAANA

1 cup corn

4 cups Sugar

1 tin milk optional

Water

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE ASAANA

Fermentation Process

To get corn fermented, crush it using food processor into pieces (Do not over crush)

Pour water over crushed corn and soak for about 3-4 days.

When fermentation is done, drain corn then pour fermented corn into a large saucepan, add a moderate amount of water and boil for about 30-40 minutes.(When the form on top disappears, corn is ready to be used for drink)

Then strain the water from the boiled corn. Set aside

 

Caramelized Sugar

Pour the sugar in a saucepan then place on a medium heat.

Stir continuously until it turns dark brown and make sugar syrup

Add the strained water to sugar syrup and stir until mixture is well combine

If a chaff develops, strain the chaff with a clean cloth.

Pour your corn drink into glass and serve with ice cubes or milk or you can store in fridge to be used later

 

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BENEFITS OF DRINK ASAANA

  1. It lowers blood pressure and neural-tube defects at birth.
  2. It guards against constipation, hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer.
  3. Its antioxidant agents aids in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. It prevents anemia in both adult and child
  5. It lowers LDL cholesterol levels.

 

RECIPE VIDEO

 

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How to prepare Asaana

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 100 calories 1 gram fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 tin milk optional
  • Water

Instructions

  • Fermentation Process
  • To get corn fermented, crush it using food processor into pieces (Do not over crush)
  • Pour water over crushed corn and soak for about 3-4 days.
  • When fermentation is done, drain corn then pour fermented corn into a large saucepan, add a moderate amount of water and boil for about 30-40 minutes.(When the form on top disappears, corn is ready to be used for drink)
  • Then strain the water from the boiled corn. Set aside
  • Caramelized Sugar
  • Pour the sugar in a saucepan then place on a medium heat.
  • Stir continuously until it turns dark brown and make sugar syrup
  • Add the strained water to sugar syrup and stir until mixture is well combine
  • If a chaff develops, strain the chaff with a clean cloth.
  • Pour your corn drink into glass and serve with ice cubes or milk or you can store in fridge to be used later

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