The Northy Letter Week 48 December 2021

The Northy Letter Week 48 December 2021

It’s December, It’s Christmas, and it’s all celebration. Did I mention that winter is coming? Yeah, Jon Snow has been in touch lately so get your coats and socks because it is the season. Here is what I have for this week’s newsletter.


For Monday, I dove into You! You have not been taking care of yourself, but I will give you 14 Smart Ways to Invest in Yourself because I see you, and I care. You may not know this but everything I do is for you because I love you.

I see that I have your attention now, are you flirting with me? You obviously are because how couldn’t you when I am armed with the 5 Stunning Ways to Make a Good First Impression. I can’t just walk up to you dressed up anyhow. I have to prepare for you and this is what people don’t understand – that for you to catch a person’s attention, you have to do it well. And you are not making it easy for me.

I started a small business a month ago but I can’t for the life of me understand how I am always broke. I know that I have sold so many of my products but I can’t account for the money so I started looking for ways to solve this problem. Luckily for you and me, Umar Farouk Kabir gave us How Manage Cashflow For Your Business to Succeed.


Brought to you on Tuesday are 10 Interesting Facts about First Borns You Should Know. I don’t know about you but most of the comments I have heard that are being made about first children are not flattering at all. I don’t know why people fail to acknowledge the several great attributes they have. They are after all like our second parents. I know mine is.


Isn’t it nuts that nuts are part of the 8 Foods That Will Help Boost Your Memory? Pun fiercely intended. I used to remember everything I was told or taught but now I struggle to remember the smallest things. I won’t be deterred by this and neither should you, so read this with me.

Did you know that having a negative Rh Factor could endanger your baby? I did not know either. This is What You Need to Know about Rh-Factor and how to keep your little angel alive while it’s still in your tummy.


It’s not death that bothers me, it’s living a painful life. And what’s more painful than people pointing fingers at you and acting like you carry a contagious disease? Read the story of Malama Sa’adatu and find out how HIV AIDS Didn’t Kill Her, The Stigma Did. It’s sad that despite all the awareness about this disease, people choose to stigmatize.

On our wedding agenda this week is How Kamu Tradition is Done in Hausa Land. I may not agree with some traditions but I can’t do away with fun – significant ones like this. Come and watch the Hausa culture flourish.


As much as the Hausa culture is interesting, the Yoruba people like gbedu more than we do, and where best to experience it if not Kwara State? These are the 12 Interesting Places to Visit Kwara State to get the best experience.


One of my favorite sayings in Yoruba language is “ati lo ati de” which means “we have gone, we have come” it signifies a lack of progress in an activity. Don’t you just get tired of being served breakfast in relationships? If You See These 10 Signs in Your Relationship, You Are Dating Yourself. Spot the red flags and flee while you can.


As usual, I’ll sign with my favorite thing – food. Learn How to Make Gullisuwa (Milk Balls) and How to Prepare Miyan Kubewa (Okro Soup). I’m guessing Okro soup learnt of my little rant against it last week.

Thanks for reading. I can’t wait to write to you next week. It has become the highlight of my week. Cheers!

How to Make Gullisuwa (Milk Balls)

How to Make Gullisuwa (Milk Balls)

Gullisuwa recipe known in English language as Milk Balls is a popular snack in Northern Nigeria that is made from milk. As the name implies, they are in the form of small balls. It is very sweet and easy to make. This article seeks to teach you how to make Gullisuwa – this good-looking appetizing northern cuisine.

Equipment for Making Gullisuwa


Wooden spatula

Frying pan




To make this delicacy, you will need the following ingredients:

3 cups of powdered milk

½ cup of sugar

½ teaspoon of vanilla flavor

A little water

Vegetable oil

Procedure for Preparing Gullisuwa

STEP 1: Put the milk in a clean bowl and add sugar.

STEP 2: Mix properly with a wooden spoon. Add vanilla flavour and mix it again.

STEP 3: Add a little and continue mixing until it is properly mixed and forms a dough.

STEP 4: Rub oil on your palms and put the dough and roll it into small balls. Then;

STEP 5: Over medium heat, put a frying pan containing vegetable oil and put the balls into it. Fry until they turn brown.

STEP 6: Use a spoon to get the fried balls into a sieve container and allow them to cool.

STEP 7: Ta-da! Your Gullisuwa is ready.

How to Serve Gullisuwa

Gullisuwa as a northern Nigerian snack is served on plates. It is usually consumed just alone as it does not need other recipes or food to take it with.

Occasions to Serve Gullisuwa

This delicious recipe is sometimes a part of the snacks that are packaged as takeaways and given as souvenirs to people for honoring one’s occasion or ceremony. This is not common though.

How to Store Gullisuwa

If stored in a cool and dry place, it can last for up to two weeks. However, the moments you begin to feel a sour taste in it when you consume it, know that it is spoilt. It’s best to discard it.

Nutritional Value of Gullisuwa

Because of the milk that is contained in Gullisuwa, it provides many of the nutritional elements necessary for the growth and maintenance of the human body in adequate amounts.

Furthermore, the human body needs milk and its properties throughout its life as it is useful for all ages.


The above write-up has shown you how to make Gullisuwa and other important things associated with it. Personally, this recipe is one of my favorite local northern Nigerian snacks. This is because I love milk beyond your imagination. Don’t mind me. Anyways, if you haven’t taken this snack before, you are seriously missing out on its sumptuousness.

If you find this article helpful, please leave a comment in the comments section below. Thank you.

You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more local Northern Nigerian delicacies.