Showing posts with label My kitchen diary recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My kitchen diary recipes. Show all posts

Nigerian Tomato Egusi/Melon Stew, Soup

Nigerian egusi Stew, Soup With tomatoes
This is for the mailer that asked if you can add tomato to egusi stew. I like the taste of tomato in egusi soup or stew. I remember Lizzy posted Efo elegusi on the blog, she added tomatoes to her egusi soup.  Chubby Ella's multi purpose egusi soup also has tomatoes in it

There are many methods of cooking this tomato in egusi stew and here is how I make mine.

UPDATED TOMATOES EGUSI SOUP RECIPE:
If you have ever eaten boiled rice, yam or plantain with egusi stew, then you'll feel me here. I add a little tomato paste to my egusi stew but forgot to add here, lolz. Adding some tomato makes it really go well with rice and gives the melon stew very bright colour. Even when tomatoes is added, it can still be served with pounded yam made in a food processor or maually or even serevd with any other swallow like eba, semo, amala, elubo, starch etc.

This pics were taken when I was still pregnant and sorry I didn't have the patience to really take all the step by step pics, I kind of rushed them but you can still follow with any of the many egusi soup recipe on the blog. 

When the lumpy egusi draw soup was posted, I made the melon lumps by pounding with a little warm water. This method is very fast, you only have to mix the ground melon and fry in hot oil stirring until it's well fried and the lumps are formed before emptying into the boiling pot of stock.

How to make egusi lumps:
  • By pounding the ground egusi with some warm water, salt, chopped onion and fresh red pepper. Once the mortar becomes oily with the pounded stuff moulding into and sliding round in the oily mortar, then its ready to go into the pot of soup. Cut tiny lumps and drop in your boiling pot of soup, cover and allow to boiul for at least 5 minutes before stirring the pot.
  • Mix ground melon with water, some salt and pour into a pot of hot oil and fry till lumps are formed. Empty the fried lumpy melon into the pot of soup and continue cooking.
  • Mix ground egusi with a little water, continue to mash and mould or pound until it forms like a dough, with your fingers, mould little lumps and keep in the freezer for a few minutes until they get cold and kind of non sticky. When lumps begin to feel different from when you just put them in the freezer, bring

Pictorials, Nigerian Moi Moi Wrapped In Broad Leaves

cooked moi moi in broad leaves
Dear Diary,
this cooked moi moi was supposed to wait in the archives a little longer, but, I promised Amaka

Pictures, Shawarma At Home, In A Sandwich Toaster


Shawarma treat

Shawarma has come to stay in Nigeria. It is so loved by

Tortilla Wraps And Chicken By Judith O

Vegetable Wraps For Shawarma Lovers

 Tortilla Wraps
I got up to make breakfast today and then thought, "why not just take pictures of this and send to WC?".
And that was how this post was made.
This is my first food post, I hope the ladies in the house try it out.
Enjoy!

Tortilla wraps and chicken and vegetable filling for sharwama lovers.

Ingredients

Nigerian White Soup, cooked without meat, served with Food processor pounded yam

Fisherman white soup with a side of pounded yam
Fisherman white soup is cooked with different types of fish (I think). Meat is
not added. It is very delicious and healthy too. This soup cooked in 27 minutes from when I turned on the cooker.
 Making smooth and fluffy pounded yam with my food processor in seconds. Can't remember when last I made ponded yam with mortar and pestle when my food processor can do it even better sef. Follow these links For step by step pics on

Home-Made Akara Balls Without Eggs, Onions, Crayfish

 akara and akamu served with honey

I published a post on making healthy akara balls at home. In
an older post,
 explained how to make akara balls. From skinning the beans,
to milling or blending with ingredients like crayfish etc, to frying in hot oil and serving HOT.
In case you missed that post, find it HERE.


 Manually skinning beans for akara balls, this can also be done using the pulse button on your blender.
On another akara making post, the ingredients included crayfish and eggs.
It was

Afang Or Okazi Vegetable Soup With Ease.

How to cook  Afang soup 
This is a meal I can comfortably eat every day, provided it is served just once a day. This vegetable soup takes time to cook if you do not know the trick of getting everything ready and set, before turning on the cooker.

INGREDIENTS:
  1. Vegetable Afang). Ugu can be used instead for those who do not like afang.
  2. Stock fish 
  3. Waterleaf OR Spinach
  4. Kpomo (cow skin)
  5. Beef
  6. Smoked Fish
  7. Stock Fish
  8. Snails (optional )
  9. Mushrooms (optional)
  10. Periwinkles mfi)
  11. Crayfish
  12. Seasoning Cubes
  13. Salt
  14. Onion
  15. Pepper
  16. Palm Oil
  17. Water
STEPS:
  • Put the washed beef in a pot with just a drop of water.
  • Add chopped onion, some

Nigerian Plantain Porridge Recipe



A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge can be cooked with or without vegetables. This is cooked with ugu vegetables but sometimes I cook porridge with uziza or mint leaves. Unripe plantain porridge is very healthy. Those avoiding sugars can eat without

At Last, My puff puff is excellent!!!

Best Nigerian Puff Puff Ever
After my two failed attempts at puff puff making, your guys' comments made my realize that the absence of yeast is what gave my flat puff puff. This time around I had my yeast ready and Oh My.  Yesterday my puff puff turned out excellent. I couldn't believe Eya made this puff. I remember asking a puff puff seller for tips and she said I should pay or no tips.

I don't know how on earth I

Wives connection Easy Pounded Yam With A Food Processor

Smooth, soft, hot, elastic pounded  yam in the dough bowl. Waiting to be scooped out
 With all the blog posts on making pounded yam in a food processor, I never bothered trying because there was always someone around to help with the pounding. Well, yesterday I craved hot pounded yam with hot draw soup at a time there was no adult around and I had to quickly search the blog for the pounded yam in a food processor post by Onome.

It was

Asaro (Yam Porridge) By Chidinma

Nutritious Yam Porridge
 Hello, Aunt Eya, this is the recipe.

Thank you, for having me over again. I'd like to introduce you to:

Asaro, My Way

With all the ways yam can be cooked (fried, baked, mashed, pounded), I find that, more often than not, I turn to yam porridge.

Yam porridge (Asaro), when cooked right, is a delight to behold, and to taste. It always has a spicy creaminess (I'm sure that's not a word), and the yams just melt in your mouth. The stock from

How To Roast Whole Chicken By Lizzy Obaze

My roast chicken being cut
very low fat and NO carbohydrate change of lifestyle.

Seasoning: curry powder, knorr cube, salt, garlic, dry herbs and jerk chicken seasoning.
I mixed the seasoning in a bowl with a few spoonfuls of water to dissolve then set aside.

I chopped up 1 onion into rings and 2 peppers then set aside.

I washed my whole chicken, poked it all over with a knife then seasoned it. I stuff the chicken with the chopped onion and pepper then  I placed the chicken in a covered dish then left in fridge overnight to ensure it is properly marinated.

The following

Chicken And Mushroom Pasta By Chidinma

Chicken and mushroom pasta served with coleslaw
 Thank you, Aunt Eya for letting me share this on your blog.

My name is Chidinma, and I blog at http://thefruitfulkitchen.wordpress.com My blog is all about healthier recipes for the whole family.

Today, I'd like to share with you my recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Pasta.
I'm all about easy AND tasty recipes, and this is at the top of the list. I love pasta in any shape, form or size (size ke? No, not really-figure 8 tinz). 

I'm a pepper freak (I love atarodo/habanero!), but I've come to realise, after making a variety of

Nutritious Egg Moi Moi By Flo

I Prepared Omalicha's Egg Moi Moi


Yummy egg moi moi
If you are like me and you do not like hardboiled eggs (I only eat the egg whites lol) and you do not like fried egg (it gives me heart burn), then you will love Egg Moi Moi – I love this name!
Egg Moi Moi is a cross between boiled egg and fried egg. It is cooked but you get the chance to beat the egg to combine the egg yolk and

Fish Fillet Vegetable Sauce With Pasta

 Fish fillet vegetable sauce served with pasta
This fish vegetable sauce is best cooked with fish fillet. I didn't have at home so tried to cut my croaker, a few bones escaped into the pot but couldn't create any drama because we all over enjoyed this meal.
I regret taking pics with this Lumia cos posting them has given me enough headache already. Couldn't upload to a laptop and now blogging with the phone to see if they upload but not sure they'll show on the blog. Let me just keep trying different tricks cos this tasted too good not to be posted.

Yay! the pics have finally uploaded after these long hours. Try this

How To Combine Spices For Different Meats and Meals

Hello Aunty Eya, Season's greetings to you and all WC family. Wives connection has been a blessing to my family and I can't forget the day I stumbled on the blog while searching Google, looking for how to make akara balls at home.
Thank you all for the recipes you share with cooking learners like me. Hubby enjoys my meals a lot now without even knowing WC is my little secret :-)

I still have a little challenge though. Combining spices is my biggest challenge in the kitchen. When I boil meat, fish or chicken, what I use is

Mushroom Ogbono Soup With Pounded Yam

Mushroom draw soup with dry catfish and cow skin
 Well, yes I know, I know ... we don't like swallow with soup on Sundays. This is the Sunday before Christmas so we can just

Chicken Burgers By My Girls

Making chicken burgers with healthy veggies. The lettuce is washed with salted water
 When all your kids want to eat every time you take them out in NAIJA are burgers, it's not funny o. It becomes interesting when they start making or cooking what they want themselves. It saves money no be small. The first time they made their burgers, they enjoyed them so much that I decided to take pics of their next attempt and share with us. Each girl made her own a little bit different from the rest so the pics are many o.

Now, the case is

Tigernut Drink (kunun Aya) By Sadiya

Tigernuts (aya)
Good day Aunty Eya. Trust God you are doing well. Want to appreciate you for the good work you've been doing, I've really learnt a lot from your blog. God bless you real good.


I'm benefiting so much from all the post, especially the recipes. Today I decided to share a little.

Tigernut drink is highly nutritious and all natural ingredients no need to add sugar because it is
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