Showing posts with label Nigerian Soups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigerian Soups. Show all posts
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

How To Cook Egusi Soup With Waterleaf

Egusi soup cooked with waterleaf.
 Nigerian Egusi soup can be cooked with vegetables like (ugu) (flutted pumpkin), amaranthus (Aleho, green), tomatoes, bitterleaf, Spinach,waterleaf and so on. Egusi soup tastes great wih all those green leafy vegetables but honestly, waterleaf has a way of softening the soup and making it so enjoyable. When I cook egusi with ugu leaves (Flutted pumpkin) a pinch of ground ogbono is added to soften soup a bit without making it drawy. With waterleaf in egusi soup, you don't need no softener, just enjoy.
For those who can't find waterleaf, use spinach.

4 cups egusi
2 kg beef
1 stock fish head
1/2 cup ground crayfish
2 medium sized smoked catfish
pepper to taste
1 bunch waterleaf
1 tablespoonful palm oil (You can add more)
1 medium sized onion to steam the beef
Salt to taste
Seasoning cubes
5 cups water to start with, you add more as you cook to get your desired thickness.


  1. Steam beef and stock fish with onion, pepper, seasoning and salt till almost
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recipe - Groundnut dry afang soup served with low carb guinea corn fufu

Groundnut dry afang soup served with low carb guinea corn fufu.
 Groundnut (Peanut) soup can be cooked with or without vegetables. Here the delicious soup is cooked with very dry afang vegetable I have preserved for some time. This is the best groundnut soup yet. The little water leaf added softness and nutrition to the pot. Groundnut soup is one of the easiest Nigerian soups to cook. Nigerian groundnut soup can be cooked with any green leafy vegetable of choice. There are no strict methods, can be cooked with raw or roast groundnut depending on the taste you enjoy more. Doesn't require many ingredients to taste great. In this recession, this soup and okra soup are the first two soups I will recommend to anyone looking for less expensive delicious soups to cook.  Someone said cooking Nigerian meals can be very intense, but I promise you, cooking this soup is not difficult in anyway. Even if one doesn't have any experience with Nigerian soups, this is a straight forward kind of soup that requires neither skill nor experience. Just get groundnut and some green vegetables ready and your soup is cooked in no time.


  • 2 cups roast groundnut
  • 2 cups dry afang
  • 1 kilo beef
  • 1 smoked titus (mackerel) fish
  • pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion to boil the beef
  • 2 knorr seasoning cubes
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • 1 Large bunch water leaf (You can use spinach)
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Recipe: Ogbono and okro soup

Ogbono soup with okro.

Ogbono and okro soup with a sprinkle of uziza vegetables. Served with my homemade millet flour fufu,  Tastes really good with this homemade millet flour fufu and less expensive. Ogbono soup can be cooked without okra and uziza, okra soup can also be cooked without ogbono and uziza or with either. Uziza can be used in different Nigerian soups like white soup and vegetable soups. This okro and ogbono soup is like making three soups in one pot with less. The next post is going to be how to make millet fufu from scratch (Easy steps).

See picture of uziza leaves here

  • Beef
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Palm oil
  • Crayfish
  • Ogbono
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Smoked titus fish (Mackerel)
  • Okro
  • Uziza leaves (Pepper leaves)

The pictures (below) on this soup post are self explanatory na. I started with pressure cooking the meat seasoned with salt, pepper, seasoning cubes and onion. After that, the stock is emptied into
Friday, October 14, 2016
Monday, September 05, 2016

Top notch egusi soup with lumps

This is how lumpy egusi soup should look and even taste. Chef Phummy Ndeps #phummyndeps always always gets it right in the kitchen. This Egusi soup is very pocket friendly and very nutritious. This is very bright palm oil, there are some you add to soup and that bright
Monday, August 29, 2016

Okro soup for dinner. Enjoy!

Fisherman okro soup on fleek!This okro soup smells and exudes nutrition. So obvious. Also by soup a market. She has it on her finger tips. You can always add or subtract sha.

To cook okro soup looking this fresh, you don't add everything to one pot. Wash, salt and cook your shrimps (without water) in a separate pot. Boil fish with just salt and onion in a separate pot. Now, cook the okro soup with all other ingredients, crayfish, salt, knorr seasoning cubes, pepper, okra, periwinkle, drops of palm oil, water, all ingredients come in here and the fish stock too. When you taste, and soup is great, almost ready, that's when you bring in the cooked shrimps and fish without crumbling the fish (no stirring), Turn off the heat and enjoy.


  • Fresh fish
  • Okra
  • king prawns
  • Crayfish
  • Periwinkles
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Onion to boil fish
  • Pepper
  • Dry catfish (optional)
  • Palm oil
  •  Water

See More okro soup recipes after the cut...

Sunday, August 14, 2016


 Rivers State native soup served hot.

I like the way that this soup looks, tells me it tastes good too. I wanted to try it and post my pics but this looks too good to wait. For those who like very thick soups, you can make this as thick as you want. I like my soups light, a bit watery.
This ws shared by Tico kitchen, you can order any time any dayby calling 07063206091 Or use her recipe below to cook. Chubby Ella has posted her recipe for Rivers Native soup and this is almost the same thing except for some ingredients, Chubby's soup is cooked mainly with sea food, she added ngolo ( sea shells) periwinkle, shrimps etc. I love the sea food in that one and the simplicity of this too.

Friday, August 12, 2016

When Okra soup Suddenly Becomes Your Favourite Nigerian Soup

There are times you find yourself enjoying some food you thought was just not for your palate.  This soup can win over rice eaters. Talking about rice eaters,  have you tried serving okra soup with rice? Hubby loves it so much while I can't bring myself to try.  Another friend confirmed it's delicious but I'm yet to
Friday, August 05, 2016



Banga soup is cooked with the juice extracted from boild and pounded palm nuts. Very delicious and particularly loved by The South South people of Nigeria. It goes well with starch but you can enjoy with any other form of swallow; semo, eba, amala, pounded yam etc.
This soup caught my attention at a first glance, I don't know maybe it's the fresh looking, smooth yellow swallow beside the soup but this just made me crave some swallowing right now. Can you swallow in the morning?

This soup is by Home Made meals Nigria, she is an event caterer and can be reached on 08058299703.

There is a banga soup recipe on the blog, cooked by #Dressedtothenines. Find it HERE

To explore more banga soup recipes on wives connection, GO HERE

To learn how to extract the banga juice from palm nuts, visit here

Friday, July 29, 2016

Nigerian Native Soup: How To Cook Native Soup

Nigerian soup
Nigerian native soup.

Native soup is what some of us call white soup and then others argue that if we say it's white soup, then, there shouldn't be a drop of oil in it. Native soup can be cooked light or thick depending on what you like. This here is light. Can be thickened with pounded yam, cocoyam or achi depending again on what part of Nigeria you learnt from. Different tribes have different local names for their versions of white soup. In the South it's thickened with yam but I especially love thickening with boiled and well pounded cocoyam (A food processor does a good job making it drawy and slimy like) because of that slimy, soft kind of feel on the throat oh. Thickening with cocoyam leaves the soup in between draw and just normal. Not like ogbono but just ok. I'm not a meat person, maybe that's why I get drawn to food cooked with seafood only. I so love that there is no beef in this soup. I can live the rest of my life without craving one day for meat especially beef and mutton. I add meat to cooking because of my family I love fish, I love seafood. If you can cook Nigerian white soup, then you can cook Native soup. See white soup recipe here.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Okro soup
seafood okro soup.

Seafood okra soup is cooked without meat, just sea animals. It can be cooked by anyone. It doesn't have to contain all edible sea creatures.  There were times I cooked seafood okra soup with just mackerel  (titus) alone as a source of protein and it turns out really delicious. It's very pocket friendly and can be made with thousands or even a few Hundred Naira. I always said I don't have a favourite when it comes to Nigerian Soups, just make it delicious and that's all, however, with my recent love for different versions of okra soup, maybe it now qualifies as my favourite soup.  I love very tasty okra soups especially cooked without beef or goat meat, just sea animals.
If you live in Lagos and desire this exactly the way it looks in that picture ?
Friday, July 22, 2016


Oha soup

I ate oha soup once and loved it but have never really tried cooking myself. When The Hon Judgejudy shared this on her page, I requested for her recipe to enable me cook and to also share with other readers. Here it is. Below is the recipe. This is our Nigerian soup recipe to try this weekend.
Happy cooking!

  • Oha leaves (shred with your hands, not a knife)
  • Uziza leaves sliced
  • Meat and smoked fish
  • Native thickener, achi or ofor
  • Ground crayfish
  • Onions for steaming meat
  • palm oil
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Pepper to taste
  • Water
Steam/boil our meat and fish. Season with salt, cubes, cameroun pepper and onions. When the meat and fish are as tender as you want, add extra water, the water should really be for the amount of soup
Thursday, July 07, 2016


Efo riro

This efo riro soup was cooked with less oil by Phummyndeps. I'm yet et to find one of her recipes that I don't like. Can we all try making efo riro this weekend? With this longesssst holiday, I hope we have not all cooked our weekends soup o, if you are waiting for Saturday, please try this yumminess, if you live in obodo oyibo abroad and need exactly like what is on this pic, contact the chief chef
Saturday, July 02, 2016


Ogbono soup
An appetizing serving of light ogbono soup.
Ogbono soup can be cooked light, thick with mush ogbono, thick with much vegetables or light with ugu (fluted pumpkin) or uziza ( hot leaf) vegetables added sparingly. I love everything draw soup but light, a bit watery is my favourite. Give me this plate of ogbono soup with plenty crayfish and pepper this morning and you'll see me push this bowl of cornflakes aside. Why am I even eating cornflakes when Saturday Mornings are for akara and akamu? It's raining and the akara lady might not be there and again, this cough and cold won't let me try home made akara
Ok, back to Ogbono soup. Is anyone cooking ogbono today? I'm preparing to cook the suggested bitter leaf soup for this weekend. Please take a few pics, even one or two is still ok, to share with us.

I like my ogbono soup light just like this but with roughly ground particles of crayfish showing, and
Thursday, June 30, 2016


Bitter leaf soup
Bitter leaf soup (Ofe onugbu).

This soup makes me want to cook ofe onugbu this weekend but I don't know if it will go well with eba. I know that the owners of this soup, the Ibos serve it with akpu fufu or pounded yam and it's delicious. Yams are so expensive and scarce now that I wouldn't want to pound this my two remaining yams, it's like kind of waste o. I'd rather boil or make some yam porridge with vegetables. If it's ok to serve onugbu with garri, then I'll try the soup this weekend and have some fun enjoying from the East. Any Ibo reader here? Please reply me oh. Ok to serve bitter leaf soup with eba? I know egusi bitter leaf soup goes well with eba, even ogbono bitter leaf goes well although My preferred bitter leaf soup for now is with egusi.

I'll search the blog now to se if we have any onugbu that looks exactly like this so we use that recipe.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Okro soup
Okra soup on the beat 
An Okro meal couldn't be more colourful and appetizing. With okro soup tasting and looking this good? I can swallow fufu, eba, semo, pounded yam, starch, tuwo, or even amala for breakfast and I mean it. I can turn the heavy meal to light by adding more soup and taking smaller garri. This sea food infused soup is so damn colourful and I bet you, it tastes really good. If you eat this and don't
Thursday, June 23, 2016


Okra soup
 Irresistible okro soup. Have some.
 Choi! You know, sometimes it's good to add okra sparingly and just enjoy the soupy soup.Have you tried light okra soup with pounded yam or semovita? It's heavenly.You'll eat so much you forget weight watching. This soup shared  by @enkay_y is my next okra schedule. I licked my screen and nearly broke the tablet. There is beef, goat meat and all the good proteins in there. By looking at this soup, I already know it tastes great.
She captioned it "meal of the day" and explained that this was a special request from her darling
Friday, June 03, 2016

How to cook One Thousand Four hundred and fifty Naira okro vegetable soup that serves 12

Affordable okro soup
A serving of pocket friendly okro vegetable soup.
This soup tastes really really good believe me. I enjoyed it yesterday, ate some more left over today. Okro lovers will enjoy this with pounded yam, semo, garri, amala, tuwo and all forms of fufu. I want to see how one can eat healthy and delicious with less. The exchange rate is not smiling at all. If you are abroad, you spend just a hundred Dollars on lunch, do you know that you have just eaten about thirty thousand naira in one meal? God save Nigeria, may we never get to that low where we need to carry money in ghana must go bags to go grocery shopping. You may be eating three square meals daily without even scratching your head but truth remains that people are really really suffering in
Thursday, June 02, 2016

How to cook Eight hundred naira afang soup that serves 8

How to cook 8 hundred Naira afang soup
8 hundred naira afang soup served hot.
Don't worry, with the recent high cost of living in Nigeria, we can still cook our favourite delicacies for less. I cooked this pot of afang soup with less than a thousand naira. The time for low cost cooking is now if you don't want to start borrowing, unless you have surplus and to spare sha.
If you can cook afang soup with one thousand naira, isn't God good?
There is no meat in this soup, yet it tasted good and served it's purpose.

  • 3 hundred Naira afang leaves (shredded)
  • 1 hundred Naira waterleaf
  • 3 hundred Naira smoked fish (kpanla)
  • 1 hundred Naira crayfish
I had the following ingredients at home so, didn't buy
Friday, May 20, 2016


Nigerian recipes
 Afang soup 2.

I cooked this afang soup last weekend but didn't post. Today, I'm sharing to suggest afang as the soup for this weekend. Search the blog for old afang soup recipes and you know you can also Google "afang soup on wives connection" to see variety. Also check out our fufu and soup recipes. No step by step pics as that will be repetition and not good for the blog. 

You want to try it? please do, you'll enjoy the soup. Also Check out this fried crayfish afang soup recipe


More pics when you continue...