Nigerian white soup is cooked without palm oil even though sometimes I add a few drops of oil to mine. This cow leg white soup is cooked with no oil. Recipe is same as other white soups just the addition of cow leg to this pot. There is no special method of cooking this, just cook cow leg soft and then add to your boiling soup. Cow-legs are very tough but this cooked really fast because I pressure cooked the leg first. If you have our white soup recipe, it is basically the same method with just twists and twerks each time I cook the soup. When you cook with cow leg, it's best to add some other form of protein like fish, beef or chicken because cow leg on it's own is almost tasteless, I added some tiny pieces of
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
My Chinese style shredded beef gravy (Beef curry sauce) without oyster sauce though. Cooked with mostly Nigerian ingredients and served with boiled rice. Yummy sauce.
- I kg shredded beef
- 2 large green peppers
- 4 large red bell peppers (tatashey)
- 3 large carrots
- 3 cabbage leaves
- 1 large onion
- 1 tablespoon baking flour to thicken
- 1 sachet knorr gravy powder (Roast meat)
- Salt to taste
- seasoning cubes to taste
- 3 cups water
- 3 teaspoonfuls curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce (Optional)
- Wash and boil shredded beef with salt and onion until tender, cut beef flat to help cook much
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Christmas in Nigeria is celebrated with assorted rice recipes: rice and stew; fried rice; jollof rice; pounded yam and other types of fufu swallow served with Nigerian soups; There is already a post on 35 Nigerian Christmas Recipes To Try. Check it out by clicking on the link below:
35 Nigerian recipes to try this Christmas.
See more delicious Christmas Recipes after the cut:
Monday, December 12, 2016
Smoked fish gravy is sauce cooked like any other gravy we have on this blog. Cooked with vegetables, seasoning and a thickener which could be baking flour.
Cooking gravy is very easy as all it needs is stir fry the vegetables, add stock or water, season to taste and thicken to desired consistency. Gravy is cheaper (less expensive) to cook compared to Nigerian tomato stew. Gravy is nutritious and can make you eat so much rice because of the taste. Can be cooked with meat, chicken, fish etc. Scroll down to see more gravy recipes on the blog.
INGREDIENTS FOR SMOKED FISH GRAVY:
- 6 cups stock but added some more water later to reduce the thickness
- 4 large carrots
- 3 medium sized onion
- 1 large cabbage
- 4 red bell peppers (tatashey)
- 2 smoked fish (Titus/mackerel)... deboned
- 2 packs knorr roast meat gravy
- 1/3 cup flour
- Grand soya oil
- 1 tablespoon pepper sauce
- 2 knorr cubes
- Chop and dice all vegetables and put away.
- Wash and debone the smoked fish
- Heat oil a little
- Stir fry the vegetables with seasoning cubes for about 1 minute or more if you want them a bit soft. I like crunchy veggies.
- Add the stock or water or both.
- Add pepper sauce and stir, check for taste of salt and seasoning
- Thicken. I used knorr gravy and added flour when not satisfied with thickness.
- Add smoked fish last so it doesn't crumble during stirring. Check taste and thickness.
- Serve with rice.
See step by step cooking pictures after the cut...
Monday, December 05, 2016
|Homemade self rising flour|
Self rising flour has become so expensive in Nigeria in this recession but, that won't affect you if you know how to make yours right there in your kitchen with just 3 everyday ingredients. Many recipes, especially Southern recipes call for self raising flour and you don't need to skip that yummy recipe, make your own homemade excellent self raising flour and use. It's as easy as ABC. Self raising flour is used in baking biscuits, cakes, pancakes and even bread. This homemade self rising flour is what I use in my kitchen now.
Here is how you can make your own.
You'll need these three ingredients:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
|Groundnut dry afang soup served with low carb guinea corn fufu.|
INGREDIENTS FOR GROUNDNUT DRY AFANG SOUP:
- 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)
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sunday Rice is a culture that has come to stay in Nigeria. For most families, even if no one eats rice from Monday to Saturday, on Sunday after church rice has to be served. Most times, Sunday Lunch is rice and stew or jollof rice. Recently fried rice has come to almost take the place of these two. Rice just has to be served on Sunday. Today I don't want any status-quo so, I go for rice and Sunday vegetable sauce with fish. Tastes really delicious. My vegetable sauce is something any one can can cook even with eyes closed.
See vegetable sauce recipe here.
I made this vegetable sauce with:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
|Masa served with fish stew.|
Masa is made with that special tuwo white rice used in making rice fufu (tuwo shinkafa). I was really
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Delicious Cake baked using sand in a cooking pot placed on a stove top.
I have posted a cake baked without an oven earlier on the blog. However, that cake wasn't baked using sand. The baking pan was paced directly on the pot and I don't think I'll bake like that again. Using sand and foil actually maintains the pot and is neat too. This I experimented with a small sized cake and because it turned out so great, I'll bake much bigger cakes using these method in the future becaause my oven actually consumes more gas than baking in a pot on the burners. Even when one has an oven, baking in a pot with sand really saves gas because less is consumed.
To see how to bake meat pie and other foods without an oven, follow this link. (Click on the red link)
CAKE WITHOUT AN OVEN INGREDIENTS:
- 3 cups flour
- 1 sachet baking margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 8 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
First of all I accidentally added the sugar direct to flour instead of beating it with margarine first, that scared me but the cake turned out great. Because sugar had already accidentally been added to dry flour, I had to add the eggs one after the other and beat with margarine before adding the vanilla essence.
Baking without oven procedure:
The sifted flour which already has other dry ingredients added, now begins to get folded in with the egg/margarine mixture. After all the folding in, The taste is great and by now the pot of sand has been on the stove for about 20 minutes. The baking pan is greased, some flour sprinkled inside before pouring in the batter. Foil is used to cover the sand before the baking pan is placed on the foil in the
Friday, November 18, 2016
|Homemade coconut oil|
First I washed and diced coconut into smaller pieces, then blended with water and sieved the milk with a cheese cloth. With the chaff separated. I kept the milk in the freezer overnight. By the next morning, it had solidified (iced) I brought the hard milk curd out of the freezer and let it stand for about 5 minutes to enable break out the curd from the water. Because water is heavier than milk, it had settled at the bottom of the plastic bucket. The milk settled on top of the water, so, with the water and milk naturally separated, I didn't have to do much. Just took out the whitish curd, put in a pot and placed on the stove, it boils and
Thursday, November 17, 2016
|Coconut fufu served with recession afang vegetable soup.|
Coconut fufu can be made with desiccated coconut (Chaff left after the coconut oil has been extracted) For this fufu, I made it with the coconut chaff and added a little guinea corn flour; a little
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Nigerian meat pie is usually baked in an oven, but can also easily be baked on a stove top using a baking pan and cooking pot. This meat pie turned out as good as the ones I baked in an oven. What the meat pie needs to bake is just the heat whether in an oven or stove top. The process of making the batter and scooping in the meat and vegetable is the same (as shown on the step by step meat pie making pictures below) The only thing I did differently here is heat a cooking pot with sand in it for about 40 minutes, cover with foil to prevent sand entering your food. Grease a baking pan, sprinkle flour in it, arrabged the meat pies neatly and place in the heated pot. You can also cover the baking pan inside with foil (I didn't). When the meat pie is cooked in about 40 minutes, I flip and leave for about 5 more minutes (This depends om how hot your stove/cooker is). For my cooker, I remove from heat after flipping and waiting 5 minutes. My delicious meat pie is ready.
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS MEAT PIE:
- 5 cups flour ( 1kg is about 8 cups)
- 250g baking margarine. I don't have butter today.
- 1/2 a teaspoon salt
- About 300 ml water
For the filling, I had some preserved in the freezer after making this meat pie and chicken pie here. Had to bring them out, mix and use. You can make the filling by following THIS MEAT PIE RECIPE HERE.
This is how to make meat pie without an oven.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
|Plantain porridge cooked with fairly ripe and unripe plantain|
Nigerian plantain porridge is a delicacy many Nigerians are yet to taste. This fairly ripe and unripe plantain porridge was cooked with the plantain porridge recipes already on the blog. See them, about 10 recipes all here. For plantain porridge, the plantains can be chopped smaller, shorter or longer according to how you like them.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Delicious pink pancakes are easy to make, just like every other Nigerian pancake. My kids fell over themselves rushing these pancakes not like the taste is too different. I think the colour attracted them even before the taste.
2 cups all purpose flour
Sugar to your taste. I used 2 tablespoonfuls.
Salt just 1/2 a teaspoon
2 teaspoonfuls Nora Jollof spice
a pinch of thyme (optional)
The pictures below are self explanatory as I uploaded all. From the first picture (below) I added 2
Sunday, November 13, 2016
|Gunea corn fufu with soup|
Guinea corn is awesome in terms of nutrients, and can provide us with vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin, as well as high levels of magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as nearly half the daily required intake of protein. It is not only recommended for babies as adults too need all those vitamins.
Guinea corn (sorghum) fufu is made the exact same way as the millet fufu I posted earlier. Unlike cassava and yam, the bulk of guinea corn and millet is fiber, which is good for
Friday, November 11, 2016
Millet fufu is made almost the same way as amala, tuwo and other 'flour' forms of swallow (fufu).
First mix a little quantity with cold water (watery) and put on the stove, let it boil very well as you continue to stir, boiling cooks the starch and helps your final fufu to hold together. Let it boil and change in colour a little as if the starch is overcooked before you start pouring in more powder and stirring to desired softness. Also click on this link to check out How yo make rice flour fufu (tuwo)
Wheat meal fufu from scratch.
Millet contains uniquely high content of nutrients, including impressive starch levels, very high B-vitamin content, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and so on.
See step by step cooking pictures below:
Thursday, November 10, 2016
|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).
- Palm oil
- Seasoning cubes
- Smoked titus fish (Mackerel)
- 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
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
I cooked this egusi palm oil rice native rice for lunch. See the recipe HERE. I added a little twist to this one with egusi (ground melon). Recession can handle this na.
See more cooking photos after the cut:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
|Egusi soup and pounded yam pic by only what I eat.|