How To Cook Nigerian Banga Afang Soup

BANGA AFANG SOUP RECIPE
 Banga vegetable soup.
Banga (Palm nuts) soup is mostly eaten by The Southern  People of
Nigeria. It can be cooked plain and thick, or with vegetables. It is very healthy. The oil is fresh unprocessed palm oil. This soup does not need water leaf cos the banga acts as a softener to vegetables.
The thickness of washed banga depends on the quantity of water used to wash it.

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Banga palm nuts for soup
 banga (palm nuts)
 Boiling banga palm nuts
 boil  palm nuts for 25 minutes or more before pounding
Shredded afang vegetables
afang vegetables (okazi)
Ingredients for Nigerian banga afang soup
 smoked fish, crayfish, stock fish ears, seasoning cube, onion and  salt.

 Ingredients:


  1. 5 cups raw palm nuts (banga)
  2. 5 cups Pounded afang vegetables (I didn't really pound much but you can, can even blend a little if you want. I shredded again and again instead of pounding because I didn't want the soup colour to turn green, Lol).
  3. 2 medium sized dried catfish
  4. 1 kg Goat meat (You can use beef)
  5. 1 cup ground crayfish
  6. 1 large pack dried stock fish
  7. 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper or my pepper sauce.
  8. 1 small sized onion to boil the meat
  9. 2 seasoning cubes
  10. salt to taste
  11. water enough to cover the meat, you can always adjust by adding some more water while cooking (If soup is too thick for you)


Locally Pounding banga palm nuts to extract palm oil for soup
 pound boiled palm nuts (Banga)
Banga palm nuts in a mortar with pestle
 pound palm nuts until the color becomes even
Pounded palm nuts
 well pounded palm nuts

 Procedure For Cooking Banga Soup with afang vegetable



  1. boil palm nuts with water till skin is soft, ie can pull off the nuts easily, remove from boiling pot, pound, add some water and sieve the banaga separating the chaff from the thick juice.
  2. Boil meat with, stockfish, salt, 1 seasoning cube, onion and pepper.
  3. when meat is almost cooked, add  the banga stock, check for salt, cover and let it boil.
  4. Add the washed and deboned dried fish, remaining seasoning cube and crayfish, check for taste, cover and let it simmer till meat is completely tender.
  5. Add the pounded afang leaves (okazi) vegetables.
  6. Stir, check for salt and thickness, if too thick you can adjust with some water.
  7. Serve with your favourite carbs... eba, semo, pounded yam Etc.


Adding boiling water to pounded palm nuts
 add warm water  to extract the banga oil
Palm nut stock extracted for soup
 well filtered banga palm oil
Palm nut chaf after extracting palm oil
 palm nuts chaff and palm kernels
 Cooking banga afang soup with step by step pictures
boil meat with stock fish, onion, seasoning cubes and salt
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 add pepper to meat and allow to boil
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 add  thick liquid from washed palm fruits
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 check for salt and allow to boil then simmer
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 left over to be kept  in the fridge
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wash smoked fish
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add smoked fish to  soup
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 smoked fish in soup pot
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 add ground crayfish to soup
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 allow soup to boil
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banga  soup boils then simmers
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wash and pound afang vegetables 
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add vegetables to soup
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 stir  vegetable soup well
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turn off the cooker
 serve banga vegetable soup with eba, semo or pounded yam
Banga afang soup with a side of eba fufu
Vegetable soup with eba

For those who don't like afang vegetables, banga vegetables soup can be made with fluted pumpkin (ugu) vegetables.
Enjoy!
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SEE MORE AFANG SOUP RECIPES:

1. Afang okazi vegetable soup

2. Easy afang soup recipe

3. Dry afang with groundnut recipe

Comments

  1. ur blogs makes me wan 2 get married soon n spoil my husband wit food ohh :)

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    1. That is good Funmi, I'm happy about it. Hurry now while stock lasts *wink*

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  2. Anonymous2/14/2013

    Wowwwwww dis is sooo nyc,m so cooking dis. I usually make mine wit saint leave, which is den eaten wit white rice #yummy#. Bt will definitely try ur own recipe. Keep up d gud work.

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    1. Thanks. I guess your method is what is called Ofe akwu.

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  3. Anonymous2/14/2013

    You r on point u ve got urself a regular reader

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    1. Anonymous4/01/2013

      Yeah I jus bumped into ur site today, and I can say am so impressed wit wat I av seen so far, now I can try sum new ways of preparing sum dishes, and gosh , my husband will have sum eatings to do, he won't even think of eating out for a minute. Tanks maam for dis connections. Ekky

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  4. Just bump into your blog today and am I sooooooooooooooooo happy i did!

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  5. Anonymous2/14/2013

    Nice Nice nice.....good work

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  6. Anonymous2/14/2013

    S-A-L-I-V-A-T-I-N-G!

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    1. Hahaha! Salivate even more!!!

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  7. Anonymous2/14/2013

    Wow,exactly what I was looking for,never knew abt this blog until today. Nice one

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    1. @Anon, Thank you for coming.

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  8. Dr Blakky2/14/2013

    Eya ur blog makes sense..Keep up d good work..BTW is Afang leave d same as Ukazi leave?

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  9. Yes Dr Blakky, Afang is Okazi.

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  10. There are no much difference between ofeakwu and banga soup,when I cook Ofeakwu stew,I do tell my friends I cooked banga.
    Aunty Ojay tmao is ma bday.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  11. Wow Bonario, OK, let me wait till tomorrow before I start the Happy Birthday Wish.

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    1. Aunty ojay I sent a msg to ur cuulme account.

      ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  12. Anonymous2/14/2013

    Wao, i luv ur blog. Hv bn seein ur adverts in LIB. Keep it up! *Angel*

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  13. Queen Bee2/14/2013

    Aunty Eya,dis soup you made it look like simple ABC.....but pple have told me that infact the soup is sooo difficult to make!! That it can even take a whole day to Make!!Pls what's the hardest part in making this soup?

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  14. A whole day to cook? No way. The hardest part is boiling the banga. Because you haven't done it before and don't know that it cooks in about 25 minutes of boiling, You may just leave it to continue boiling until your gas is empty.

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  15. Anonymous2/14/2013

    Aunt eya,is dis same as ofe akwu? Tot its for eating rice #confused#

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    1. Hi confused, I will try eating the soup with rice.

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  16. Anonymous2/14/2013

    Sis Eya this meal looks so healthy and tempting,nice, nice,nice, Lol

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  17. Anonymous2/15/2013

    ℓ̊ luv dis, ℓ̊ 'm so hpy to stumble on dis. U̶̲̥̅̊ 'vve hit d right target. 9ce job

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  18. Anonymous2/15/2013

    Well we d efiks don't use afang but a leave known as atama. D deltians add scent leaf n spices. I like ur dishes thou!

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    1. Ok, next time will try with atama, ugu or mint leaves.

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  19. Anonymous2/17/2013

    Aunt eya abeg answer. Is it d same as ofe akwu for eating rice?

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    1. Sorry, I don't know ofe akwu. I am seeing the name here for the first time in my young life.

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    2. Anonymous2/18/2013

      Weldone ma, its my first time commenting on ur very nice blog.my husby hates trying new meals. I made this banga veg soup over d wkend & surprisingly,he ate it very well for 2consecutive days! Ofe akwu is from the Igbos,almost same method but we use a spice known as 'okpei' & scent leave/ugu. Mostly used in eating rice. U are doing a really good job here ma, God bless you.Pls keep it up!

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    3. Wow! God bless you Anonymous. Thanks for the explanation!

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  20. Anonymous2/18/2013

    I was told not to rinse afang leaves b4 pounding since then I've been very uncomfortable using them!

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  21. @Anon 8:20 am, thank you for trying out my recipe. Thank you again for giving us feedback.

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  22. Why? I WASH MY AFANG VERY WELL BEFORE Pounding o.

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  23. U're too much. Keep it up and Godbless you for empowering some ladies that are not familiar with their kitchen and for strengthening others aswell....even bachelors. Kudos to u!!! Mj

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    1. Thanks MJ, God bless you too!

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  24. CREAMY2/19/2013

    Eya, this is the first time am checking your blog even though I have been seeing it on LIB, I didn't know that I have been missing a lot. I think Ofeakwu and Banga are almost the same just that the Ibos use more than one leaves in cooking it. I love to eat Ofeakwu with rice.

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    1. Hi CREAMY, you are welcome, thank you for the explanation. Now I know better.

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  25. i made banga soup for my husband as special treat for valentine,and oh,he loved every bit of it and even asked for more! thanks

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    1. God bless you for coming back to share. Have a great week Otokuefor.

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  26. This is the same process for making ofe akwu for rice. Some people also eat ofeakwu with swallow, the only difference is that you exchange the afang leaf for ugu and a Lil bit of scent leaf.NB: the scent leaf has to be small o, else the taste would over power the whole soup. Hope u understand d English? *winks*

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    1. With this explanation, I can confidently cook ofeakwu. Thank you Ify.

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  27. rolemodel2/26/2013

    saw ur link on lindas blog,visited ur site and now im hooked.God bless u for teaching people like me new recipes .

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    1. Anonymous2/26/2013

      same thing as me oh, Aunty eya e yaff charm us. Lol! truth is i am excited to be here oh....weldone sis

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    2. Thank you rolemodel and anonymous.

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  28. Anonymous2/27/2013

    Hi eya, well done . For banga shouldn't d bang spice b added, d seeds and d small dried leaf? Thank u

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    1. Thank you anon, it's OK to add them.

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    2. Anonymous3/05/2013

      Wowwwww..xactly wat av bn lukin for..May God cntinue to bless you.. Zhayne

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  29. wow tanx.,,,,,my husband will get tired of eating soon. uve just taught me how to satisfy his stomach. come april i will be a set wife. tanx alot

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  31. God bless you ma. My hubby had a nice birthday after cooking the afang soup. This is one is the next. Please just focus on food and recipes....That is your calling.

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    1. Thank you Yeni. Belated Birthday wishes to your hubby.

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  32. Your blog is really educative.

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    1. Thank you Halimat. You are welcome here.

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  33. This is lovely. Good work Eya. kudos

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    1. Thanks again.That little man is cute.

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  34. Ggreat job mamn

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  35. i have never see anything like dis b4...wow am gonna try dis this weekend.....yummmmm

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  36. Anonymous3/28/2014

    yum only just saw it wow more reciepe for proper niga food common on

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  37. Pls can i use the normal palm oil frm d market instead of using d kernels, thanks u are doing a great job

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    1. The normal palm oil is not exactly like this extracts. This one helps to soften the afang leaves so you don't need water leaf. If you want to cook with the normal palm oil, then you need water leaf to make normal afang soup. Scroll back up to click the link for original afang soup recipe on the Facebook button.

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    2. OR follow this link: http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2016/05/afang-soup-2.html

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