How To Cook Egusi Balls In Vegetable Draw Soup

green vegetable draw soup with melon balls
With egusi balls in your soup, there is no way you'll eat too much carbs. The soup fills
you up fast. It is very easy to cook and yummy too. This soup can be served with pouded yam, semo, amala, starch and other forms of swallow( foo foo). Ingredients for this soup were all washed prepared and ready while waiting for frozen meat to thaw. Once the meat got thawed, cooking commenced.
some Ingredients for the soup, egusi and ogbono not yet ground
ground egusi and ogbono
Ingredients for egusi balls draw soup:
  1. 2 cups ground Egusi  
  2. 1 cup ground Ogbono 
  3. 11/2kg Beef
  4. 1 small bunch ugu vegetable (Fluted pumpkin)  
  5. 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper or more to your taste
  6. salt to taste
  7. 1 small onion to steam meat
  8. 3 medium sized smoked cat fish
  9. 2 medium sized grilled titus (Mackerel) fish
  10. 1 cup ground crayfish
  11. 2 beef seasoning cubes 
  12. 3 cups water to start with, adjust as you cook if more water is needed.
mixing ground egusi with salt and a little warm water, mix until egusi oil is seen
moulding egusi balls
ingredients for Nigerian soup, moulded egusi balls with ground ogbono, frozen meat and others
beef cut into flat pieces almost like suya before boiling with salt and onion
beef boils and begins to dry, hot water is added to make stock, salt, seasoning cubes, egusi balls and pepper are added.
palm oil is added at the same time with egusi balls
egusi balls boil for 25 minutes or more to enable them cook well in the meat stock 
adding ground crayfish, ogbono and smoked cat fish
adding washed grilled titus
soup is left to boil and cook
Soup boils until oil is properly cooked and mixed
adding ugu vegetables to cooked soup
stirring green vegetables into soup
egusi balls in green vegetable draw soup is ready and fresh
a large portion of soup with soft, fluffy eba
melon balls in draw soup

 How To Make Fluffy Garri:

pour garri into a bowl of boiled  water
allow eba to stand for atleast two minutes and soak up the hot water before stirring
stir eba until the texture is even
cut and serve hot. The best texture comes when it is left till the  next day.
This soup can be enjoyed with a spoon and without swallow. I also make moi moi with ground egusi.

Enjoy

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Comments

  1. Anonymous13:31

    aunty Eya, Pls, can you finish the Eba you served on the plate? Just asking. thanks

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    1. No dear, the eba is for three. Just answering. I can finish the smallest one of those three.

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    2. haaaa haaa i love the question and answer session ooo. nice meal but i prefer ijebu garri to goo .

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  2. Hm, this combination is new to me but it looks good. The soup is loaded! ;-)

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    1. Anonymous14:22

      I thought I was the only one that noticed just how 'loaded' it is o! Eya,enough enjoyment abeg. This looks really nice,u even made the eba look so yummy. Kudos! Funke

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    2. Hahaha, enjoyment is having time to just relax and listen to good music.

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  3. Lizzy13:58

    Looking yummylicious lol. I've never tired egusi lumps in draw soup. Sis Eya how can I avoid d lumps falling apart in the soup when cooking?

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    1. Add them before ogbono, NOT after. Cook them hard before adding ogbono.

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  4. Eya please for how long can u refrigerate this soup after cooking? also can i use smoked fish instead of d titus? Thanks Nana

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    1. Yes Nana, scroll down to see your reply. I couldn't reply you directly yesterday.

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  5. Anonymous16:07

    Aunty Eya, keep up the good work. I'm so glad my sister introduced me to this blog. Sometimes, when i don't know what to prepare for my hubby, i visit ur blog and get all the inspiration and ideas i need. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this blog as well. Hopefully, i'll share some of my recipies with u guys....:-)

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  6. madam eyyyaaa!!!!!!! This looks yummylicious. I'm [definitely stealing this idea from you ;).

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    1. Hahaha Dobby, pls you are very free but let it not be for anything hardcover so that we don't do like Samsung and Iphone when I eventually write my Cookbook. Ok?

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  7. Hi Nana, longest I kept it frozen was three weeks. It could have lasted longer if I let it. Yes, you can use smoked fish. Have a great evening.

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  8. @Anon, you are welcome. God bless your sister. We CAN'T WAIT TO LEARN FROM YOUR RECIPES. Welcome dear.

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  9. @Dobby, no wahala. Do you know I make moi moi with egusi? When I take pics I'll post.

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  10. Bookmarked,seems new to me but will try it someday.nice one aunty Ojay.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  11. omotayo22:11

    Chai chai chai.. Can't wait 4 weekend 2 do my own but do I ve 2 do it with ogbono? Can't there be lumpy melon in vegetable?

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    1. Hi Omotayo, you can do with vegetable, white soup or any soup of your choice.

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  12. Shayor23:25

    Eya, u av posted sometin similar before but in dt one, u told us to remove d egusi balls before we add d ogbono. Wen I tried mine, I did exactly dt n it came out nice. This method, u didn't remove d balls and it came out nice as well. Y is dt? Tnx!

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    1. Yes Shayor, you are right. The other lumpy egusi soup, I just cut and drop, but here I moulded them into round balls. They are harder when moulded into balls.
      Again, I wanted to experiment with moulding into balls. I never used to mould, just cut and drop.

      I cooked once without moulding, left them in the ogbono and the lumps disintergrated. Maybe there was something I didn't do correctly then sha.

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  13. This looks so rich. I must try it this weekend. I ve always made the regular draw vegetable soup, but not with egusi balls inside. we are learning!

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  14. ruthy11:27

    Aunty eya! Am an umuahia woman and egusi balls is our tin. We use it to cook achara soup. Wen poundin d egusi, add a little fresh pepper and seasonin benny prefrably, taste it. Den mould. After mouldin, put it in boiling water for some minutes, den u turn off d heat and seive and kip aside for ur soup.

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  15. This looks very good. I miss ogbono. My oga no like am so I don't cook it even though he says it's ok if I do. What's the point of chopping sweet food alone? But maybe I can tempt him with this recipe cos of the egusi. Nice one!

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  16. I forgot to ask: Pls did you grill your titus yourself or you bought it already grilled? If you bought it like that, pls where in abuja did you get it from? Thanks.

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    1. I bought it frozen and grilled myself.

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  17. Anonymous10:03

    Wouldn't the egusi balls turn sour by moulding with my bare hands? Egusi sourseasily

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    1. No they won't turn sour because you are going to cook them after moulding.

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  18. A M Y09:38

    Aunty Eya I tried to cook this recipe buh it didn't work out cus d lumps disintegrated, ended up cookin just egusi soup. What could hav bin my mistake? cus I followed evry step*confused*

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    1. Hi A M Y, so sorry about your soup. Did you pound with a lil water until the egusi oil came out?

      Did you wait for the lumps to cook before adding ogbono? Did you add too much water before mixing? Since you said you followed my recipe I am now a bit confused cos some readers sent me thank you mails after cooking this soup.

      When you try again, bring out all the egusi lumps before adding ogbono. Return the cooked lumps when ogbono has boiled very well.

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    2. A M Y17:22

      Tnx for d reply, wen I try it nxt tym wil add vry little water to d egusi and pound cus I didn't pound it, only mixed it in d mortar til I saw d egusi oil. Wil d egusi balls b hard wen mouldin?

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  19. Aunty Eya I tried dis again n d balls didn't disintegrate. Tnk kio

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  20. Yay, you did it!!!
    congratulations dear, you can now procd to the next class.

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  21. Bunmi19:44

    pls I don't have a mortar and I want to make this soup o. what can I do pls?

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  22. Anonymous08:27

    Me too ooo, I don't av a mortar what is the other alternative .

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  23. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, use a bowl with your fingers to mix very very well.

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  24. Anonymous15:16

    Pls teach me how to cook white soup. Tanks

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  25. You can also mix with a food processor.

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