Nigerian Groundnut Soup With Vegetables

How to cook groundnut soup with ugu vegetable

A plate of groundnut soup with much vegetables.
Groundnut soup can be cooked with or without green vegetables. I like it more when the groundnut is roasted a little bit before grinding like this one. Here, the crayfish is
ground together with the peanuts. This time I left the soup thick without adding water to make it light. Loved the rich green and fresh vegetables.

Ingredients:
  • 11/2 cups groundnuts
  • 11/2 kilos of beef
  • 2 large smoked catfish
  • 1 pack stock fish
  • 2 knorr cubes
  • 1 medium onion to steam meat
  • 1 teaspoon pepper. You can add more
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoonful palm oil
  • 3 bunches ugu vegetables (fluted pumpkin)
  • Water enough to cover the steamed meat
Before cooking soup, get all ingredients ready and set aside while meat steams.
See cooking steps in pictures below...
Roasting groundnuts in my old  fry pan


Large bunches of ugu
Steaming beef with salt, pepper and onion
Adding stock-fish to beef
Adding smoked catfish to boiling pot
Adding water to drying pot
Adding seasoning cubes to soup
Adding salt after I added more water

Adding much palm oil cos of the vegetables
Palm oil boils and mixes well
Adding ground peanuts and crayfish to boiling soup
Groundnut and crayfish were ground together
Groundnut boils and thickens
Washed ugu vegetables
Adding much vegetables to cooked soup
Vegetables in the pot
Stirring and mixing vegetables with groundnut soup
Vegetable groundnut soup


Vegetable groundnut soup is ready
A serving of groundnut soup with eba
Healthy vegetable groundnut soup

Fresh healthy soup
A serving of vegetable Soup 
Green and healthy groundnut soup
This soup was so much it was packed and kept in the freezer. Groundnut soup sours easily. After scooping, pack and preserve in the freezer or re-heat. The green vegetables should not be allowed to cook and turn brown.

I can eat this soup alone as a meal. Serve with pounded yam, semo, wheatmealamala (not too soft) and starch.
To give a different flavour, fry the ground crayfish with onion before adding.
Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. MissDee5/20/2013

    Omo, Soup get levels.This one is souper soup.
    Welldone Aunty Eya.

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  2. Anonymous5/20/2013

    This soup won't let me concentrate. What can I do?

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    1. Sorry, cook the soup and forget it.

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  3. Looks really yummy!
    I just hope one doesn't get to frequent the 'ladies' after downing this kind of yummylicious something.

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    1. Anonymous5/20/2013

      Too much pepper is what will push anyone to the ladies. Lil pper and u r good.

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    2. No Jay, it's very good for the body. No running tummy.

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  4. Elisoft5/20/2013

    This looks inviting! Havent had groundnut soup in 15 years. I think this is an invitation to give it a try again.
    Kudos aunty Eya!

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    1. Thank you Elisoft. Please give it a try. You'll love it.

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  5. Eya pls can i get the already ground groundnut in the market? and what quantity should be used for a pot of soup? also after putting the groundnut in the soup how long before the groundnut is cooked or is it that once it thickens then it's ready? Can groundnut soup be made without the ugwu? Sorry for asking so many questions lol i really want to try making this.
    Thanks
    Nana

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    1. Yes Nana but I don't know if the ground one in the market is roasted. I like it roasted.You don't need much groundnut, one cup is OK. Groundnut doesn't take long to cook, it takes just between 5 to 10 minutes to cook but you have to stir frequently so it doesn't stick to the pot.

      Yes, it can be made without vegetables. I love your questions Nana, keep them coming. Please don't forget to share with us when you try.
      Thank you for the like.

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    2. Thanks Eya, will let you know how it turns out when i try it.

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  6. Aunty Eya, this is inviting. Does it give you acnes because of the groundnut in it?

    For me, vegetable stews are best enjoyed with chewable foods or eaten alone rather than with swallows.

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    1. Thanks Rubynnia, it doesn't give us acne. I like to eat them with rice or alone sometimes. This particular one is very good with swallows.

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  7. Aunty Eya, can the groundnuts be roasted in the oven instead of dry frying it?

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  9. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Because the blog owner was advised to stop responding to comments, she has taken it too far. Won't even answer genuine questions anymore a la linda ikeji na. O di egwu

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    1. Sorry pls, what's your question?

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  10. chubby ELLA5/20/2013

    Eya pls must it b raw peanuts? Cnt I use already roasted peanuts? Dis has 2 b my next soup,jst luv d sooo much vegetables.

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    1. I think it's better with slightly roasted peanuts but if you can't get those you can use already roasted peanuts.
      Thanks Ella.

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  11. chubby ELLA5/20/2013

    Another quick question.....if it has 2 b raw peanuts,do I rily hv 2 fry it a lil lyk u said cos I myt hv 2 grind in d market n dere's no way I can "fry it a lil" in d market b4 grinding.

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    1. You can grind raw in the market. It's Ok raw but the taste is different from the slightly roasted one. I cooked with raw groundnuts before and didn't enjoy the soup as much as this.

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    2. Anonymous6/20/2013

      you can fry after grinding raw in the market... you can roast the ground peanut. Eya nice one God bless you.

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  12. Sis Eya shaun Ma, I salute u anytime anyday. This soup should really keep men indoors. Me I must try this one o. Infact I give u 10 over 10.

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    1. Hehehehe, thank you sister Lizzy.

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  13. mizOsa5/20/2013

    hmmmmmmm sis Eya all dis your delicacies makes me run home every weekend so i can make dem. since am not allowed 2 cook in sch. tak am easy ooooooooooooooo. i jst feel like eating 4m ur pot cus of the meatsssssssssss am seeing.*lovestruck*

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  14. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Can one use ozuza leaves. Hope it will taste nice cuz I no gbadu dis Lagos Ugu
    Danie

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    1. Hi Danie, I haven't cooked gnut with uziza, can you try with afang (okazi) vegetable instead.

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  15. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Hi eya. Pls can I use d already made roasted groundnut sold in d market.

    Secondly after frying do u remove d back of d groundnut before grinding

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    1. I think you can. I removed from some sha, could not remove all.

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  16. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Yummy,dats my best soup!

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    1. Thank you. I love to lick groundnut soup.

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  17. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Hmmn,never tried it! the whole idea that i am eating groundnut and swallow, just does my brain funny...btw, it looks good tho buh my picky nature wnt let me try it.

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    1. Sorry, you won't have any problem with weight, that's one thing about most picky people

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  18. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Looking so yummy! I cooked egusi soup and added grounded g/nut to it. Dats how I like my egusi soup.
    Am new here and am so loving ds blog. I can't remember wen last I checked oder blogs. Thumbs up annty Eya....
    Pinkyy

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    1. Thanks Pinkyy, did you add the egusi or groundnut first?

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    2. Anonymous5/21/2013

      The egusi first before the g/nut..
      Pinky

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  19. Anonymous5/21/2013

    Aunty Eya, can't the groundnuts be roasted after grinding, before being added to the soup? For those of us who'll grind it in the market.

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    1. No, you can't roast after grinding. Cook like that, it's Ok. Only the taste will be a bit different.

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  20. Aunty Eya,weldone!!! For me groundnut soup is one of my fav's. But den my mum used to add okro to it. Mostly dried okro,and d taste is so yummy...but evn with fresh okro its still alwaz delicious..for those asking if they can use raw g/nut or d normal roasted g/nuts,I bet u d taste ain't d same at all...

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    1. Thank you CuteD, yes, the taste is not the same, I tried it once.
      Won't the okro make our gnut soup slimy?

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    2. Yea,it will be slimy depending on d quantity put inside but still with or witout,d taste is outta dis world..

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  21. Creamberry5/21/2013

    Aunty Eya,please can i use those already roasted bottled groundnut they sell in the market or i must roast it myself?cos to me the bottled ones is kind of easier to get.thank you.

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    1. Creamberry5/21/2013

      *are kind of

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    2. Hi Creamberry, please don't over stress yourself over just one pot of soup. You can cook with the bottled ones.

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  22. Glorious morning ma, trust you are good? Thanks for still standing
    strong for us despite all the hateful comments.
    I saw yesterday's post on groundnut soup & saw a reply saying it cooks
    for about 5-10minutes, someone also asked if it'll not give a runny
    stomach.
    Am half Nigerian & half Ghanian(lol) so groundnut soup is a regular in
    my house. The truth is it cooks for up to 1hour(sure you're
    surprised), with that the soup does not go sour, no runny stomach & no
    need for any oil cos it'll bring out oil itself(let me also say,
    you'll know if the soup is done by the oil it brings out itself after
    which you can then add your vegetables). Try this & you can leave it
    in the pot till the next day without freezing & there'll be no fear
    for it being sour.
    Patience A.

    EYA: Hi Patience, how are you doing?
    Thank you for this mail. I have learnt another tip. Next time I will cook it longer.
    I'm going to copy and paste right away so that others can learn too.
    God bless you.
    Eya

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  23. Hello ma, please, can a blender be used to grind the groundnuts? That will enable us to fry the nuts a bit before grinding them. I eagerly await your response as I want to make the soup tomorrow. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, I grinded this with my blender. The small dry grinder.

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  24. Dear Eya, I tried making groundnut soup once but I did not get it to taste as delicious as I wanted. Thank you for this lesson. I will appreciate if you tell me how long the groundnut should be allowed to roast.

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    1. Sorry about that sis, next time you cabn buy the already roasted groundnut sold in bottles. Check to see that the groundnut tastes good before using. Avoid buying the type with big nuts. I think the groundnuts with smaller sized nuts taste better.
      You can roast until it begins to taste good when chewed.
      When you try again, pls let us know how it went.

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  25. ..Hhmmmmhhh...luks tasty.
    seriously I lyk groundnut soup but hvnt tasted d one prepared wit ugu leaf,I normally use bitterleaf. I prep mine with already roasted groundnut,and I don't pour it into d pot like dat,I 1st fry it wit palm oil and onions,den add my stock(d steamed meat $ all)and let it boil. After a tym I add water and let it boil 4 @least 30 mins. I think am gona try aunty eya's soup,its sure good to try new tins,and it luks so fresh and inviting.

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