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My definition of house party jollof rice is that jollof rice that's cooked for a small party, it doesn't involve cooking one bag of rice or cooking a half bag of rice but it is cooking rice that's much more


Yes! Samosas can be made without using dough to make wraps. Samosas also called small chops at Nigerian parties can be made at home with ease Samosas are a common street food in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh but right now, it seems they are


Every major Nigerian soup can be tweaked and cooked with some minor ingredients added or removed according what you want to eat. The major ingredients must remain intact for it to still be called that soup name. For instance, Nigerian white soup can be cooked  in different ways depending on that you want and what taste of


Moin moin recipes we posted on the blog all have beans as the major ingredients and they came out perfect even though none was cooked with a mixture of raw eggs and beans, like the coconut milk moin moin. The popular Nigerian moin moin recipe is the one that adds hard boiled eggs while wrapping the moin moin.

This weekend, I made very fluffy, delicious and excellent moi moi by just adding whisked raw eggs to the ground beans and whisking even more to get air into the mixture and make it light. It worked so well. By the time I finished uploading the pics on Facebook, the very large pot of moi moi ws cleared by my family who kept picking and going for more. I enjoyed mine with soaked garri, while some served themselves with pap and moin moin, others just ate the moin moin with no accompaniment and it was really delicious. If it turned out not so good, I would have warned so you don't waste your time trying. But this one is some moin moin recipe everyone needs to try.
I used 1 mudu bla…

How to cook moi moi with whole coconuts

I shared a moi moi recipe cooked with coconut milk instead of water here, a couple months back. Today, I'm cooking this delicious moi moi with whole coconuts not just the milk o. Coconuts are in season now and less expensive, we'll make the best of the season, load our bodies with all the cocogoodness. No oil added but you can add if you like. The bottle of oil in the pic is because I initially planned to stir-fry the onion, pepper and crayfish before adding, but later CHANGED my mind. These broad moi moi leaves have been preserved for 3 months and they still very fresh. *TO QUICK-WASH BEANS; Rinse and run in the food processor for just 10 seconds, Add water and filter out the skin, rinse out all the skin in seconds and your beans is clean and ready. INGREDIENTS:
2 cups beans (Shop measuring cups and measuring spoons )
1 medium sized coconut
1 cup water for blending (To start with, you may need more)
1 large onion
1 tablespoon ground crayfish because coconut loves cray
Boiled …

Fresh Fish stew with vegetables (Caribbean Stewed fish altered for my Nigerian palate)


This fish stew is so delicious one cannot describe it. If you love like Caribbean stewed fish, then,you'll love this in a finger licking way. I left out a few ingredients that I think my local Nigerian palate will not enjoy. Boiled my fish the Nigerian way before adding unlike the Carribean method of just stir frying fish  along with vegetables. These pieces are large and may not cook through the way we like it here. My boiling before adding is just to ensure that my fish cook well well and I have fish stock to make sauce because definitely, my Nigerian palate will enjoy this with a hot plate of boiled rice. The stew is meant to be served as a meal sha but since I'm not really watching my weight at the moment, that alone without boiled rice won't fill me up. So I got a little bit creative and came up with this delicious pot of Nigerian fresh fish stew cooked with colourful assorted vegetables, with my Naija local flavour in there. This pot o…

How To Cook Egusi Soup With Waterleaf

Nigerian Egusi soup can be cooked with vegetables like (ugu) (fluted pumpkin), amaranthus (Aleho, green), tomatoes, bitter leaf, Spinach,water leaf 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 (Fluted 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.


Steam beef and stock fish with onion, pepper, seasoning and salt till almost

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup With Melon Lumps

Nigerian white soup originated from the South South Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It's very easy to cook, serve and enjoy with fufu especially poundedyam. Because of its spicy nature, new moms are encouraged to take lots of this soup the first few weeks after delivery. Different countries have their own versions of white soups completely different from Nigerian white soup.

If well cooked with uziza hot leaves, this soup can be mega delicious and rich in

35 Nigerian Christmas Recipes To Try This Christmas And New Year Updated


You can find your favourite Christmas and new year recipes on these food collages.  What's your favourite Nigerian Christmas Recipes?  If it's not here, let me know and I'll give you a link to find it. From these images,  I'll link only the ones that I  think Nigerians love to serve and enjoy at Christmas and New  Year. Try any recipe here and watch your guests luck fingers and plates.

Try All our Rice and Gravy Recipes

See How to make fried Rice Sauce wives connection
1. Jollof rice and beans with carrots 
2. Pan grilled fish dinner with rice
3. King prawn fried rice by Lizzy Obaze
4. Rice and baked beans stew
5.  Fried rice by Sisi Yemmie
6. Vegetable fish sauce with rice

7. Titus fish stew
8. Fried rice mix in the making.
To follow step by step 
cooking of all these rice delicacies, from number one to 8, click on allricerecipes and some more rice recipes and much more rice recipes

35 Awesome Christmas Presents For A Nigerian Mother, And Nigerian Mother-Inlaw

This Christmas, Please remember the woman that gave birth to you, your wife, and your husband or your children's grandmas, your mothers-In-Law.  I gave the title mother in law, but, these are Christmas gifts fit for even our own mums too,  even fit for oga madam sef. From this extensive list, we can pick for our mothers,  pick for mom in laws and friends.  Make someone smile this Christmas and beyond.  Create fun memories with these gifts:
African prints: Vlisco Hollandais wax, High Target ankara wax material, Ghana Wax material, English wax, Lace material, or any cloth material good for sewing wrapper and blouse.

How To Make Rice Flour Fufu Colourful, Quick And Delicious, With Some Starch, Palm Oil

How to make elastic tuwo shinkafa with palm oilWhen compared with other forms of fufu like garri, semolina, semovita, poundo, wheat etc, rice flour is the

How To Make Nutritious Nigerian Zobo Drink By Deborah Bala

Zobo drink recipe
Nigerian zobo drink.
Zoborodo!  zobo for short is a drink made from dried flowers, it's known as sobolo in Ghana sorrel in Caribbean bis app in Central Africa, rosella in Australia .  Zobo drink is  very nutritious and medicinal.

Ingredients for zobo drink:

 Back of pineapple optional
 Back of orange optional , ginger,
 pepper soup spices
 honey ( please don't use sugar let's eat and drink healthy) cucumber. 
How to:

Wash the zobo leaves thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt wash the pineapple also and cut into small chunks. Get a clean pot, put thezobo leaves, back of pineapple, back of orange, ginger, garlic, local spices (images below) and water and allow to boil. Once it starts boiling, wait for about 10 minutes for it to boil very well. Blend the pineapple with little pepper, and the black round spice (African nutmeg. pour the paste into the pot. Cover and leave for 10 minutes or more to cool. Sieve with a fine sieve or cheese cloth Add the…

How To Cook Edikang Ikong Vegetable Soup With Crunchy Snails


How To Cook Healthy Afang Okazi vegetable soup

Afang soup recipe step by step cooking
Nigerian afang vegetable soup, see more cooking pictures after the cut.

Also see this afang soup here 

Ingredients: 3 cups Water to start with. Water leaf will add more water to the soup 1 kg Goat meat or beef 1 big wrap of Stock fish  1 medium Onion to boil the beef Salt to taste 2 cups Palm oil 1 teaspoon pepper or more 2 Seasoning cubes 11/2 cups ground Crayfish   Smoked cat fish 3 4 cups of pounded or blended okazi (afang) vegetable   2 large bunches of Water leaf (Spinach can be used)  2 cups of Periwinkle  4 large Snails optional 3 Cow skin (Kpomo) optional Dry Shrimps (optional) Bonga fish or dried catfish optional A sprinkle of Hot leaf (Uziza) optional
HOW TO COOK AFANG SOUP EASY STEPS Cooking Steps for afang soup: First, wash and boil your meat with stock fish, salt and onion only. While those cook, wash and chop the water leaf and set

How To Cook Nigerian Fried Rice With Coated Chicken

NIGERIAN FRIED RICE RECIPEThis is simple, affordable and easy to cook Nigerian fried rice recipe, cooked with simple ingredients that are easy to find anywhere in markets or shops.
In Nigeria, Fried Rice is the meal for great events like
weddings, Festivals, Christmas celebrations, House-warming, New Car Washing, Child Naming Ceremonies, Child Christening/ Dedications, and even Funeral Commemorations. It is much loved by Most Nigerians. Back in the days, not many
women knew how to cook fried rice. All we did was cook our

How To Cook Nigerian Green Jollof Rice

Dear Diary,
The three people I cooked
this rice for, ate and asked for extra servings.
We so enjoyed it that I had to confess to them that I had over eaten.
Ingredients for green jollof rice:

3 cups rice1kg chicken4 cubes royco seasoning2 teaspoons thyme1 large onion2 tablespoonfuls of tomato pastesalt to taste

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup, Serve With Pounded Yam

This white soup was so good! Because of the hot leaf (Uziza), I reduced the quantity of pepper and that made everyone, including