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How to Make coated groundnut known as peanut burger

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Nigerian peanut burger also known as coated groundnuts can be made with raw or roasted groundnuts. I prefer the ones made with roasted groundnut and those are actually more crunchy. The

SPRING ONION CHICKEN SAUCE

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If you love chinese chicken sauce, you'll enjoy this delicious spring onion chicken sauce.

How to cook moi moi with whole coconuts

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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
1 medium sized coconut
1 cup water for blending (To start with, you may need more)
1 large onion
Tatashey
1 tablespoon ground crayfish because coconut loves cray
Boiled eggs
Salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes
Broad leav…

How To Roast Groundnut In A Fry Pan Without Using Sand

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Here are three simple methods of making Nigerian roasted groundnut/fried groundnut. Roast groundnuts are a great snack any day, for roast groundnut lovers, one week doesn't go by without cravings for this delicious, nutritious snack. They taste really great if done the proper way and well salted. Here in Nigeria, There are two methods of roasting or frying groundnut also known as peanuts. There

Coconut Rice as e dey hot! cooked with carrots, peppers and more

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This coconut rice cooked with different peppers and carrot is not like any you have tasted before. It's different, nutritious and delicious. This will keep you away from the Doctor. There are other coconut rice recipes on the blog, you'll love them and this too. Variety they say is the spice of life.
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups rice
1 and 1/2kg chicken
1 large onion
salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes, you can use 2 more to stir fry the vegetables
2 sachets coconut milk powder OR you use 2 large coconuts
1/4 teaspoon oregano (Optional)
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 small green pepper
1 small tatashey
3 scotch bonnet peppers (Ata rodo)
2 medium sized tomato fruits
1 small yellow pepper
3 medium sized carrots
1 cup vegetable oil to stir fry vegetables. I used soya oil here.
Water of course.



DIRECTION
Boil the chicken briefly in a cooking pot with onion and salt to get stock, grill, bake or fry the chicken and set aside. I

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

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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 of fish stew serves 7.
INGREDIENTS…

Nigerian Snail Sauce Recipe

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Snail sauce is great for those who want to lose weight, diabetics, and for the whole family.  Great for those avoiding red meat. Snails are here now and it's not just peppered snails that can be served. They can be used for snail stew and other Nigerian/African recipes.
This sauce goes with boiled rice but can also be served as a light meal


INGREDIENTS FOR THIS SNAIL SAUCE10 medium sized snails
A handful of shred cabbage
1 medium sized onion
3 medium sized red peppers (Ata Rodo)
1/2 cup oil to stir fry
1 teaspoon curry
Salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes
1 table spoonful baking flour to thicken
1 small green pepper
4 cups water to start with, you can adjust to desired thickness.

Before you make this snail sauce, first

Chicken plantain pepper soup for new mums

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This is a very traditional delicacy for women who have just been delivered of babies, great to take in the first few months after delivery. Most traditional Nigerian meals for new mums are cooked with lots of pepper but without the addition of palm oil. If you were to make this on a normal day for anyoe other than a new mum, you can add some palm oil (1/4 cup). This plantain soup can be very spicy and delicious. I didn't add too much pepper here because of the baby that doesn't need to suck pepper from breast milk.

INGREDIENTS:1 medium sized local chicken (Cock), dressed 1 small onion to steam the chicken 4 cups water, you can add more later 1 tablespoon ground fresh pepper Salt to taste 2 seasoning cubes 1 small buch scent leaves 5 fingers unripe or fairly plantain ( I used unripe plantain here)
DIRECTION:

How to cook egusi soup using tomato stew

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Hello, today we are going to cook egusi soup using fresh tomato stew. I do receive mails asking if it's ok to cook egusi soup with fresh tomatoes and I reply with a 'Yes' and always do add that 'it's very delicious'. The taste of stew in egusi soup is really really delicious. You may not believe until you have a taste. Egusi and tomatoes is a very good combination actually. There is a post on how to cook

How to cook Nigerian tomato stew with chicken

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Nigerian tomato stew can be really delicious when cooked with chicken, it doesn't have to be oily all the time. Sometimes I make stew with little or no oil and it turns out great. You can make this stew thick by adding very little stock or light by adding just a little stock (Water). Honestly, the live chicken that you just get slaughtered and dressed at the market is the best for Nigerian chicken stew. If you are using frozen chicken, let it be the hard chicken and not broilers (Soft). Frozen soft chicken easily gets overcooked and falls off the bones making your stew not too palatable. By now you already know my secret to the best Nigerian tomato stew. Even if you have never got it right with tomato stews, just try my recipe and see.
Cooking tomato stew with chicken is very easy and absolutely delicious.
INGREDIENTS3 thumbs size piece of ginger 1 medium sized onion for stew 1 large onion for boiling the chicken 2 cups vegetable oil seasoning cube 4 large tatashe (Red bell pepper) 1 tabl…

Simple Bread Rolls Recipe

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These ingredients below made 16 bread rolls.

How to cook okro soup with tomatoes

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Yes! Delicious okro soup can be cooked with tomatoes.This post should have been shared when okra was readily available and affordable but sha no problem. Nigerian tomato is playing hard to get but we shall conquer.  some people can still cook with tomatoes and if you like that nice tomato taste in your okro, you'll love this soup. This soup is not only for fufu (swallow), can also be servd with boiled rice. 'YES BOILED RICE' Try it and get addicted!


INGREDIENTS3 cups chopped okro 1 medium sized onion 8 medium sized tomatoes 1 cup palm oil or more for palm oil lovers Fish 1 kg goat meat, you can use Beef Seasoning cube Salt to taste 1 cup stock (water) to start with, you can always adjust by adding some more 1 teaspoon pepper, you can add more, I have kids who can't stand it.
DIRECTIONStir fry your onion, pepper and chopped tomatoes with seasoning cube until dry.Add the fish, check for salt and cover to cook for about 5 minutes, checking at intervalsAdd the okro and already cooked…

Crunchy Meat Pie Recipe

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How to make and glaze Nigerian meat pie without eggs
This Crunchy Nigerian meat pie is  baked without eggs, not even for glazing. This recipe is how to make meat pies without eggs. When I shared the older meat pie recipe on Facebook, some readers asked if it's possible to make meat pie without cracks on the crust, others asked for crunchy meat pie recipe, so, here it is. These ingredients are

Recipe: How to cook coconut rice with tomatoes and vegetables

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To cook Nigerian coconut rice with tomatoes and vegetables, you need more coconut milk than you would need for plain coconut rice. Adding vegetables and tomatoes enhances the taste and nutrition. Kids love coconut rice with colour. If you are not sure you like coconut rice, try this recipe and see.This is really appetizing, absolutely delicious and easy to cook.
INGREDIENTS:3 cups rice 2 cups vegetable oil 1 large onion 4 large tomatoes 1 teaspoon fresh pepper, you can add more 4 large red bell peppers (Tatashey) 2 seasoning cubes 1 large fresh fish. I used croaker 2 sachets coconut milk powder Salt to taste 1/2 cup roughly ground crayfish Chicken stock (Optional) Water, just

How to cook Nigerian vegetable soup with tomatoes

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I get mails from blog readers asking if it's alright to cook vegetable soups with tomatoes and my reply is a "yes" This here is vegetable soup cooked with fresh tomatoes and served with roasted goat meat.


INGREDIENTS:11/2 cups palm oil 11/2 cups vegetable oil 1 medium sized onion 5 large sized tomatoes 1 teaspoon pepper, you can add more 1 medium sized bunch ugu vegetables (Fluted pumpkin) 3 large sized bunch water leaf 1 cup ground crayfish 2 seasoning cubes salt to taste No water. The soup is cooked with juices from vegetables. 2kg goat meat (Roasted)
DIRECTION:Stir fry the onion and chopped tomatoes in hot oil with pepper and one seasoning

How to cook spaghetti with minced meat and vegetables

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Spaghetti can be boiled and served with sauces and stews, served with just cheese,beef gravy cooked jollof or even fried like fried rice. This delicious pot was cooked with minced meat, vegetables and that Nigerian thing added by the little uziza sprinkle.
Cooked in less than 20 minutes. To truly enjoy spags, cook them al-dente. Not too soft.

INGREDIENTS:
11/2 pack spaghetti
Minced meat (I used 1k worth, that's large pack)
3 large Tatashey (Red bell peppers)
3 small tomatoes blended together with the tatashey and some onion
1 teaspoon pepper sauce
1 large sized onion
1 seasoning cube
1/2 cup soya oil
2 cabbage leaves
2 medium sized carrots
a pinch of thyme
pinch of Rosemary.
1/2 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon jollof spice
Salt to taste
I gave it that Nigerian flavour with a sprinkle of chopped uziza leaves
Water to cover the spags, you may need to add more incase pot dries before food is ready. 

Before you cook this abosolutely delicious meal, first blend the tatashey, tomatoes and half that onion, boi…

How to cook moi moi in tea mugs

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If you are one of those who throw away tea mugs whenever an accident breaks their handles, STOP. There is good use for them in that kitchen. With the health implications of making moi moi in plastic containers and cellophane bags, Nigerians are coming up with better, healthier ways of cooking, getting same great flavour and nutrients without loading on cancer and other diseases.
This moi moi cooked in tea mugs is absolutely delicious, cooked through and tastes even better. Aside tea mugs, other ceramic containers can be used to make moi moi. Even in the microwave, we know that heating food with ceramic is way better than heating in plastic plates. We cooked moi moi with cellophane bags before, also cooked in plastic cups but in all I'll say with recent researches and 21st century discoveries, it's best to do the cooking in stainless steel cups ( not aluminium) or ceramic. 

With the presence of blenders, food processors and even graters in the Nigerian kitchen, washing and skinni…

How to cook ogbono soup without oil

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Ogbono soup cooked without oil is very delicious and nutritious too. Doesn't have that palm oil feel. For fat free Nigerian soup cooking, try this. Palm oil is added to almost all Nigerian soups, but come to think of it, this oil never enhances the taste of any food. It only adds that bright colour that can be gotten by adding some good vegetables. Try cooking some meals without palm oil and see the difference. They taste way better. Method is very easy and straight forward.
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup ground ogbono  1 cup ground crayfish 1kg beef 1 large sized dry cat fish 2 seasoning cubes Salt to taste a handful chopped ugu vegetable (Fluted pumpkin) Water to cover the meat after steaming 4 red bells pepper (Tatatshey) 1 teaspoon pepper 2 medium sized onion
BEFORE YOU COOK THIS OGBONO SOUP: First of all, wash and cut the vegetables, wash and blend together the onion and red bell pepper, boil in a pot with one seasoning cube until dry and set aside. Grind the ogbono seeds and set aside. Steam meat wit…

How to cook Nigerian Yam Porridge without palm oil

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Yam porridge can be cooked with or without palm oil and both methods taste great just that the one cooked without palm oil doesn't have that beautiful colour. If you cook with Saladmaster cookware, you already know that they do not need any kind of oil because the pots are all about healthy living.

I made this colourful, delicious yam porridge without even a drop of palm oil. Red bell pepper enhances the taste and also adds colour not forgetting all the health benefits of red bell peppers.
Yam porridge cooked without a drop of oil is delicious. Do not worry, the oil from the fish is all the body needs.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 small tuber of yam
Enough water to cover the yam
2 medium sized smoked cat fish
1 large onion
5 large red bell peppers (tatashey)
Seasoning cubes to taste
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon fresh scotch bonnet pepper (Optional)
Locust beans (Dadadwa) Optional


Nigerian coconut rice and beans

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My Nigerian coconut rice and beans is the recipe to try this weekend. So delicious I don't know how to describe it. So low cost yet so nutritious and tasty.  If you like rice, if you like beans porridge, if you like jollof rice, you'll definitely love this meal. Just finished cooking yet pot is cleared already as I type. 

INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN COCONUT RICE AND BEANS:
2 Cups rice
11/2 cup beans
1 large onion
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 small can tomato paste
1 large smoked fish
1 cup roughly ground crayfish
2 Seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon pepper or to your taste
2 cups coconut milk (1 sachet coconut milk powder)
Water enough to cover the rice 

COOKING DIRECTION

Wash and boil beans with half of the onion. When beans is soft, add salt to taste, not too much.

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