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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nigerian Groundnut Soup With Ugu Vegetable

Nigerian groundnut soup with warm garri.
Groundnut soup also known as peanut soup is mostly cooked by the Northerners and some parts of Southern Nigeria. If you can cook egusi soup with vegetable, then you already know how to cook this groundnut soup because same method will give you a wonderful, delicious pot of soup. It is a delicacy to those who know it. Some people cook this soup with slices of dried unripe paw paw. This unripe paw paw acts like kpomo in the soup.  
It can be made thick or light depending on how one wants it, and
the quantity of water or vegetables added. Some great lovers of groundnut cook this without vegetables. The groundnut can be roasted a little or just ground raw and fresh.  A small portion of Locust beans (dadawa) can also be added if you like it's flavor.

This is the kind of soup that can make you eat more eba than planned, so, if you are a weight watcher, I beg you to eat only one of those foo foos in the picture. Without self control, the yummy soup can make you clear all three before realizing what you just did.
This soup can be served with any type of foo foo, semo, starch, not too soft amala, pounded yam etc.
Anyone who can cook the miyan taushe soup sent in by Deborah Bala two days back, should be able to cook this soup. There is no much difference.

It is best warmed again at night or stored in a freezer because, just like melon soup, it can go sour easily.
A trial will make you a fan of this soup, I promise.

1 Cup slightly roasted groundnut
1 small bunch fluted pumpkin (Ugu vegetable)
1 kg beef
3 cow skin (Kpomo)
2 medium sized smoked catfish
1/2 cup roughly ground crayfish
1 cup periwinkle (mfi) Optional
1 seasoning cube
1 pack stock fish ears
1 teaspoon pepper, you can add more
1 tablespoon palm oil
Salt to taste
Enough water or stock to cover the meat after steaming.

Before cooking groundnut soup:
Steam the beef with salt and onion until

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

How To Cook Okro Soup With Ewedu Leaves

A plate of okra  soup cooked with ewedu leaves.
Okra soup is very good when cooked green and fresh. Ewedu leaves are good for weight loss. They are both full of vitamins which can be destroyed by heat, reason
we do not overcook these greens. For mums introducing their babies to solids, this soup is it. I think babies love this soup cos it makes swallowing fufu very easy.  Try giving them with amala, soft eba, soft wheatmeal, soft semo or any other swallow but not too soft please. This soup cooks very fast.

How to cook okro soup with leafy vegetables

Okro soup is mostly served with solids. Somtimes I cook this without palm oil and serve with a little tomato stew. When cooked without palm oil, it tastes better and I love it. If allowed to cook okro the exact way I like it, I won't add palm oil. Okro can be grated if you like timy bits. I like to chew okro in my soup. This soup can also be enjoyed without any form of swallow, especially for
those of us trying to lose some weight. I hope I've started losing sha.

1kg goat meat or beef
2 seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
Water, just enough to cover the meat after steaming 
1 medium onion to steam the meat
1 teaspoon fresh ground scotch bonnet pepper. 
1/2 cup ground crayfish
1 pack dry stock fish
2 medium sized smoked cat fish
1 tablespoon locust beans (Dadawa) Optional
1 tablespoon palm oil
1 small bunch leafy vegetables. I used ewedu leaves but you can try with ugu, uziza too is great here
3 cups chopped okra

*Before you cook this okro and vegetable soup, wash and cut

Saturday, May 04, 2013

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup With Beef, Cow Skin And Smoked CatFish

Nigerian white soup served with hot pounded yam.
This Nigerian white soup is best enjoyed with poundo, starch, semovita, wheatmeal  or not too soft Amala. I don't

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How To Cook Nigerian Soups With Less

Cooking a healthy, good looking and tasty pot of soup can be quite expensive. There are a few tricks that can give us great results with less. For the step by step cooking recipes of all the soups on this page, visit here
 okra soup
 How To Cook Okro Soup With Less:

Friday, July 05, 2013

Nigerian Benniseed/Sesame Seed Soup With Beef, Goat Meat And Smoked Fish

A plate of benniseed soup

How to cook Nigerian sesame seed (Benni seed) soup

If you like Nigerian egusi soup, then you'll love this benni seed soup. Benni seed/Sesame seed is not only used for spraying on doughnuts, cakes and other pastries, can be made into delicious soup. In Nigeria, It is grown along the Benue river by the Benue people of Nigeria and some parts of Northern Nigeria. It is also grown by some parts of Cross River State. This seed is grown mainly for food while most of it is exported to Europe where a little oil is extracted e.g Salad Oil and sesame oil. It is very nutritious and filling.

Benni seed/Sesame seed soup can
be served with any swallow of your choice. I love to lick or just eat the soup alone with a spoon.


1/2 mudu benn iseed (Sesame seed) About 3 to 4 cups
1kg Goat meat
1/2 kg beef
2 large smoked fish
1/2 cup ground crayfish
2 Seasoning cubes
my Pepper sauce, you can use 3 fresh peppers or more
1 medium sized Onion to boil meats
1 cup Palm oil
1 bunch Hot leaf (Uziza)
1 cup Locust beans (Dadawa)
Water to cover the meat after steaming.

Before you cook sesame soup, make sure your seed is ground and set aside. The easiest way is to let the seller clean and do the grinding there at the market for free. 


  1. Wash and boil the meat with salt, onion and 1 seasoning

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nigerian Uziza Okro soup

A plate of okro soup to be served with Soft yellow microwaved garri.

 This okro soup is actually the third or fourth on the blog but they are all cooked differently. Chubby Ella posted Okro soup cooked without meat . There is a post on okro soup with ewedu leaves cooked diffently from the Yoruba ewedu soup. The okro with ewedu post has detailed step by step cooking pictures. I never liked okro until I started cooking it myself.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How To Cook Egusi Soup With Sweet Bitterleaf And Cow Head

Egusi soup cooked with sweet bitterleaf, cow head, stock-fish, dried catfish and crayfish. This is cooled and packed for the fridge.
Egusi soup with sweet bitterleaf is one Nigerian soup that gets better with age. This soup tastes better after a few days and it

Thursday, April 11, 2013

How To Cook Healthy Afang Okazi vegetable soup

Afang soup recipe 

Nigerian afang vegetable soup, see more cooking pictures after the cut.

Nigerian recipes

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

Cooking Steps for afang soup:
  1. First, wash and boil your meat with stock fish, salt and onion only. While those cook, wash and chop the water leaf and set

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How To Cook Unripe Pawpaw (Papaya) Soup

unripe pawpaw in ogbono soup by wives connection
A serving of ogbono pawpaw soup, served mine with hot garrri.

Papapya or Pawpaw soup is cooked with diced and dried unripe pawpaw. It is a delicacy of the Obudu people of Cross River State Nigeria. They are found around the Ranch Resort and share a boundary with Benue State. Pawpaw soup is cooked with ogbono, egusi, Nigerian white soup or even

Monday, May 20, 2013

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.

  • 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...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How To Cook Ogbono Soup Without Meat

Ogbolor soup recipe

A plate of ogbono soup with a side of eba (garri).
There are two types of ogbono in the market. The one that is harvested during
the rainy season around July and the other harvested during the dry season around November. The rainy season ogbono gets thick in soups but not as drawy as the dry season type. The ogbono that is harvested in the dry season is the very good type. A little of it gives so much. This type does not require you to add much to the soup. 

The dry season ogbono also has the ability to keep being very gummy and drawy even after long periods. The one harvested during the rainy season tends to stop being drawy after some time.

It is best to buy ogbono around December, January and even anytime before July August. Not that the other one is not good o, after all it can give you a thicker pot of soup than the dry season type. Ogbono sellers know the difference but may not help cos they want to sell their goods. Both are good anyway.

Ogbono soup can actually be cooked without meat. The taste doesn't change. Cooking with meat helps to enhance the taste of any soup. What happens when you buy meat and forget it at the butcher's, when you open the freezer to take meat and discover it was exhausted without your knowledge. Or when you bring out your meat and realize that it is getting worse because the voltage wasn't high enough to keep it frozen or when there is just no meat anywhere and your school allowance and pocket money is running out? 

You can still eat healthy and delicious if you have your crayfish and fish at home.

This draw soup tasted so good. I will do it again! I wish I had added periwinkle, but don't really regret much cos mfi this days is so over salted that you have to wash with gallons of water before cooking else you end up with a pond of salt as soup. Stockfish can also be added.

1 cup ground ogbono
3 large dry catfish
4 large kpomo cut into smaller pieces
3 knorr cubes
Salt to taste
3 fresh pepper or more depending on how much you love peppers
1 small onion to boil the fish and kpomo
1/2 cup palm oil
1 cup ground crayfish
1 small bunch ugu (fluted pumpkin vegetable)
5 cups water (250ml *5) You can add more water as you cook if the soup is thicker than you want.

You might also like: How to cook ogbono (ogbolor) soup with meat.
Washed smoked fish

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup, Serve With Pounded Yam

 a serving of white soup with pounded yam

This white soup was so good! Because of the hot leaf (Uziza), I reduced the quantity of pepper and that made every one, including the children, really eat well.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Nigerian Native Soup: How To Cook Native Soup

Nigerian soup
Nigerian native soup by Tico kitchen.

Native soup is what some of us call white soup and then others argue that if we say it's white soup, then, there shouldn't be a drop of oil in it. Native soup can be cooked light or thick depending on what you like. This here is light. Can be thickened with pounded yam, cocoyam or achi depending again on what part of Nigeria you learnt from. Different tribes have different local names for their versions of white soup. In the South it's thickened with yam but I especially love thickening with boiled and well pounded cocoyam (A food processor does a good job making it drawy and slimy like) because of that slimy, soft kind of feel on the throat oh. Thickening with cocoyam leaves the soup in between draw and just normal. Not like ogbono but just ok. I'm not a meat person, maybe that's why I get drawn to food cooked with seafood only. I so love that there is no beef in this soup. I can live the rest of my life without craving one day for meat especially beef and mutton. I add meat to cooking because of my family I love fish, I love seafood. If you can cook Nigerian white soup, then you can cook Native soup. See white soup recipe here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

How To Cook Vegetable Draw Soup Serve With Yellow Foo Foo

vegetable draw soup with hot, soft yellow foo foo
Vegetable draw soup is cooked with ground ogbono and ugu(fluted pumpkin) or

Monday, May 02, 2016

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup With Melon Lumps

Nigerian egusi white soup
Nigerian white soup cooked with egusi (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

Friday, November 13, 2015

How To Cook Egusi Melon Soup With Cow Tail And Tuwo Shinkafa

How to cook egusi soup with vegetables & how to make tuwo from scratch

Egusi soup
A small serving of egusi soup with tuwo shinkafa.
Well done! cooking pics are complete now, see them when you click to continue reading. ..
 I cannot even count the number of egusi soups we have on the blog already. I didn't want to share
this cos I felt there is enough already but the fluffy tuwo shinkafa won't let me be. It looked and felt so good I just have to share the recipe.  Cooking pics are so many, if they are too heavy for your browser, or if some won't open, please leave a comment let me know so I take down some pics.

Ingredients for cow tail egusi soup:

  • 1 kilo beef
  • 11/2 kilos cow tail
  • salt to taste
  • 2 knorr cubes
  • onion and 1 knorr to steam the meat
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 mudu egusi, that's about 5 cups or 8 milk cups
  • 1 cup ground crayfish
  • 4 medium sized smoked catfish
  • Stock fish (optional) Would have loved to add stoc kfish to this soup if I had some at home.
  • 2 table spoons palm oil
  • 1 large bunch of ugu vegetable
  • 3 cups water to start with, you can always readjust while cooking. 
  • For the fufu, I served with this tuwo shinkafa. You can buy rice, mill and keep flour for (tuwo) fufu. For how to make the rice flour (tuwo) fufu like this, GO HERE 


Friday, February 22, 2013

How To Cook Ugwu Melon Egusi Soup With Pounded Yam

Egusi Soup Recipe

 Egusi soup also known as melon soup.
Egusi soup also known as melon soup in Nigeria can be cooked plain or with vegetables. Egusi soup cooked with green vegetables is very nutritious. I can take the soup alone without foofoo or any swallow and still feel full and satisfied. This soup cooks fast. The reason I add egusi (melon) early is to give it enough time to cook. Sometimes, I fry the egusi in palm oil before adding to the soup. That way, the egusi becomes a bit lumpy. At other time, I add a little warm water to the egusi (melon), stir and mix or pound until oil begins to come out of the melon before dropping in tiny lumps into the pot of soup.

This egusi with vegetable soup can be served alongside Eba, Starch, semo, poundo or not too soft Amala. This soup is much, can serve up to 10.

  • 4 cups ground egusi (melon)  
  • 11/2kg goat meat 
  • fluted pumpkin  vegetables (ugu leaves)
  • 1 large smoked catfish 
  • 1 pack stockfish  
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • seasoning cubes to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 small onion 
  • 2 large peppers  
  • 1 cup crayfish 
  • water

How to cook egusi soup

Cooking Steps:

  1. Boil washed goat meat with salt, pepper and onions for about 10 minutes
  2. Add water if you notice pot is drying up. Add seasoning cubes Check for salt
  3. Add stock fish,  melon and crayfish when meat stock begins to, boil
  4. Allow egusi to cook for about 8 minutes before adding palm oil and washed periwinkles, stir, check for salt, cover to boil till you are satisfied with the thicknness of the soup  and taste of the melon
  5. Agg the ugwu vegetables, stir and leave for about 3 minutes before turning off the heat. Leave soup pot open so that the heated pot does not continue cooking your green vegetables.
  6. Serve with your foo foo or any swallow.
Remember that egusi vegetable soup tastes better after one day, so, cook much and save the rest.

  • See step by step cooking pictures below...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Okra, Ugu, Ogbono Soup Recipe With Cooking Pictures To make this weekend

We have more than enough Nigerian soup recipes on the blog already, see more soup recipes  but, just to let us cook something a bit different this weekend, I added this delicious pot of Nigerian draw soup. Try it and you will come back for more. Trust me, there'll be left over if you are not firm on the
eaters. It didn't take long to cook as the frozen beef and snails thawed very fast under running water. Someone in my house does not eat carbohydrates for dinner but could not resist the aroma and look of this soup as he walk into the kitchen. He asked for it though begging me to make the eba very small so he doesn't gain back all the calories he managed to burn at the gym this evening. What is life without eating what we enjoy? There are people who only derive joy from eating good food, aside that, life is not so sweet, so, why treat food like it's poison. Never reject good food. Refusing food doesn't make us lose weight o, in fact experts say "eat everything but in small portions" Our bodies need every nutrient to be healthy and fit.. Soup and eba doesn't make you obesed if you eat the right portion, not when we pack one big bowl of garri with soup containing two pieces of beef, three pieces of snail, fish, 3 long kpomos etc, tell me why you nor go fat explode? Eat the right quantity, nor be say you eat till you belch like shrek the movie. Eat this soup and see how fresh you'll look.

Ingredients For This delicious Nigerian Soup
  1. 1 kg Beef
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1 medium sized onion
  4. 3 cups water to start with, if soup is thicker than you want, you can gradually add water in small quanties while soup cooks.
  5. 1/2 cup palm oil: This salad master pots do not need oil, I only add oil when I cook for the kids because they are still growing, when I cook for me and hubby alone, the food is colored with a little ground tatashe not oil.
  6. 1/2 cup ground ogbono
  7. 1 cup ground crayfish
  8. 2 cubes maggi crayfish 
  9. 1/2 cup Locust beans (dadawa) This is optional
  10. 4 cups chopped okra (okro)
  11. 1 small bunch ugu vegetables (Flutted pumpkin)
  12. A handful of uziza vegetable (Optional)
  13. 4 large Snails (Optional)
  14. 3 medium Smoked catfish
  15. 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper. I used my pepper sauce   
  16. Hot Eba (Garri) for serving with the soup. Any fufu of choice
Check out More pepper soup recipes


  1. Boil the meat with salt, seasoning and onion. While meat boils,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

How To Cook Nigerian Banga Afang Soup

 banga vegetable soup
Banga soup is mostly eatern 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

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Edikang Ikong Soup Recipe, Simple And Healthy

edikang ikong vegetable soup with hot eba
Dear Diary,
I think that importing my kitchen diary blog here is kind of flooding this zone with food,