Recipes

  • Efo Riro (Vegetable Soup)

    The rich vegetable soup to accompany your eba, pounded yam, semo-vita or even rice! Ingredients Spinach (Shoko) leaves, 1 big bunch Palm Oil, 4 cooking spoons Fish, Beef, or Chicken, 1 kilo Stock fish, 1 medium piece Fresh chili

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  • Nkwobi

    Lots of savoury meat for your indulgence! Ingredients Goat or Cow leg, one kilo Palm Oil, 2 cooking spoons Fresh Utazi leaves, 1 small bunch, chopped Ground Crayfish, 1 tablespoon Dry pepper, 2 to 3 tablespoons Onion, 1 big

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  • Ogbono Soup

    Ogbono is a crowd favourite any day! Ingredients Powdered Ogbono seeds, 1 cup Beef or goat meat, one-half kilo Dried fish, 1 medium piece Crayfish, 2 sprinklings Stock fish, 2 pieces Dried pepper Ogiri, 1 wrap Seasoning, 2 cubes

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  • Ofe Owerri

    Here’s the secret formula for the delicious Ofe Owerri from Eastern Nigeria. Image courtesy: South Paw group Ingredients Ugwu leaves, 2 medium bunches, shredded Uziza leaves, 1 medium bunch, shredded Cocoyam, 1 head, peeled Beef or Chicken, one-half kilo

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  • Boli & Epa

    Many people score boli as their best snack, if not their best food. Some say the taste of the roasted plantain combined with the groundnut is heavenly. Here’s how to reproduce the magic at home if your favourite boli

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  • Dodo-Fried Plantain

    If anything, this is a child’s delight anytime, anyday but the adults understand the sentiments, too… Ingredients Plantains, 2 large pieces Vegetable Oil, 2 cooking spoons Salt to taste Preparation Wash Plantain Remove plantain skin and cut plantains into

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  • Egusi & Vegetable Soup

    Ingredients Egusi, roasted and ground, 1 cup Bitterleaf or Spinach, washed and chopped Palm oil, 2 – 3 cooking spoons Beef or goat meat, one-half kilogramme Seasoning, 2 cubes Onion, 2 medium bulbs, diced Chili pepper, 4 small pieces,

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  • Fried Chicken

    Delightful chicken treat…any day! Ingredients Chicken, 1 kg Vegetable Oil, 4 cooking spoons Seasoning, 2 cubes Thyme, 1 tablespoon Onion, 1 medium bulb Pepper (optional), 2 – 4 pieces of chili pepper or dry pepper Salt to taste Preparation

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  • Zobo Drink

    Zobo is a refreshing drink best enjoyed chilled. Nutritionists assert its health benefit as a good source of antioxidants, calcium, and Vitamin C. It has a brightly coloured appearance, appealing taste and so refreshing! Ingredients Dried hibiscus flowers (Sorrel

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  • Plantain chips

    Plantain chips are an appealing snack to many people. Some prefer the ones with pepper, others love them just plain. Ingredients Unripe plantains, 5 – 6 heads Vegetable Oil, 2 cooking spoons Dry Pepper, 1 or 2 tablespoons (optional)

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  • Banana Chips

    Banana chips are ideal snacks for adults and children alike. Ingredients Unripe bananas, 5 – 6 heads Vegetable Oil, 2 cooking spoons Dry Pepper, 1 or 2 tablespoons Salt to taste Preparation Peel unripe bananas and slice either as

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  • Suya

    Everyone loves Suya – the hot, spicy, peppered meat with the unique groundnut flavour. This is the reason Suya Spots are everywhere in Nigeria! Kitchen Gear Needed Oven or barbecue grill Skewers Ingredients Beef, 1 kilogram, sliced thinly Roasted

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  • Fried Rice

    Fried rice is my personal favourite and also the favourite of guests at parties. Children also love this meal! Ingredients Rice, 4 cups Vegetable oil, 2-3 cooking spoons Chicken or Meat broth Liver, 0.5 kg, chopped Green Pepper, chopped

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  • Akara

    Delightful Bean fritters popular in south western Nigeria. Ingredients Beans: 3 cups Onion, 1 medium bulb, finely chopped Chili pepper, 2 pieces, finely chopped Palm or vegetable oil Shrimps Salt to taste Preparation Clean the beans and wash in

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  • Jollof Rice

    J-Rice is easily the most popular celebration food in Nigeria. Said to have originated from the Wolof people of Senegal, it is a preferred delicacy in other parts of Africa, too. Ingredients Rice, 6 cups Palm Oil/Vegetable Oil, 3-4

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  • Moin Moin

    Moin moin, the delicious bean pudding, remains a perennial favourite among peoples in the south west areas of Nigeria. Ingredients Beans (Red-Ewa Oloyin/Drum or White): 3 – 4 cups Palm oil or Vegetable oil: Half cup Pepper (Tatashe, Rodo):

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  • Abacha

    This is the Nigerian salad loved by many. Ingredients: Abacha (Cooked, Dried Cassava Strips), 3 handfuls Ugba, 2 cups Ponmo, washed and cut in bits, cooked Ground Ehu seeds (Calabash Nutmeg), 1 teaspoon Fresh or dry Utazi leaves, 1 small

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  • Ikokore

    Another wateryam delicacy from the Ijebus. Enjoy Ikokore as main dish or with eko or eba. Ingredients: Wateryam, 1 tuber Palm Oil, as desired Fresh Sombo (long red pepper), blended Onions, 2 medium bulbs Ponmo, 2 large cuts Shrimps Seasoning,

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  • Tsiren Dakakken Nama

    Super spicy grilled meat… Required Equipment: Barbeque Grill Barbeque sticks or skewers Ingredients: Minced Meat, 500g Ground dried chili pepper, 1 teaspoon Onion, 1 medium bulb, finely chopped Egg, beaten, 1 Fresh coriander, chopped, 2 tablespoons Nutmeg, ground, 1

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  • Tuwo Masara

    Here’s another popular maize staple from Northern Nigeria. Ingredients: Milled Corn Flour Water Preparation: Boil 3 to 4 cups of water in a small pot. Pour in the corn flour gently, allowing the quantity poured in to form a

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